Ministering to the Edith Community and Beyond
Macedonia Baptist Church
Southern Baptist Church
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.