Pastor Jason Gaddis
Jason Gaddis was saved at the age of eight at Grace Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY where Marvin Carson is pastor. He surrendered to the call to preach at the age of fifteen at youth camp. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO in 1998 and the Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology in 2001. The Lord gave him a burden for young adults in their teen and college years, and he served as college and career director at the Meadowview Baptist Church in Republic, MO. Later, he pastored Meadowview Baptist Church for three years.
Bro. Jason and his family came on staff at Southwest Baptist Church in Oklahoma City in August 2003 to serve as College and Career Director. During his seven years on staff at Southwest, the Lord allowed him many opportunities to get acquainted with the people here and gain experience in the ministry as he was mentored by his pastor, Sam Davison. On May 3, 2009, Southwest Baptist Church called him as the next pastor effective May 2, 2010, upon the resignation of Sam Davison. The smooth “Transition Sunday,” as the pastorate changed hands, was a testimony to the continued hand of God upon Southwest Baptist Church. The church has continued to move forward under the leadership of Pastor Gaddis. Several new missionary families have been sent out, a church plant was begin in Shawnee, OK, and the Lord has added many new families to Southwest.
Pastor Gaddis and his wife Angie were married June 6, 1998 and have three sons: Tyler (age 15), Trevor (age 10), and Trenton (age 7). He currently serves as Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College, and teaches several undergraduate and graduate level classes there. He also preaches at youth conferences, camps, and other meetings across the U.S. and in foreign countries.