May 21, 2017 pm Keep your Ship on Course Pastor Decker
Pastor Travis Decker
God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Colleen, and three great children Breanna, Amanda, and Benjamin. I became the Pastor at Ottumwa Baptist Temple January 25th, 2015. Prior to coming to Ottumwa our family served 18 years as missionaries in Belarus and Russia. We now look forward to serving together with the members of this church to continue reaching the lost, and as stated in Titus 1:9, “Holding fast the faithful word…” I believe not only in preaching, but also in pastoring and “…being ensamples to the flock of God.” 1 Peter 5:3 Come join our services where you can worship the Lord along with us, and where you will hear strong Bible preaching which will refresh and encourage you to live a solid Christian life in the midst of an ungodly world.
Assistant Pastor Dan Reid
My wife Paula, my son Ben and myself moved to Ottumwa in April of 1992. Since that time it has been our joy to serve the LORD in the ministries of the Ottumwa Baptist Temple. My main work has been to assist the Pastor in any area needed and to lead the music ministry here. I believe the LORD has blessed me with the gift of helps as mentioned in I Corinthians 12:28. My early years at the church also included working with the youth. Paula has been our church secretary for the past 7 years. We have come to truly love and appreciate the people of the Ottumwa Baptist Temple. Prior to serving here, I was on staff at Bible Baptist Church in Quincy, Illinois for 10 years and at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs, Tennessee for 10 months. Our son Ben and his wife Abbigail have three wonderful children. Ben and family make their home in Sugar Hill, Georgia. Ben and family attend Old Suwanee Baptist Church and are involved in the ministries there. Ben teaches science and math in their Christian School.