In 1943, Rev. Farrell E. Forrest and family organized the first Jesus’ Name Pentecostal Church in Springfield, Missouri at the corner of Dale & Taylor. 77 years later, God has reopened the past by allowing Pastor Nathan Forrest & Battlefield Apostolic Church to purchase the very same property and begin preaching the very same gospel message his father preached.
We’re celebrating the One God message together with family, friends and this community…AGAIN!

Sis. Shirley (Forrest) Buxton

The oldest daughter of Rev. Farrell Forrest, Shirley lived most of her childhood at Dale & Taylor streets in Springfield, Missouri. Sis. Buxton received the Holy Ghost in this very building while helping her parents establish the first and only Jesus Name Pentecostal church in Springfield. Later marrying Rev. Gerald Buxton, they began a life-long ministry. Shirley has served as an exemplary pastor’s wife, accomplished musician, public speaker, author of 4 books, and most of all, a true Christian Lady. Shirley also served for many years as the Ladies Ministry leader of the Western District, United Pentecostal Church. She is a national conference speaker and singer.

MAY 9& 10, 2020

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, Sis. Buxton will be the guest speaker at BAC for our Ladies Day Brunch. On Mother’s Day, May 10, 2020, she will also be addressing our church family with testimony & song.

AGAIN – MAY 16, 2020

On Saturday, May 16 at 1pm, she will be joining us for the Kick Off Service at Dale & Taylor in Springfield. We’re honored she is able to join us for this special occasion…AGAIN. We invite you to make plans to be with us.

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