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!



Mark McClintock - Chair
Pastor, Speedway Baptist Church, Speedway, Ind.


Ellen Di Giosia - Past Chair 
Jefferson City, Tenn.


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


Josh Beeler
Associate Pastor for Youth and College, Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, Knoxville, Tenn.


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


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


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


Joshua James
Pastor, The Restoration Project, Salisbury, Md.


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


Bruce Gourley
Historian ; Member, First Baptist Church, Bozeman, Mont.


JD Granade
Minister, New York City, N.Y. 


Andrea Huffman
Senior Pastor, Dayspring Baptist Church, St. Louis, Mo.


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


Cecelia Walker
Chaplain, Baptist Hospital System , Birmingham, Ala. 


Christopher Adams
Resident Chaplain, Covenant Baptist Church, Garden Ridge, Texas


Kheresa Harmon
Minister for Children & Their Families, St. John’s Baptist Church, Charlotte, N.C.


Jeffrey Howard
Minister of Christian Education & Community Outreach, Welfare Baptist Church, Belton, S.C.


Kristin Koger
Associate Pastor for Spiritual Growth, First Baptist Church Waynesboro, Waynesboro, Va.