Pastors  and Staff

We are excited about all that God has planned for Restoration Church. It is our prayer that thru Restoration Church you will connect with God through worship, find the joy of serving others, come to know the hope found in Jesus and discover God’s design for your life.

Johnny Phifer

Lead Pastor

Faith was not a part of Johnny’s family or early life on a farm in Arkansas. But at age nineteen, sensing a need for more meaning in life, Johnny accepted Jesus Christ as his savior. From that point, the trajectory of his life changed.

Johnny graduated from Gulf-Coast Bible College, in Houston, Texas, with a BS Ministerial Degree. While in college, he was president of his class, preached in a downtown mission ministry, sang with a music group and preached in a variety of locations. Johnny married his beautiful wife, Leslie, while in college. Together, they have three wonderful sons and daughters-in-law and six amazing grandsons.

Johnny is an ordained minister in the Church of God, Anderson, Indiana. Prior to coming to pastor in Springfield in 2010, other ministries and experiences included: serving as a youth minister, leading state-wide youth ministries and various state-wide boards, leading a ministry of outreach and discipleship, pastoring churches in Oklahoma, Mississippi and in other cities in Missouri.

Johnny’s strong desire is to have an authentic, personal, growing relationship with God, through Jesus Christ and interaction with the Holy Spirit and, in turn, to help others come to faith and maintain a growing, life-changing relationship with God.

David Hughes

Student Pastor

David has a huge passion for families and students. He was born and raised in Missouri. He felt his call into ministry in High School and attended Anderson University in Anderson, IN. Upon graduating he quickly stepped into full-time student and family ministry.

In his free time he loves hanging out with his family, exploring new places, working with his hands, and cooking.

Brook Hughes

Director of Worship Ministries

Brook is a dynamic worship leader who shepherds our church in worship. She is passionate about connecting people with the Lord through worship and exalting the name of Jesus. She is a graduate of Anderson University in Anderson, IN, and also serves as a Family Advocate in the Springfield, MO area.

Brook loves hanging out with her family, adventuring, and watching funny shows.

Connie Ghan

Administrative Assistant

Connie was raised in a Christian home and gave her life to Christ at a young age. Her parents were very active in their local church and demonstrated to her in their lives a strong commitment to God, the Church and using God-given gifts and talents in serving. She and her husband, Ron, have been married 49 years. They have 3 adult children, 2 wonderful daughters-in-law, a great son-in-law, 8 awesome grandchildren, and 5 amazing great-grandchildren.

While waiting on the adoption of their children, she realized that in order to raise 3 children to know and love Christ, she needed to fully commit her life to a growing relationship with Christ. Her desire is continue to stay green and growing in the Lord.

Connie has been active in the church for most of her adult years serving on praise teams, missions ministry, children’s ministry, and in many other areas of ministry. Connie sees her employment with the church as part of her life’s ministry; serving the Lord, the church and the congregation.