Carol McEntyre - Moderator
Senior Minister, First Baptist Church
Carol has been pastor at First Baptist Church since July of 2012. Carol grew up in rural Tennessee, which you will know when you hear her southern accent. She met her husband Michael in college at Carson-Newman University in east Tennessee. She has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and human services from Carson Newman. She attended seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she earned a master of divinity and a master of social work. Carol is currently working on her doctorate of ministry in Worship, Preaching and Spirituality at Drew University in New Jersey. Carol and Michael have two children, Nate (7); and Marin (2). They bring a great deal of joy and messiness to her life.
Patricia Wilson - Moderator-Elect
Professor of Law, Baylor University
Patricia Wilson has been a member of the Baylor Law faculty since 1993. Before joining the Baylor Law Faculty, Wilson practiced law for seven years, including four years with American Airlines, Inc. Wilson speaks regularly at continuing legal education seminars in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. She has presented and led discussions at the Oxford Round Tables at Oxford University on gender issues in the tenure process. She is a former member of the State Bar of Texas Consumer and Commercial Law Council, and served as the Council secretary from August 2006 to July 2008. She is currently contributing editor for the Family Law section of the General Practice Digest of the State Bar of Texas. Wilson is a trained mediator and she is actively involved in the Waco community serving on the boards of a number of local nonprofit organizations. Wilson earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University (B.A., 1982, Sociology). She received her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1985), where she was named a Wigmore Scholar and was a member of the Board of Editors of the Journal of International Law and Business.
Kyle Reese - Past Moderator
Deputy Director, OneJax Institute, University of North Florida
Kyle Reese joined OneJax Institute in 2019 after serving as the Senior Pastor of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church since 2006. He is married to Amy and they are the parents of Peyton, Hannah, and Wyatt. Active in the Jacksonville community, Kyle is on the board of Baptist Health as well as co-host of “Faith Matters”, a quarterly program broadcast on the local NPR affiliate, WJCT. He is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville and participated in Leadership Florida. Kyle holds degrees from Wayland Baptist University, George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, and Northern Seminary.
Stephen Cook - Recorder
Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church
Stephen graduated from Wake Forest University (Bachelor of Arts in Religion), Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Master of Divinity), Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University (Master of Theology in Pastoral Theology and Counseling), and Columbia Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He has served churches in North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia prior to coming to Second in November, 2010. He and his wife, Amy, have two small children, Benjamin and Jonathan. Stephen’s interests include travel (trying to get to all 50 states!), sports, reading, and investing time in his family.
Courtney Allen Crump
Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church
Courtney Allen Crump is the Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. She grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, where she was formed in faith at Northminster Baptist Church. Courtney is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in religious studies. She received a master of divinity from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, N.C. She has served churches in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Georgia, and as Rebuilding Coordinator in Gulfport, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. She has been active in denominational life including Baptist Women in Ministry leadership team, the Missions Council as well as the Executive Coordinator Search Committee. Courtney is married to Josh, who is a city planner.
Founder and CEO, BEATTY
Ann Beatty is a nationally recognized principal advisor and educator to senior executives throughout the United States. Her expertise is partnering with executive leadership and boards to improve individual and organizational performance, through CEO succession planning, assessment, performance evaluation, team building and developmental coaching. Dr. Beatty’s area of research interest is the correlation of personality attributes to effective leadership style and management practices. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, APA — Division 13 Consulting, American Psychological Society, American Management Association, Society for Personality Assessment, and American Society for Training and Development.
Vice President, Human Resources and Risk Management, TruckPro, LLC
Jason Callahan is Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management at TruckPro, LLC, a position he has held since 2013. He previously served in other capacities with TruckPro in human resources, management and marketing. He is a graduate of Baylor University, where he received his degree in Human Resources and Management, and received his MBA in Finance from the University of North Texas. Callahan currently serves as Treasurer at First Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., where he is member.
Director, Americas Talent Team – Ernst & Young
With over 30 years of experience, Larry has held senior Human Resources roles in several different organizations in diverse sectors, including more than 13 years with EY. With an emphasis on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, Larry’s areas of specialization include: organizational development and change, career and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, executive coaching and development, and team effectiveness. Active in the Atlanta business community, Larry has served on non-profit boards including United Way of Greater Atlanta and has been a multi-year mentor in the Pathbuilders program designed to support the careers of high potential executive women. Larry is married to Cathy and they have two sons - Austin (UGA grad and pursuing a fisheries biology career) and Spencer (an International Affairs major at Mercer University). Larry and Cathy are members of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA, where Larry is an Adult Sunday School teacher and both have served as deacons.
Pastor - Hispanic Congregation, Primera Iglesia Bautista de Newport News
Newport News, Va.
Juan L. Garcia is a native of Puerto Rico. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Divinity Degree from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies. Juan serves as the Pastor of the Hispanic Congregation of First Baptist Church (Primera Iglesia Bautista de Newport News), a multicultural congregation, with people from Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Juan loves basketball, but has recently converted to be a soccer (futból) fan. Juan is married to Monica and has two children, Natalia and Daniel.
Jewel serves on staff at Brookhollow Baptist Church, affectionately known as The Church Without Walls, in Houston, TX as the Pastoral Assistant to Dr. Ralph D. West, Pastor/Founder. There, she supports Dr. West by giving leadership to the Clergy, Diaconate, Liturgy, Ordinances, Council of Ministries, Transitional Teams, and preaching and teaching when assigned. Jewel has led these leaders through numerous ministry initiatives designed to undergird the vision of the Pastor, to build momentum and encourage ministry development while ministering to the needs of this congregation of over 10,000 families.
East Point, Georgia
The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel McCall, Sr. was the founding pastor of The Fellowship Group in East Point, Ga., and the former pastor of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church from its founding March 31, 1991, to November 30, 2004. Previously he has served on the executive staff of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention from May 6, 1968, until October 1991; a visiting faculty member at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and at theological seminaries in Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria, West Africa, and Emory University in Atlanta; vice president of the Baptist World Alliance; and moderator of the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Dr. McCall has written four books and contributed chapters in 34 others. Dr. McCall has served as an Adjunct professor at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University since its inception. He has written frequently for denominational and theological magazines and special publications. He is currently serving as Interim Pastor at the Historic Friendship Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia.
Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church
A graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1993 and McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, Mike has pastored churches in Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. He has served Trinity Baptist since 2011. Mike and his wife, Mary, have four sons.
Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dr. Jeff Roberts returned to Trinity as Senior Pastor in 2000 after serving the church as Minister to Youth and Singles from 1986-1990. Jeff is a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Jeff is married to Robin and they have two adult children, Tyler and Jordan. Roberts is a founding member of the Raleigh Midtown Alliance Board and was named “Raleigh Midtown Hero” in 2017 for his work in North Hills and Midtown Raleigh. He is the 2004 recipient of the Revis Scholar Award at Campbell University. His sermons have been published in Preaching Magazine and is he is the author of “Embracing the Journey”, a collection of sermons published in 2016.
John Scott, Jr.
Attorney, Starnes Davis Florie, LLP
John Scott is a layperson from Birmingham, Alabama where is a partner in Starnes Davis Florie LLP . a law firm that specializes in defense litigation. He is a member of Mountain Brook Baptist Church where he has served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons and has taught Sunday Bible Study for over 20 years. He has been married to his wife, Mary, for over 49 years and has a daughter, Ashley Kane, who lives in Decatur, Georgia and a son , John III who lives in Birmingham with his wife. He has 5 very active grandsons.
Pastor, Rolling Hills Baptist Church
Steve Sheely is the pastor of Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a position he has served for over 15 years. Steve holds degrees from Oklahoma State University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Yale University Divinity School. He has served on the CBF Ministries Council and as Moderator of the CBF of Arkansas. Steve and his wife Marla have three boys, 16, 17 and 17. Steve’s hobbies include classic cars, adventure travel and obstacle course racing.
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church
Greensboro, North Carolina
Alan is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC. He served previously as pastor of Metro Baptist Church in New York, where he also participated in the work of CBF partner, Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries. Alan has been active in community and denominational life, including recent service on the CBF Missions Council, as well as support of his alma mater, Wake Forest University Divinity School, where he is co-coordinator of the new Baptist Commons initiative. Alan is married to Jenny, and they have 4 children: Jack, Della, Warner and Bea