Rev. Dr. Louis Benjamin Jones, Sr., Pastor, 1971-2008
 
In 1971 Springfield brought in Pastor L.B. Jones. Pastor Jones holds the record as the longest serving pastor for Springfield Baptist Church. Under his almost 40 year-long administration the building we are currently in was erected and several organizations were created, most of which are still in existence today. Pastor Jones brought National recognition to the church during our 47th Anniversary. Springfield received a letter from President Ronald Reagan congratulating us on 47 years of service to the Washington DC area and served until his passing in 2008.