Children’s Ministry Network


The purpose of the CBF Children's Ministry Network is to form together those who serve God by working with Children and their families. This is accomplished by:

  • developing a community of support,
  • supporting connections of encouragement,
  • curating resources that enhance ministry to this demographic within the congregation,
  • providing safe space for conversations around the joys and the challenges that are part of ministering with children and families

Through our network, we hope that all those serving in this area will also find themselves firmly grounded in the larger mission and vision of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and, more importantly, the Gospel which is to be the presence of Christ in our world.


2018-2019 CBF CMN Leadership Team

Becky Caswell-Speight
Minister to Families with Children, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga.

JD Granade
Associate Minister of Youth and Congregational Life, Roxboro Baptist Church, Roxboro, N.C.

Aimee Hobbs
Pastor of Children and Young Families, First Baptist, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Christine Powell Kellett, Resource Coordinator
Associate Pastor for Children and Families, Augusta Heights Baptist Church, Greenville, SC

Amanda Lott, Membership Coordinator
Associate Pastor for Children's Ministries, Huguenot Road Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Katie Vance Lucas, President-Elect
Minister of Children, Second Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Renee Purtlebaugh
Associate Pastor to Children and Their Families, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, KY

Amy Hatchett Sims
Associate Pastor for Preschool and Children, Sugar Land Baptist Church, Sugar Land, TX

Josh Speight, Ex-officio Member
Manager of Leadership Development, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Decatur, GA

Amy Stertz, At-Large Member
Minister with Children and Families, First Baptist Church, Asheville, NC

Carrie Veal, President
Minister to Children, Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC

Questions? Contact Carrie Veal (CBF CMN President) or Josh Speight (CBF Staff and CBF CMN Ex-officio Member)