Our Church Staff

Michael Smith

Our Pastor

Bro. Michael Smith is Senior Pastor, and has served since May, 1997 at North Springfield Baptist Church. He and his wife Teresa were married on June 3. 1983. They have two children, Rachel (Jody) Todd (Becca). Two beautiful granddaughters: Julielle and Sophia; and Two adorable grandsons: Baron and Levi. As well as being Pastor, Bro. Michael also Serves as Chaplain at NorthCrest Medical Center. He received his Master of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in May 1994. He received his Bachelor of Science at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN in May, 1980. He served as Pastor, Locust Grove Baptist Church, Cadiz, KY from June 1994 to May 1997.

Denese Randolph

Financial Secretary/Ministry Assistant

Denese Randolph serves as Financial Secretary/Ministry Assistant at North Springfield Baptist Church since 2014. She is married to Kevin Randolph. They have 3 wonderful children, Dawn (Joe), Samantha (Bobby), and Tyler-Ray. Her greatest treasure is being a Nana to their three beautiful, amazing and wonderful grandchildren, Emma Jo, Cooper and Lily. She was saved and baptized at Orlinda Baptist Church in June 1975 and an Active member there. She is a GA Leader, Social Committee Chairman and member of the Ladies Wings Ministry. She received a Medical Degree in Medical Insurance, Medical Coding and Medical Transcription from Nashville College of Medical Careers and graduated from East Robertson High School. Favorite hobbies include: Serving God, Church, being a Wife, Mom, Nana and her fur babies – goats, and taking care of her family!

“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love”. I Corinthians 13:13

Buzzy Poole

Music Leader

Buzzy is our Music Leader and plays the guitar as well. He has been a longtime member and involved in several additional roles in our church. He has a beautiful daughter, Michaela.

Margaret Hester


Margaret has served our church as organist for 35 years. She is always smiling and loves being active in several roles in our church, including her love of working with the youth. She is married to Lanny.

Dee Filson


Dee serves the Lord with gladness as our church pianist, teaching a Young Adult Sunday School class, Leading the Women’s Bible Study Group and many other roles in the church. She was born and raised in Tennessee. She is married to Bro. Bob 51 years and they have two children, Kristen (Jamie) and Scott. She is also “Ninnie” to their precious granddaughter, Ava. She is a Breast cancer Survivor of 33 years.

Larry Cohea

Chairman of Deacons

Larry Cohea is Chairman of Deacons at North Springfield Baptist Church. He  is active in many ministries, both at North Springfield and in Springfield and surrounding communities. He He is married to Wanda Cohea.