Director of Missions
Josh is the husband of Rachel and the dad of four great kids. He is a native of Texas County, Missouri, and a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh loves the Church, and has served in various ministry capacities including lead pastor, student pastor and church planter. He enjoys St. Louis Cardinals baseball, MSU Bears basketball, and fishing from his canoe on quiet, Ozarks streams.
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Office Manager and Administrative Assistant
Shannon has served as Office Manager since October 2021. Shannon was born and raised in the Springfield, Mo, area and currently resides in Marshfield, Mo. Shannon and her husband, Jeff are members at Strafford, First Baptist Church. They have one son, Wyatt; two step-children, Brianna and Michael; and one granddaughter, Nevaeh. Shannon enjoys serving at her church in missions and spending time with her family.
Austen has served as Financial Secretary since November 2023. Austen grew up in California, Missouri and moved to Ozark in 2018 when her husband Casey joined the staff of River Bluff Fellowship as the youth and college pastor. Austen earned her Masters of Accountancy degree from Truman State University and has enjoyed working as the bookkeeper for small businesses and also as a high school business teacher before having kiddos and choosing to spend time at home with them. Austen loves spending time with her husband and three kids, teaching Bible studies for youth girls, college students, and women's ministry studies, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!
Ethnic Ministry Consultant
Samuel was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He worked for the Association from 2003-2021. Samuel is currently active with the Association as leader of the mission trips to Guadalajara, Mexico each summer. Prior to this, he pastored for many years and worked for the Missouri Baptist Convention in ethnic church planting. Samuel is Pastor of Nuevo Pacto. Samuel and Judith have two children and five grandchildren. He enjoys playing basketball and cheering for the Chivas (soccer team from Guadalajara).
Director of Grand Oak Mission Center
David served as an associate staff member and pastor for 30 years in Oklahoma and Missouri before coming to Grand Oak Mission Center. David and his wife Kathy are members at Second Baptist Church in Springfield. They have one daughter, Traci, who is married to Devin Pritchard and resides in Rogersville, Missouri, and two grandsons.
David enjoys sports of all kinds, especially golf, tennis and baseball. He also enjoys building projects, the arts and participating in missions.
Mrs. Burnace Smith
Burnace has served as Financial Secretary, 2004-2012, as Office Manager 2013-2021, and as Financial Secretary again since 2021. Burnace has served with the International Mission Board as a Missionary Journeyman in Zimbabwe (1981-1983). She and her husband, Ed, have two children, a son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. Burnace enjoys reading and babysitting her grandchildren.
Assistant Director of Grand Oak Mission Center
Scott has served as an itinerate Evangelist, Staff Evangelist, Senior Pastor, and Missions Leader in his more than 25 years of ministry. His heart and passion are on revitalization of the church and fulfilling the Great Commission. He has earned a B.A. in Christian Theology from Southwest Baptist University and a Masters in Christian Ministry from Liberty University. While working on his Masters of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Seminary he is on staff at Grand Oak Mission, serves on the Evangelism Team at G.C.B.A., preaches in churches around the region, and owns a construction company. He enjoys motorcycling, floating, deer hunting, and RVing with his wife Julie and their daughters.