Pastor Mike has served the Springfield Southern church family since November 1991. He is a native of Vandalia and has degrees from Eastern Illinois University, Southwestern Seminary and Covenant Theological Seminary-St. Louis, where he received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2003. He has served as pastor and staff member of churches in Illinois and Texas since 1970. The Kepplers have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Keith Wilson serves as Worship Arts Director. In addition to directing the Worship Choir, he works with the church musicians and praise team members to prepare and lead in Sunday worship services. Keith’s background includes serving part-time and full-time in the music ministry with churches in Missouri and Illinois. Keith and his wife Michele were married in 1992! Their spare time is consumed by their two Golden Retrievers, watching sports, reading, and practicing music!