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About us

FBCS has deep roots in our community and has been around for over 100 years! It is why we are so passionate about serving our neighbors and caring for one another. We are on a mission to follow in the footsteps of Jesus by feeding the hungry both spiritually and physically and serving the most overlooked not only close to home but all over the world.

 

We are passionate about:

  • Following Jesus

  • Caring for those in our community

  • Building relationships

  • Praying for one another

What We Believe:

  • God is one, but is revealed in three forms, known as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 
    These three function differently, but dwell together in a perfect loving community.
    God is love and in love invites us into that community and calls us to love others as well.

  • Everyone is created in the image of God. We are broken and flawed, but precious and loved.

  • God became a human being and dwelt among us as Jesus, revealing God’s true nature and desire to restore our relationships with one another and with God.

  • Jesus made a way for us to be forgiven and restored through his life, death, resurrection, and ascension. We only need to surrender to His love.

  • The Church is the vessel of God’s presence in the world. This Community of Faith is both an expression of God’s values and the vessel through which God works out His purposes.

  • Christ inaugurated a new way of living and being in the world. This new way is already being worked out in the world today, but will be completed when Christ returns. 

our STAFF:
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Rev. Jane Spriggs, MDiv

Co-Pastor

JSpriggs1062@gmail.com

After receiving her Mdiv. Degree from Bethel Seminary-St. Paul, Jane became an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church.  She’s worked as an Itinerant Pastor, Associate, Interim and Lead Pastor in Wisconsin and Minnesota for the last 15 years Now, having moved across the country from Minnesota to Oregon via Seattle, Jane is Co-Pastoring First Baptist Church of Springfield with her husband Mark. She also coaches pastors and Christian Leaders.

Jane lives in Eugene, Oregon with her husband and standard poodle, Jack – she also has 2 grown sons in Seattle.  Jane loves Jesus, music, chocolate, reading, and fighting for disability justice.

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Mark Spriggs, PhD

Co-Pastor

PastorMarkFBCS@gmail.com

Pastor Mark completed his Masters of Business Administration and PhD in Marketing at University of Wisconsin. He has worked in higher education since 1990, which included time as a teaching professor, department head and Director of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. Mark has been active in church leadership and community service through work with nonprofits. He served as a board member and Board President for Monticello Help Center which operates a community food shelf. During his time as Board President, he was instrumental in securing a financial gift that allowed the food shelf to construct a new building to better serve the community.

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Mandy Sloan, MBA

Youth Ministries Coordinator

MandySloan@me.com

Mandy Sloan is our part time youth ministries coordinator at FBCS. She leads our Middle Grade Sunday School Class each week along with our youth worship class during service on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. 

Mandy has an MBA from Northwest Christian University and works as an Operations Analyst for the State of Oregon.

She lives in Springfield with her husband, Brad, and two teenagers, Ellie and Emily and her cavapoo August. 

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Ruth Daly

Music Coordinator

Ruth is a gifted accompanist with a heart for the Lord that is reflected in her music.  Ruth excels at organizing special music that enhances our worship experience.

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K James

Office Administrator

After working for 40 years in human services, K retired and took the part-time job in the office.  She is kind and creative and eager to be of assistance.

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