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!



Carrie Bearden - Chair
Laity, Educator (retired)
Louisville, Ky.


Greg Dover - Past Chair
Senior Pastor, 
Augusta Heights Baptist Church
Greenville, S.C. 


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
Associate Minister in Student Ministries, 
Aiken's First Baptist Church
Aiken, SC 


Andy Hale
University Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, LA 


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


Mary Nell McCoy
Retired Educator, 
Petaluma, Calif. 


Debbie Waters McDaniel
First Baptist Church 
Huntsville, Ala. 


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


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


Chris O'Rear
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist, 
The Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church
Nashville, Tenn. 


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


Angela Reed
Asst. Professor of Practical Theology
and Director of Spiritual Formation, 
George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 
Baylor University
Waco, Texas 


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


Cassandra Wilson
Mt. Carmel Health Systems 
Gahanna, Ohio. 


Buddy Wagner
Clinton, MS