Debbie McDaniel - Moderator
Lay leader & Substitute Teacher
For the past five years, McDaniel has served on the CBF Ministries Council and was its chair in 2020-2021. She has also served on CBF’s A New Covenant Commission as well as on the coordinating councils of Alabama CBF and Oklahoma CBF. She is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of CBF-partner Good Faith Media, and previously served on the board of directors of Baptists Today/Nurturing Faith from 2018-2020. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where she earned a secondary teaching certificate, McDaniel and her husband, Michael, have three adult children: Cameron, Patrick and Mackenzie.
David Hull - Moderator-Elect
Retired Clergy; Consultant, Center for Healthy Churches
Over the past 40 years, David has pastored diverse types of congregations across seven states. In 2014 David retired from pastoral ministry. Since he has served as a consultant with the Center for Healthy Churches, a group of coaches and consultants whose mission is "devoted to improving the spiritual, emotional and organizational health of churches and ministers". David has also served as adjunct faculty at Mercer University's McAfee School of Theology, where he taught leadership and pastoral preaching courses and supervised doctoral students. David is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was ordained in 1980 at Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville. David and his wife Jane have two children and three grandchildren and reside in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Patricia Wilson - Past Moderator
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.
John Scott, Jr. - Recorder
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.
Jackie Baugh Moore
Vice President, Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation
Jackie Baugh Moore lives in Boerne, Texas, just outside of San Antonio. She earned a degree in Education from Baylor University and taught kindergarten and first grade. Jackie is currently the President of the San Antonio-based Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation, which was founded by her late grandparents. The Baugh Foundation has given in excess of $120,000,000 since 1994 and has awarded grants to more than 110 nonprofits whose missions align with the values of the Baugh Foundation. Through her work with the Baugh Foundation, she has had the privilege of serving as a member of several other nonprofit boards including Fellowship Southwest, Good Faith Media and the BJC. Jackie has been married to Kim Moore for 35 years, and they have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Kim and Jackie are members of Woodland Baptist Church in San Antonio.
Lay Leader, Retired
Don Brewer is a retired baseball coach and retired national sales manager for a foodservice equipment company. Don also served on Good Faith Media's strategic advisory board for publishing. He is the father of two sons, Jason and Stephen, grandfather to five and great-grandfather to one. Brewer has lived in Gainesville, Georgia, for 51 years – almost long enough to be a native.
A scripture passage that has shaped Don's life is Galatians 3:28 because it reminds him of the children's song, "We are all precious in his sight." Don believes that if we live out Jesus' great commandment to "love others as we love ourselves" the kindness and respect of others would go a long way in healing our world.
Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families, River Road Church, Baptist
Marnie has served as Associate Pastor to Youth and Their Families at River Road Church, Baptist, in Richmond since 2018. She is a graduate of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) and received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown College in Kentucky. Marnie joined the staff of River Road after serving 11 and a half years with Passport, Inc. in Birmingham, Alabama as Youth Program Coordinator. Marnie has more than two decades of experience in youth ministry and is passionate about building relationships with teenagers. Marnie is an active member of the Cooperative Baptist Youth Ministry Network.
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.
Laity, First Baptist Church
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.
Senior Minister, Emerywood Baptist Church
High Point, N.C.
A native of Jones, Oklahoma, Timothy attended Adrian College where he received his B.A. in Religious Studies with a focus in Feminist Ethics before earning his Master of Divinity degree from Yale University’s School of Divinity. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry degree at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Prior to his current role as Senior Minister at Emerywood Baptist Church, Timothy served churches in Michigan, Connecticut, and Texas. When he’s not chasing around his horse-size sheepdogs, Frankie and Cardozo, you can find him searching for the best pie with his wife Valerie Lott.
Senior Pastor, St. Matthews Baptist Church
Alan and his wife Megan are the proud parents of two little girls. Alan has served churches in Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, and now serves at St. Matthews Baptist in Louisville, Kentucky. Alan also spent three years as a hospital chaplain in New Orleans. Alan studied at Georgetown College, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and Duke Divinity School.
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.
Executive Director, Baptist Creation Care Initiative
Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Katherine received a Master’s degree (MPS) in ecology and theology from Loyola University – a leader in ministry education on behalf of creation care. Her extensive experience working in the non-profit sector as a program manager, as well as her time spent living and working in a developing country, have left her with a profound sense of responsibility for the poor and the marginalized, especially those who are adversely affected by climate disruption and environmental degradation. As the former Minister of Missions and Faith Formation at Trinity Baptist Church, Conyers, Georgia, Katherine is uniquely situated to lead Baptists and others to a more biblically-based understanding of our responsibility to the created world.
Pastor, The Faith Community
Kristian Smith is a CBF church starter and pastor of The Faith Community in Atlanta. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications in 2006 as well as his Master in Business Administration in 2009, both from Alabama A&M University where he was an all-conference performer and team captain of the SWAC Champion AAMU football team. Kristian has served in many areas of ministry including worship leader, conference planner and facilitator, teacher, youth minister and pastor at The Faith Community. He is also the lead style consultant with P-Squared Custom Clothiers where he develops the professional images of his clients. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University.
Charles Watson Jr.
Director of Education, BJC
Charles Watson Jr., a native of Millen, Georgia, is the director of education at BJC. His work is focused on expanding the base of support for religious liberty and engaging the next generation of advocates. A graduate of The Citadel, Watson earned a Master of Divinity degree at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. He previously served as the Children’s Director of Buckhead Baptist Church in Atlanta and as a hospice chaplain resident, endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Watson is a veteran of the United States Air Force.