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 2019 General Assembly here!



Jeffrey Neal
Director, Cooperative Education Program
Clemson University 
Clemson, S.C. 


Carrie Bearden 

Event Planner & Conference Coordinator;
Retired Educator; Laity
Buechel Park Baptist Church
Louisville, Ky.


Debbie Waters McDaniel

First Baptist Church 
Huntsville, Ala. 


Jim Cobban
First Baptist Church
Middletown, Ky.


Kevin Collison
Island View Baptist Church 
Orange Park, Fla.


Scott Dickison
First Baptist Church of Christ 
Macon, Ga. 


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;
Woodland Baptist Church
San Antonio, Texas


Andy Hale
University Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, LA 


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


Kristin McAtee
Minister of Administration and Children, 
First Baptist Church 
Oklahoma City, Okla. 


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


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


Chris O'Rear
Clergy; Pastoral Counselor 
The Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church
Nashville, Tenn. 


Alisha Phillips
Olive Branch Fellowship Church
Olive Branch, Miss.


Megan Pike
Resident Chaplain,
Baptist Health Medical Center
Little Rock, Arkansas 


Charles Qualls
Senior Pastor
Franklin Baptist Church
Franklin, Va. 


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


Cassandra Wilson
Mt. Carmel Health Systems 
Gahanna, Ohio.