Pastor John Schofield
While stationed as a US Marine in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, John was introduced to the gospel and was saved February 22, 1981 while reading John 3:16 in his barracks. He was baptized in Cable Beach. God led him to Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, MN where he graduated in 1985. He would later pursue and in 2012 receive his MAT degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MN. While at PBBC, he met his wife Loretta and God has blessed them with six children. His pastoral ministry:
Calvary Baptist Church, St. Peter, MN 1984 -1987 Grace Baptist Church of Mankato, MN. (Associate pastor to Pastor John Michel) 1988-2000 Calvary Baptist Church of Granada, MN Dec. 2000 to present
Pastor Schofield has a love for God’s people and an evangelistic heartbeat for the lost. He ministers weekly to the incarcerated and serves as the Martin County Sheriff’s Chaplain.
Life’s Verses: Matt. 6:33; Marriage Verse: Col. 1:18b
At about 7 years of age, Loretta was led to the Lord by her father, a full-time minister of the gospel. I John 5:13 would later assure her of God’s salvation in her life. She was baptized by immersion.
The blessing of being reared in a godly Christian home prepared her for future ministry. She met John at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and serves as wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker along with ministering to women within and without the church. Bible College training provided her with the tools for teaching, counseling, ministering in music, and serving as an interpreter for the deaf.
Life’s Verses: Col. 1:9-11 & Ps. 28:7; Marriage Verse: Col. 1:18b