BBFI National Officers
Term: September 2014 - August 2016
Eddie Lyons, President
High Street Baptist - Springfield, MO
Eddie and his wife, Cindy, both grew up in the Philippines as children of missionaries. They are both graduates of Baptist Bible College in Springfield. He completed his MBA from the Ateneo University of Manila. Eddie and Cindy served for 20 years in the Philippines as missionaries.
Eddie became the senior pastor of High Street in 2002. Cindy is the director of the ladies ministry, a teacher in the Women of Worth Class and leads weekly Bible studies. They have five children, Tiffany, Holly, Robert, Coco and James.
Lewis McClendon, Vice President (Missions)
Ventura Baptist - Ventura, CA
Lewis is the Senior Pastor at Ventura Baptist in Ventura, California. He is a graduate of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College (1971) and Louisiana Baptist University (BA - 1992, MA - 1994). Lewis has served in many different areas of ministry since 1971 including Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and the BBFI California State Chairman for 6 years.
Lewis and his Wife, Karen, have 3 children. He had two strong influences towards missions growing up. The first was hearing stories from his uncle who was a missionary to the Auca tribe in Ecuador. The second was the missions emphasis in the BBFI churches his family attended. When he became pastor of Ventura Baptist he had a passion to move missions to a top priority and the church now gives generously to many missions works around the world.
Doug Cox, Vice President (Education)
Parkhill Baptist - Pueblo, CO
Born and raised on a cattle ranch high in the Rocky Mountains, Pastor Doug has always loved the outdoors. Hunting, Fishing, and Horseback riding are lifetime activities. When his high school 1600 meter relay team set a state record, God gave Doug a verse for life in I Corinthians 9:24, “ Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.”
In God’s calling, Doug and his family ministered in Korea for 16 years. God blessed and 13 churches were founded. In 1992 the family returned to the United States and began pastoring in Arizona. On Nov. 9, 2014 the Coxes will complete their 17th year at Parkhill Baptist Church in Pueblo Colorado. Along the way, the Lord has allowed Doug to serve on the Board of Trustees of Baptist Bible College and as the Colorado State Director in the BBFI.
Running is still a part of Pastor Doug’s life, but so is coffee on the deck, kids in the grass, enjoying the riverwalk and learning new things.
Dan Greer, Vice President (NCPO)
Community Baptist - The Woodlands, TX
Dan Greer graduated from Baptist Bible College (1973), has a MABS and will receive an M.Div. from Grace School of Theology in May 2015. His continuing education includes intensive studies under teachers such as Jay Adams, Tim LaHaye, Ron Stedman, Aubry Malphurs and Dave Anderson. During his forty-four years in the BBFI he has worked under remarkable leaders such as Frank Johnson, David Cavin Sr., Jerry Thorpe and Rick Blue--all of whom have had a profound impact upon him.
In ministry he has led as a children’s pastor, youth pastor, college-career director, senior pastor and has planted two churches. As lead pastor at Community Baptist Church in The Woodlands, Texas, Dan has served on the boards of the East Texas BBF, Texas State BBF, Grace School of Theology and Interfaith of The Woodlands. He was also on the team that initially launched the Evangelism and Home Missions Leg of the BBFI where he served for the first twenty-four months of it’s formation.
Dan is married to the love of his life, Gayla, whom is also a graduate of BBC. Together they have three great adult children and four wonderful grandchildren.
Paul Foster, Secretary
RiverWest Baptist Church - Jenks, OK
Paul grew up on the mission field in South Korea and has been in ministry for 34 years. His ministry includes 22 years as Youth Pastor, 12 years as Lead Pastor, and 2 church plants. He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield from 1975-1980.
Paul and his wife, Cindy, have 8 children and 4 grandchildren. He is also a board member and facilitator of Connecting Point Ministry. Due to his love for athletics, Paul coaches soccer and basketball, and presided over and expanded the Northeast Oklahoma Association of Homeschools into what ESPN has called the largest homeschool sports organization in America. He is also starting a ministry to missionary kids to help repatriate these kids back home.
Rob Hoffman, Treasurer
West Division Street Baptist - Springfield, MO
Rob Hoffman serves as Treasurer of the Baptist Bible Fellowship as well as Senior Pastor of West Division Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College (1971) and Liberty University (1989). Rob has served in various state and national offices in the BBF, and served as Vice President on the campus of Baptist Bible College in Springfield for two years.
He has the heart of a pastor and loves to spend time with his “Streeter” family. Rob is married to his best friend, Sharon. When he is not doing sermon prep or hanging out with church family, he loves reading fiction, hiking with Sharon, or spending time with his eight grandkids and two grand-dogs.