Dennis retires after nearly 14 years of MBC staff work
April 5, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Cooperative Program Specialist Mike Dennis retired March 31 after serving on the convention staff since July 1991.
He and his wife, Maryetta, are also retiring as North American Mission Board missionaries. They are members of South Haven Baptist Church, Springfield.
“The nearly 14 years we have spent with the MBC staff have been among the most joyous occasions of our lives,” Dennis said.
He previously served the MBC in the Missions Department as team leader for information services and team leader for the Southwest Missouri Ministry team. As small church coordinator, he specialized in developing relationships with pastors throughout the state’s 114 counties.
Dennis has studied the history of Missouri dating back to Thomas Jefferson and frames that history in such a way that it is connected to the ongoing development of Missouri Baptist churches.
“We have eight states in Missouri that are all very unique and different,” Dennis said. “I’m talking about eight different states, because the regions are so different. I helped churches understand where they fit in relationship to what’s around them.”
Dennis, a Trenton native, served in Trenton as pastor of Edinburg Baptist Church and director of missions for the North Grand River Baptist Association. He also worked as director of admissions and registrar for North Central Missouri College and director of supportive services for the Trenton R-1X school district.
“Please continue to pray for us as we seek what adventure God has for us next,” Dennis said.