Our Pastors

Rodney Sprowls

Pastor Rodney Sprowls began his ministry at Panama Baptist Church in the fall of 2010. Pastor Rodney grew up on a farm southwest of Erie, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Piedmont Baptist College in Biblical Education, and later graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA, with a Master of Divinity degree. Pastor and his wife, Tammy, are blessed to have two grown, married children, are enjoying their three grandchildren. Pastor enjoys spending time with his wife and riding his motorcycle. He has a burdening desire to see the surrounding communities told of the gospel, and to be shown Christ’s love. Because of a background with a wide variety of life experiences, developing relationships, caring for people, and strategic planning are just a few of the many gifts that Pastor Rodney brings to Panama Baptist Church.
You can email Pastor Rodney at rsprowls@panamabaptist.org 

Ryan Bump

Pastor Ryan Bump joined the family/ministry of Panama Baptist Church in the summer of 2016. Once a local of Western NY, he went away to college at Word of Life Bible Institute and then finished his bachelor’s degree at Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA). It was there he met his wife Julie. They moved to Ohio where they served in Julie’s home church for four years. During this time in Ohio, Ryan finished his Master of Bible Degree from Clarks Summit University. Then the Lord called them here to Panama where Ryan looks forward to investing in the youth and family of the church. Ryan’s desire is to see all people grow in the Lord and develop a deep relationship with Him. A deep sense of local church devotion has served Ryan well in establishing long, Christ honoring relationships that are instilled in others. With youthful energy and Christ’s strength, Ryan looks forward to a long investment of time here in the town of Panama.
Ryan’s email is rbump@panamabaptist.org
Phil. 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”our paragraph here.