Governing Board



David Hull - Moderator

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.

Juan Garcia - Moderator Elect

Juan Garcia serves as pastor of the Hispanic Congregation (Primera Iglesia Bautista de Newport News) of First Baptist Church, Newport News, Va., a multicultural congregation with people from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

A native of Puerto Rico, García has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan and a Master of Divinity degree from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Va. Garcia previously served on the CBF Toward Bold Faithfulness Collaborative Response Team, the CBF Theological Education Commission, and the Executive Coordinator Search Committee, and the Steering Committee of FAMILIA, CBF’s Latino network. He is married to Monica, and they have two children, Natalia and Daniel.

Debbie McDaniel - Past Moderator

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.

Marnie Fisher-Ingram - Recorder

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.


Jackie Baugh Moore

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.

Don Brewer

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.

Jeff Hayes

Jeff Hayes is the senior pastor of Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill, S.C. A native of South Carolina, Jeff has served churches in Greenville, Spartanburg and Barnwell counties. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity degree from Gardner-Webb School of Divinity where he also earned a Doctor of Ministry degree. He and his wife Krista have two sons, Benjamin and Jackson.

David Hopper

David Hopper is a native of Oklahoma. He has been a member of First Baptist Church Norman for 40 years. Hopper has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from Oklahoma Baptist University. After serving on active duty with the Air Force during Vietnam for five years, Hopper went to law school at the University of Oklahoma. After earning a law degree, Hopper served as Staff Judge Advocate in the Air Force Reserves for 23 years. He had a full-time career as an attorney and development officer during those years. He has been a lay leader in CBF life since its founding in 1991 and previously served on the CBF Coordinating Council. Hopper is the proud grandfather to six grandchildren.

Brad Jernberg

Brad Jernberg has been the minister for administration at South Main Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, since 2014. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education from the University of Texas at Austin, Jernberg previously served for more than 10 years as music minister at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas. He and his wife Margaret have two sons, William and Jack.

Israel Loachamin

Israel Loachamin is the associate pastor of Spanish ministry at First Baptist Church of Waco, Texas, where he has served since 2016. Loachamin, who is from Quito, Ecuador, received his Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies at Baptist University of the Americas (San Antonio) in 2010 and completed his Master of Divinity degree at George W. Truett School of Theology at Baylor University in 2019. He was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2022. Loachamin also served as director of La Puerta Waco.

Connie McNeill

Constance (Connie) McNeill is the associate pastor of administration and discipleship at Second Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwest Baptist University, a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Administration degree from Central Michigan University. She has deep experience in nonprofit and congregational management. From 2005 to 2013, McNeill served as Coordinator of Administration for CBF.

Timothy Peoples

Timothy serves as senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. 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 previously served as Senior Minister at Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point, N.C. Timothy has 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.

Alan Redditt

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. Alan and his wife Megan are the proud parents of two little girls.

Katherine Smith

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.

Kristian Smith

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.

Charles Watson Jr., a native of Millen, Georgia, is a retirement benefits consultant with MMBB Financial Services. 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, director of education with BJC and as a hospice chaplain resident, endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Watson is a veteran of the United States Air Force.