Michael Haynes

Mike came to the Association in 1998. Prior to directing the Association, Mike pastored in the Kansas City area for twenty years. Mike and his wife, Robbi, are members of Hope and Anchor Church. Mike and Robbi love to travel and Mike enjoys golf and fly-fishing. They have two children and five grandchildren.


Rev. Samuel Gonzalez

Director of Ethnic and Church Missions
Samuel was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He began working for the Association in 2003. Prior to that, he pastored for many years and worked for 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).
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Rev. David Jackson

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 one grandson Henry.

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

Office Manager and Administrative Assistant

Burnace has served with the Association as Financial Secretary since 2004. Burnace has served with the International Mission Board as a journeyman in Zimbabwe. She and her husband, Ed, have two children, a son-in-law, and one granddaughter. Burnace enjoys reading and babysitting her granddaughter.


Mrs. Patti Irvin

Ministry Assistant
Patti and her husband, Doug, served with the IMB overseas for 7 years. Now living in Republic, MO, Doug is Transitional Pastor of First Baptist Church, Mt. Vernon. They have 2 daughters and 7 grandchildren. Patti loves to travel and shopping.

Rev. Doug Watson

Youth Ministry Consultant
Doug has been involved in youth ministry in the Association since coming back to the area in 1994. He has served for more than 35 years as a Youth Pastor or Associate Pastor in the local church. Doug joined the GCBA Staff in a part time consulting position in 2006. Doug is married to Clydene and they have four children and two grandchildren. He also is the part-time Worship Pastor for Glenstone Baptist Church in Springfield, and works bi-vocationally for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Ozarks. Doug enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, playing guitar and spending time with his family.