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!



Ellen Di Giosia - Chair 
Jefferson City, Tenn.


Charles Qualls - Past Chair
Senior Pastor
Franklin Baptist Church
Franklin, Va. 


Mark McClintock
Pastor, Speedway Baptist Church
Speedway, Ind.


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


Kan'Dace Brock
Lead Pastor
The Message Baptist Church
San Antonio, Texas


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


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


JD Granade
New York City, N.Y. 


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


Andrea Huffman
Pastoral Resident
Second Baptist Church
Liberty, Mo.


Sarah Hunt Felke
Staff Chaplain
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, Fla. 


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


Joshua James
Pastor, The Restoration Project
Salisbury, Md.


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


Lesley Ratcliff
Associate Pastor for Children and Adults
Northminster Baptist Church
Jackson, Miss.


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


Cecelia Walker
Baptist Hospital System 
Birmingham, Ala. 


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