Ministries Council


The Ministries Council serves as an elected advisory council to the CBF Governing Board. In this role, the Ministries Council collaborates with individuals from throughout CBF to identify, develop and deploy the assets of the Fellowship and to empower shared ministry networks.

Ministries Council offers grants for projects that support the efforts of your church in building bridges within your church or community. Learn more about and apply for these grants here.

The Ministries Council also offers grants to make travel to CBF events easier for you and your congregation! Learn more about the Travel Assistance Fund for Events (TAFFE) and apply for a grant to travel to the 2020 General Assembly here!



Debbie Waters McDaniel

First Baptist Church 
Huntsville, Ala. 


Past Chair
Jeff Neal
Director, Cooperative Education Program
Clemson University 
Clemson, S.C. 


Charles Qualls

Senior Pastor
Franklin Baptist Church
Franklin, Va. 


Jim Cobban
First Baptist Church
Middletown, Ky.


Scott Dickison
First Baptist Church of Christ 
Macon, Ga. 


Ellen Di Giosia
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Jefferson City
Jefferson City, Tenn.


Matthew Dodrill
Senior Pastor
Pulaski Heights Baptist Church
Little Rock, Ark.


Megan Turner Doud
Minister of Students and Missions, 
Aiken's First Baptist Church
Aiken, S.C. 


Laura Edgar
Associate Pastor for Youth,
College and Young Adults
Auburn First Baptist Church
Auburn, Ala.


Jeni Cook Furr
Retired, Board Certified,
Federal Healthcare Chaplain;
Retired Minister
Woodland Baptist Church
San Antonio, Texas


Andy Hale
University Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, LA 


T. Brian Harfst
Equipping Pastor
Centerville Baptist Church
Chesapeake, Va. 


Sara Hunt-Felke
Staff Chaplain
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, Fla. 


Tommy Justus
Mars Hill Baptist Church
Mars Hill, N.C. 


David McDaniel
Senior Pastor
Holmeswood Baptist Church
Kansas City, Mo.  


Tonya Nicholson
First Baptist Church of West Yellowstone
West Yellowstone Mont.


Krisopher Norris
Visiting Professor of Public Theology
Wesley Theological Seminary
Washington, D.C. 


Alisha Phillips
Olive Branch Fellowship Church
Olive Branch, Miss.


Bob Searl
Senior Pastor
Spring Creek Baptist Church
Oklahoma City, Okla.


Scott Stearman
Metro Baptist Church 
New York, N.Y. 


Cassandra Wilson
Mt. Carmel Health Systems 
Gahanna, Ohio.