Reverend Vinson E. Royal
Reverend Vinson E. Royal is the son of the late Rev. Dr. S.J. Royal, corresponding secretary to the National Baptist Convention, Inc. and Mrs. Latona Royal, a retired educator who taught for forty years.
His formative educational experience was in the public-school systems of Louisville, Kentucky and Fort Worth, Texas. After attending Virginia Union University, he later went on to receive his AA and BA from Beulah Heights Bible University where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Christian Education. He is matriculated at the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 2014. Pastor Vinson Royal is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Beta Tau Lambda Chapter Fort Worth, TX. He has served on the Board of Directors for Concern Black Clergy (CBC) of Atlanta and is the former Vice President of the Baptist Minister's Council of Georgia.
Rev. Royal approaches the task of ministering with an assortment of humor, stories, informality, and insightful precision in interpreting the Word of God; he has been graced with the ability to reach the masses.
Bishop Sam Zimmerman
Senior Associate Minister
BishopSamuel L. Zimmerman, Jr. was born to Samuel and Blanche Zimmerman, Sr.
Samuel holds degrees from Greenville Technical College, Shaw University, and studied at Duquesne University. Bishop Zimmerman has been an associate minister at Springfield since 2010. He leads adult Sunday School, one of the teleconference prayer ministries