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 2022 General Assembly here!



Charles Qualls

Senior Pastor
Franklin Baptist Church
Franklin, Va. 


Ellen Di Giosia
Jefferson City, Tenn.


Josh Beeler
Associate Pastor for Youth and College,
Central Baptist Church of Fountain City,
Knoxville, Tenn. (2-year term)


Troy Burden
Executive Director, Highland Community Ministries, Louisville, Ky.;
Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky.


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


Megan Turner Doud
Coordinator of Young Baptist Ministries 
CBF of Georgia


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


Eric Fulcher
Minister of Community and Church of the Nations,
University Baptist Church,
Baton Rouge, La.


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


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


Jamilla Harper
Chief Operations Officer, Metanoia, North Charleston, S.C.;
Laity, New Ashley Baptist Church,
Summerville, S.C.


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


Joshua James
Pastor, The Restoration Project
Salisbury, Md.


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


Mark McClintock
Pastor, Speedway Baptist Church
Speedway, Ind.


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


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


Alisha Phillips
Olive Branch Fellowship Church
Olive Branch, Miss.


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


Wayne Weathers
Pastor, Vision of Hope Baptist Church
Jenkintown, Penn.