Southern Baptist Church
Macedonia Baptist Church
Serving the Lord in the Edith Community
Bro. Charles McKendree, Senior Pastor
Bro. Manuel Valadez, Hispanic Pastor
Bro. Manuel and his wife of fifty-one years, Darthy Valadez, have been faithfully serving the Lord for more than a half century. Bro. Manuel was ordained into the gospel ministry some fifty years ago. He has served on the mission field in countries such as Chile, Honduras, and eighteen unique mission trips to Mexico, his birth land. He has faithfully served as a missionary locally while ministering in the crop fields, prisons, courts, schools, hospitals, and as an interpreter where needed. He believes in individual evangelism and has performed weddings, funerals, and ministered in times of sickness and desperation.
Bro. Charles and his family accepted the "Macedonian Call" in May of 2016. Bro. Charles and his wife Mary have two daughters, Amber and Erin. Bro. Charles surrendered to the call to the ministry at the age of twenty-two while attending First Baptist Church-Beebe, Arkansas, in June of 2002. He was ordained in July of 2003. He holds an A.A.S. - CST, Networking from Arkansas State University-Beebe, Arkansas, and an Assoc. of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.