In August of 1986, the Lord Jesus Christ led Pastor Frank Gagliano, his wife Laurie, and their four children to Springfield, Tennessee. At that time, the members that remained from the former Tabernacle Baptist Church felt led of God, under the leadership of Pastor Frank Gagliano and the deacons, to begin a new ministry here in Springfield. They believed that the Lord’s hand would be upon this new ministry. Tabernacle was dissolved, and in October of 1986, South Haven Baptist Church was born.
In 1987 the "church on the hill" building was built and the classroom addition was finished a few years later. The growing Spanish ministry now uses that building. In 1997 the High school and gym facility was completed and in 2005 the elementary and daycare facilities were finished. We are currently meeting in the gymnasium until our new building can be finished.
A great debt is owed to those members of Tabernacle Baptist Church who realized, as one member said to me, “one ministry needed to die so that another ministry could be born.” God has shown His favor on that sacrifice, and, today, South Haven Baptist Church is a thriving, New Testament, Bible-believing, soulwinning ministry. Thousands of people have been saved and baptized through the outreach of this ministry over the last 26 years! Multitudes of lives have been helped and changed through the many new ministries that have been added!
It is our desire that the Lord Jesus Christ will continue to keep His hand upon our ministry as we seek to make a difference in Robertson County and surrounding areas for the glory of God!
Mickey Austin - Assistant Pastor, Evangelism and Outreach, Counseling, Bible Institute Faculty Steve Blaser - School Principle Mitchell Buck - Reformers Unanimous, Food Services, Counseling Faye Curtis - Assistant Pastor, Senior Saints, Assisted Living Outreach, Bible Institute Faculty Malok Deng - Sudanese Pastor Tom Fox - Business Administrator, Counseling Frankie Gagliano - Assistant Pastor, Youth, Counseling, Sports Rick Hunt - West Campus Pastor Randy Mullenix - Maintenance Director Jason Royalty - Assistant Pastor, Music Director, Media Director, Counseling, Bible Institute Faculty James Sawyers - Assistant Pastor, Bus Director, Counseling, Outdoor Night Coordinator Fernando Patino - Spanish Pastor
GENERAL MINISTRY STAFF Colleen Boehm - Financial Secretary Allen Clata - Media Ministry Assistant David Dorris - Food Service, Maintenance Caesar Silvano - Spanish Assistant Pastor Daniel Sparkman - Business Administrator Assistant Drew Steinbrook - Grounds Supervisor Paul Rodefer - Maintenance Chris Hutchinson - Maintenance