Dave Van Bebber

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Dave Van Bebber was called to FBC Buffalo in September of 2015. He and his wife Valerie have four kids: Johnathan; Evie; Violet; and Elisha. Some of their favorite family activities include riding bikes together, playing board games on their weekly “Family Fun Night”, and camping.
Dave is a Missouri State graduate, a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southwest Baptist University.

Pastor Van Bebber served for 8 years in the US Army as a Flight Operations Specialist. He ended his military career as an E-5. 

Some of Dave’s personal hobbies are studying apologetics and systematic theology. He is an avid reader and cyclist. Dave is also an SCI survivor, and a published researcher. He currently host a podcast "T.A.G. You're It!" with apologist Adam "Ray Ray" Cochrun.

Youth Director

Casey Rash

Casey has been a member at FBC Buffalo since 2016. He was ordained as a deacon in January of 2018. He has served as the Youth Director with FBC Buffalo since February of 2018. Casey is an avid outdoors man. He loves spending time with his family. Casey served as an acitve duty Marine prior to working as a Network Security Engineer, Adv at Jack Henry & Associates. He as been married to Becky since 2004. They have three children: Maddy, Jase, and Makenna

Education Director

Cray Allred

Cray Allred has lived and worked in the Springfield area all his life. He was saved and baptized as a teenager, and served in various ministry capacities since high school. Cray has worked for non-profit organizations throughout his career while being blessed with creative audio/writing freelance opportunities that match his theological and other interests. His church family and biological family (wife Jessie, daughters Lydia and Charlotte) are a continual stream of joy.

Children's Ministry Co-Director

Becky Rash

Becky Rash has been a member of FBC Buffalo since 2016. Becky accepted Christ as her savior as a young child and was baptized at North Park Baptist Church in Humble, TX. She married Casey Rash in 2004, and together they have three children: Maddy, Jace, and Makenna. Becky's hobbies include horseback riding, crafting, and reading novels. Becky has a passion for serving the children in her church and community, and believes that children's ministry has an important, supportive role for parents. She loves helping families teach their children about Christ and creating a foundation of faith that will guide them their whole lives.

Children's Ministry Co-Director

Jessie Allred

Jessie Allred joined FBC in 2016. Jessie accepted Christ at a young age, and has served in various children's ministries from her youth through adulthood. Jessie and her husband Cray are raising two daughters, Lydia and Charlotte. Jessie enjoys reading and being outdoors.

Outreach Directors

Keith and Gaila Collins

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Bio for Keith & Gaila Collins


Keith and Gaila Collins live on a farm in Macks Creek and have been married for 31 years. They have 3 adult children: Curtis-School Teacher, Miranda-X-ray Tech and Miriah-School Teacher. Family is a very important part of our lives so we spend as much time together as possible. We enjoy hunting, fishing, outdoor yard games, campfires  and shooting clay pigeons together. We also enjoy attending our son Curtis' boys basketball games that he coaches.


Keith has worked at Speedline Technologies in Camdenton, MO for 38 years as a Procurement Services Facilitator. He enjoys a host of outdoor sports such as deer, turkey and quail hunting with our 2 dogs, bowhunting and trapping.


Gaila is a self employed adult caregiver and enjoys working on flip projects in her spare time, outdoor sports, crafting, sewing, gardening and canning. Gaila also enjoys being involved in the Welcome Ministry, a Trustee and decorating the church. I feel The Lord's work is the most fulfilling thing I can be doing.


Keith and Gaila were both saved and baptized at a young age and have been involved in Church, VBS, BackYard Bible Club, youth leaders for 5 years, numerous mission trips and home Bible studies for most of their adult lives.

Nursery Director

Linzi Smith

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Linz Smith is married to Troy Smith and works as a Nursing Assistant II at Cox Health. They have three children Caley, Carly, and Charlie. She holds a degree in Chemestry from Ozark Techinical Community College. Her and Troy are very active in the Buffalo community and actively attend Buffalo High School and Middle School sports events. She has served as the Nursery Director at FBC since December of 2019. Linzi has also served as the Chairperson of the Personell Committee at FBC Buffalo since 2018.

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