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Bro. Manuel Valadez, Hispanic Pastor

Bro. Manuel and his wife of fifty-one years, Darthy, have been faithfully serving the Lord for many years. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry over a half-century ago. Bro. Manuel has faithfully served on the mission field in many countries, such as but not limited to, Chile, Honduras, and eighteen unique mission trips to Mexico, his birth land. He has faithfully served as a local missionary to the migrant workers, prisons, courts, schools, hospitals, and as an interpreter as needed. He believes that the best evangelism is individual evangelism. Bro. Manuel has officiated weddings, funerals, and ministered in times of sickness and desperation. 

Bro. Charles McKendree, Senior Pastor

Bro. Charles and his family accepted the "Macedonian Call" in May of 2016. He and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, Amber and Erin. Bro. Charles surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ at the age of ten. Bro. Charles has been involved in ministry since the age of eighteen and surrendered to the ministry at the age of twenty-two, while attending First Baptist Church, Beebe, Arkansas, in June, 2002. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry in July, 2003. He has served in Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Collegiate Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and for the past fourteen years, in the pastorate. He holds an A.A.S. - CST, Networking, from Arkansas State University-Beebe, Arkansas, and an Associate of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bro. Matthew Warden, Youth and Children Pastor

​​​Bro. Matthew and his family accepted the Macedonia call in November of 2017.  Matthew and his wife, Nan, have two children, Caroline and Andrew. Bro Matthew answered God's call to him when he was seven years old. He surrendered to the call to ministry at the age of 28. He has worked with youth groups since he was 18 years old. He was licensed into the ministry in January 2016. He was ordinated in June 2016. He is currently seeking a degree in Pastoral ministry from GCU. He served in the United States Army as an MP for 8 years.