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Our Laborers

Speaking Biblical Truth

Pastor John Powell & Family
Jotham, Ezra, John, Joanna, and Holly

  • John served as director of student-athlete development with the Indiana football program.

  • Served as the team’s chaplain in 2019.

  • Worked as the campus pastor for Fellowship Bible Church South Campus in Jackson, Tenn.

  • Director of character development for the University of Mississippi football program for four seasons.

  • Served for 18 years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • Earned a bachelor’s in history from Lambuth University and a master's in theology from Liberty University Baptist Seminary. 

  • Author of Proven Player: The Instruction Manual to Building Character in Sports and Life.

Pastor's Family

Engaging the Youth

Bo and Heather Ward with Elliott & Issac. 

I (Bo) am honored and humbled to have been asked to work with the youth/teens here at Stanford Baptist. I have had a passion to work with young people from a young age. I have been married to my beautiful wife since 2017 and we have two wonderful boys Elliott (4) and Isaac (2) and we as a family are beyond excited to see what God has in store for our youth group.

Sharing the Good News

Stanford Baptist Church

  • Financially and prayerfully supports 12 missionaries, both local and around the world.

  • Local sharing reaches a child evangelism club at a local elementary school, missionary housing in Indiana, and other North American opportunities.

  • International sharing reaches Europe, the Middle East, South east Asia, and south Asia.

Christmas Market
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