Pastor Lew Cort
Pastor Lew Cort has been in the ministry for 50+ years. He served for 30 years at Liberty Baptist Church near Fellows Lake north of Springfield. Nine years ago at the age of 75, he came out of retirement to accept a call as pastor from Briar Street Baptist Church. Lew has a heart for missions. He has personally made 24 trips to Mexico to preach, teach and assist in building projects. He also has made 3 trips to India and has led Briar Street to become a pacesetter church with the largest percentage per capita mission giving in the Greene County Baptist Association. Currently, BSBC gives 30% of its annual budget to missions.