Baptist Sunday School Committee

 

David Butimore was elected to the Baptist Sunday School Committee in June, 2002. Brother Butimore is pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church of Fresno, California. He presently serves as President of Fresno Missionary Baptist Seminary and is a past President of the American Baptist Association. He has served as a BSSC writer since 2003 and is the author of 6 books. Brother Butimore's hometown is Lynwood, California; he was saved and baptized in 1970 and joined Community Missionary Baptist Church in Orange, California. He has degrees from Orange Coast College and California Missionary Baptist Seminary of Bellflower, California (Th.D). Brother Butimore was ordained by Olive Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Oroville, California in 1975. He has pastored Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Stockton, California (1975-1978), Valley Missionary Baptist Church of Reseda, California (1978-1982), Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Freedom, California (1982-1987), First Missionary Baptist Church of Lomita, California (1987-1996), Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of Bremerton, Washington (1996-2001), and First Missionary Baptist Church of Fresno, California (2001-present). Brother Butimore has served as moderator of the following associations: Southern California Cooperative Association (1993-1995) California Cooperative Association (1996), Washington Cooperative Association (1997-2001). He served as Assistant Parliamentarian for the American Baptist Association from 1994 till 1999, and was elected as Parliamentarian in 2000. Then, he was elected as Vice President of the American Baptist Association in 2001 - 2002 and served as President of the American Baptist Association in 2003-2004. Brother Butimore also served as Music Director for the California Cooperative Association from 1977 until 1989 and for the American Baptist Association from 1987 until 1992. He also served on the History and Archives Committee for the California Cooperative Association (1989-1994) and on the History and Archives Committee for the American Baptist Association (1997-2001). In addition to his positions within the ministry, Brother Butimore is also a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and the California Association of Parliamentarians, and is a past member of the Washington Association of Parliamentarians. He married Deborah Hester of Wasco, California in 1977; they have 3 children: Matt, Rebekah and husband, Paul Baker, and Jonathan and three grandchildren. brob@bigvalley.net

 

Steve Butler has been a member of the Baptist Sunday School Committee since 1984. Brother Butler presently serves as Associate Minister of Calvary Baptist Church in Henderson, Texas in the positions of Administrator and Music Minister, as well as Instructor at Texas Baptist Institute in Henderson. Brother Butler was saved and baptized in Olive Street Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After graduating from Pine Bluff High School, he received a BME from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and ThD from Texas Baptist Institute. Brother Butler served as Music and Youth Director of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Malvern, Arkansas from 1973 to 1975, and has worked in his present position at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Henderson, Texas for the past 34 years. His wife Monty is from Hot Springs, Arkansas. They have three sons and one granddaughter. sbutler@cbchenderson.org

 

Neal Clark has been a member of the Baptist Sunday School Committee since 1996, served as the Vice-President of the American Baptist Association 8 years and in 2006 was elected as President of the American Baptist Association. Brother Clark has traveled extensively to the Middle East having made 24 trips to Israel. He is the author of 12 books, two of which deal with the Holy Land. He has also developed a three volume video series of the Holy Land. Brother Clark served our churches as a successful pastor in the American Baptist Association for 40 years in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. He retired from pastoral work while serving as pastor of the South Union Baptist Church, Daingerfield, Texas. In 2004 he became a full time Evangelist sponsored by South Union Baptist Church, Daingerfield, Texas. He attended East Arkansas Community College, Arkansas State University, Oxford Baptist Institute and received his Doctorate from West Texas Baptist Institute in 1997. He also served as an instructor for the Oxford Baptist Institute for 8 years. Brother Clark has been married to Linda, 48 years and they have two children and four grandchildren. He now makes his home at 923 Lakeshore Drive, Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543. nealclarkcem@yahoo.com

 

Mark Harris was elected to the Sunday School Committee in 2011. Brother Harris was born in Arkadelphia. He was saved and baptized at the age of thirteen at County Avenue MBC in Texarkana. He answered the call to preach in 1976 and obtained his BA-Business degree from the University of Arkansas and a Master’s in Bible Languages degree from the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock. He served as an associate pastor at Liberty MBC in Little Rock where he was ordained in 1985. Later, Brother Harris served as the MBSF Director at Unity MBC in Little Rock before becoming the pastor of that church in 1997, a position he still holds. In 2000, Brother Harris became an instructor at the Missionary Baptist Seminary and was named Dean of Students in 2006. He married Elaine Bohannon in 1980 and the Lord blessed them with a daughter, Ashley, and a son, Adam.unitypastor@sbcglobal.net

 

Wayne Hunter is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Silver Springs, Florida. He was born in Lithia, Florida and saved and baptized in Lone Oak Baptist Church of Plant City, Florida, where he was later ordained to the ministry. Brother Hunter is a graduate of the Florida Baptist Schools of Brandon, Florida. He has pastored the following churches: St. Cloud Missionary Baptist Church of St. Cloud, Florida (1979 - 1981), Wayside Missionary Baptist Church of Tifton, Georgia (1982 - 1987), Central Baptist Church of Lithia, Florida (1987 - 1989) and Northside Missionary Baptist Church of Ocala, Florida (1989 - 1996). He is currently the pastor of First Baptist Church of Silver Springs, Florida, which began under his leadership as a mission. The church was organized in 2002.  He is also employed with Odyssey Hospice of Ocala in the position of Chaplain.   Brother Hunter was elected to the Baptist Sunday School Committee of the American Baptist Association in June, 2001 where he currently serves the committee as the Asst. Clerk and Chairman of the Financial Planning and Goals Sub-committee. He served as the clerk of Florida State Association (1989 - 2000) and as the clerk of the Georgia State Association (1983 - 1987). He was re-elected as clerk of the Florida Association in 2007 and currently serves in that position. He has served on the Florida Standing Missionary Committee since 1989. Brother Hunter has also served as a chaplain in Law Enforcement (1979 - present); he is currently with the Florida Highway Patrol (Troop B - Ocala District) and is a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer with the Florida Highway Patrol holding the rank of Sergeant. He also works as a Florida High school Football Official (1977 - present). He is married to Rhonda Glisson Hunter who owns and operates “Hunter’s Embroidery and More.” They have three children, Cindy a Registered Nurse, Stacey a Police Officer in Ocala and Wesley a senior at the University of Maryland, majoring in Music/Voice.  They have two granddaughters, Rylie and Reagan and a grandson, Hunter.  Cindy is married to James Winterbauer, a Lieutenant/Fire Paramedic with Marion County Fire Rescue.  Wayne and Rhonda live on a 10 acre farm northeast of Ocala where they raise cattle and show pigs. fbcss@embarqmail.com

 

David Keeling was born September 1, 1962 in Visalia, California. He was saved October, 1968 and called to preach April 14, 1982. Brother David has interned at Dominguez Baptist Church, Long Beach, been Associate Pastor at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, San Jose, CA, pastored at Tully Road Missionary Baptist Church and Unity Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Northwest Baptist Institute, California Missionary Baptist Institute and WilliamJessup University. He is married to Lisa Paslay and has one son, Jared Keeling. Brother David has been involved in youth ministry and leads worship at the Hume Lake Retreat every year. He has written the VBS Game Book for six years. david.keeling@unitymbc.org

 

 

 

Jeff Krisell was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1965. He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior while attending Memorial Baptist Church in Fremont, California, at the age of 10. He is married to Paula and has two duaghters, Christy and Amber. Jeff surrendered to preach the gospel in August, 1991 at Whiteville Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and started his first year of seminary at the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock. He accepted his first pastorate in February, 1992 at Enon Missionary Baptist in Rye, Arkansas, were he served for 2-1/2 years. In 1995, he was called as pastor to Fairplay Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas, and served there for 10 years. While pastong Fairplay, he graduated with a Bachelor of Bible Languages in 1996. In 2004, he was called to pastor Bradley Road Missionary Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he served until May 2007. He left Bradley Road to move to Mobile, Alabama, to care for his faither and joined Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore where he was asked to serve as pastor in September of 2007. In May 2008, he receivd a Masters Degree in Bible Languages from the Missionary Baptist Seminary. Bro. Jeff was elected to serve on the Baptist Sunday School Committee by the messengers during the June 2008 Association meeting. bro_jeff63@msn.com

 

 

 

Everett Ledbetter was elected to the Baptist Sunday School Committee in June 2010. He is pastor of Blessed Hope Missionary Baptist Mission in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and saved and baptized in Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. The church ordained him in 1995. Brother Ledbetter graduated from the Gulf Coast Baptist Institute in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He pastored Meadow Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Tallulah, Louisiana and Celebration Baptist Mission, Grenada, Mississippi; and he has served as an interstate missionary for 10 years. He is the clerk of the Kaw Valley Association of North East Kansas. He and his wife, Kim, have three children: Matthew, Caleb and Hannah. everettledbetter@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray Meigs has been a member of the Baptist Sunday School Committee since 1999. He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas. He accepted Christ as his Savior at Bogg Springs Youth Encampment and was baptized by the authority of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Texarkana. He graduated in 1974 from Arkansas High School, and attended the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock. While there he earned an Associate of Church Music Education degree and served as Minister of Music of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church. In 1980 he earned a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Landmark Missionary Baptist Institute in Mauldin, South Carolina and pastored churches and missions in North and South Carolina. Brother Meigs served as Minister of Music and Youth at the Calvary Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida from 1989-1993. From 1993-1996 he served as Discovery Editor of the Baptist Sunday School Committee. He has served on the faculty of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Institute, Mauldin, SC; West Florida Baptist Institute, Pensacola, FL and the Gulf Coast Baptist Institute of Hattiesburg, MS. He served as Clerk of the Tri-State Association (NC, SC, GA) for 6 years and Moderator of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Association (LA). He served as the Associate Pastor of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA, and is now Missionary/Manager of Glenwood Baptist Youth Camp, Folsom, LA. Brother Meigs is married to the former Karen Mikell. They have three children, a daughter, Sarah, and twin sons, Matthew and Michael. raymeigs@hughes.net

 

Richard Merritt was elected to the Baptist Sunday School Committee in 2006. Brother Merritt was born in 1953 at Camden, Arkansas. He was saved at age 7 and then baptized by Trinity MBC, Camden, AR. He made know his call to preach on February 29, 1976. In July, 1976, Eastside MBC of Broken Bow, OK, ordained him. He served as associate pastor (1976-77) of Southside MBC, Oklahoma City, OK; as pastor of Providence MBC, Thornton, AR (1977-78); Mt Hope MBC, Ratcliff, AR (1978-91); and is presently pastor of Trinity MBC, Camden, AR since 1991. He has served as moderator to two local association in Arkansas and Moderator of the State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches of Arkansas. He writes the Sponsor's Guide. He attended Southern Arkansas University Tech at East Camden, AR. He is presently attending LMBIS in Minden, LA.. He and his wife Marvanna McAteer Merritt have three children--Chuck and wife CJ, members of Trinity MBC, Camden, AR, and Carlie and Brody; Staci and husband Stephen Sewell, pastor of Grace MBC, Jonesboro, AR and Bethani; and Holli and husband Chris Robertson, Crossett, AR. rmerritt@cablelynx.com

 

Mack Peercy was elected to the Baptist Sunday School Committee in June, 2014. Brother Peercy is currently pastor of Calvary MBC of Tecumseh, Oklahoma where he has served for the past 23 years. He graduated from California Missionary Baptist Institute in Bellflower, CA. Brother Peercy teaches classes at Concord Baptist Institute in Norman, Oklahoma. He is married to Karen Peercy. They have 3 children, 11 grandkids and one great-granddaughter.

 

 

Jim Philamlee has been a member of the Baptist Sunday School Committee since 1995. Brother Philamlee was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas and saved and baptized at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas. He attended the Missionary Baptist Seminary of Little Rock, Arkansas. Brother Philamlee was ordained by Vimy Ridge Baptist Church in Alexander, Arkansas. He has pastored several churches: New Prospect Baptist Church of Colt, Arkansas (1975 - 1978), Pinecrest Missionary Baptist Church of Corinth, Mississippi (1978 - 1983), First Immanuel Baptist Church of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (1983 - 1986), Calvary Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida (1986 - 1999). Brother Philamlee has served in various capacities in local, state and national associations: moderator of the Pine Bluff Association, North East Mississippi Association, East Central Florida Association and the Florida State Association. He was instrumental in helping start the North East Mississippi Association and the Tennessee State Association. Brother Philamlee has served on the Missions Committees in these associations. He and his wife, Betty, have two sons and four grandchildren. jimphilamlee@aol.com

 

Donald R Price was elected to the Baptist Sunday School Committee in June 2011. Brother Price has served the churches of the ABA in various capacities over the past 50 years. He was elected as President of the American Baptist Association after several years as Vice President. He has been elected to the Missionary Committee and the Baptist Sunday School Committee (prior to this second term). Brother Price served as president of the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, AR, for nine years. He has written textbooks and online courses for seminaries, and is currently working with the Concord Baptist Institute in Norman, OK. He has been elected as Moderator of North East Oklahoma Association and the Baptist General Assembly of Oklahoma. Brother Price has worked extensively with ABA Youth encampments over the years, in several capacities, including Camp Director. He has pastored the following churches in Arkansas: Balch Springs MBC, Redfield MBC, Holland Chapel MBC, Benton, Antioch MBC, Little Rock, Second Baptist Church, Malvern; in Oklahoma, he pastored South Lakewood MBC in Tulsa, and is currently serving as pastor of Highland MBC of Oklahoma City. Brother Price has preached revivals for churches around the country. He has prepared topics and outlines for the Baptist Training Course (BTC) program for the past five years.

 

Dennis Richey has been a member of the Baptist Sunday School Committee since 1995. Brother Richey is the pastor of Glendale Baptist Church in Mauldin, South Carolina. He also serves as President of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Institute. Brother Richey was saved and baptized in Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Rock Island, Illinois. He made his calling to preach and was ordained by Antioch Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Bible Languages from the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1981. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Bible Languages from the Landmark Missionary Baptist Institute in Mauldin, South Carolina. Brother Richey has pastored the following churches: Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina(1981-1982), Hephzibah Baptist Church in Emerson, Arkansas(1983-1989), Glendale Baptist Church(Associate Pastor - 1989-1992), Gethsemane Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas(1992-1993), Glendale Baptist Church(1993-present). He has served as Assistant Clerk and is presently Clerk of the Baptist Sunday School Committee. He serves as the Vice Moderator of the Piedmont Association since 1993. He married Linda Marie Phillips in 1977 and they have two children: Joshua and his wife Jennifer and daughter, Cara; Laura and her husband Steven Thornton and two sons, Luke and Micah. dennis.richey@charter.net

 

John Tarter was elected to the Baptist Sunday School Committee in 2012. Brother Tarter is pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, Missouri. He was born in Sikeston, Missouri in 1970. He was saved and baptized in 1982 at Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Texarkana, Texas where his father, Gene Tarter, was pastor. John has a degree in Industrial Technology from Kentucky Tech of Somerset, Kentucky and a degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Kentucky. He has a Christian Education degree from Gulf Coast Baptist Institute, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was ordained by Colonial Missionary Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1999 where he served as Music and Youth Minister at Colonial. He has served as pastor of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston, Missouri since2000. He has served in the following associational offices: Secretary of Trinity Association in Louisiana (1999-2000); Assistant Moderator of Central States Association (2004-2005); Moderator of Central States Association (2006-2009). He has served on the Board of Tourism for Sikeston/Scott County, Missouri since 2005. John married Cheryl Upchurch from Corbin, Kentucky in 1998. They have three children: J. Leighton Tarter, Jr. (9), Austin (7) andAbigail (5). themountcmbc@aol.com

 

Mike Yoho a member of the Baptist Sunday School Committee. He has served on the Baptist Sunday School Committee from 1989 to 2011 and from 2012 to present. Brother Yoho was saved and baptized at Bethel Baptist Church (now called Marsh Road Baptist Church) in Woodbridge, VA. In 1973 he married Deborah J. Shepard from Woodbridge, VA. They have two children, John (married to Meaghan) and Davis (married to Jill) and two grandchildren. Brother Yoho has pastored churches in Arkansas, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina, and Virginia. Brother Yoho is currently the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Green Valley in Monrovia, Maryland. Brother Yoho received his Bachelor of Theology degree from the Landmark Baptist Institute in Mauldin, SC and a Masters Degree in Theology from Baptist International School of Theology in Oxen Hill, MD. Brother Yoho is the Vice Chairman of the Baptist Sunday School Committee. mikeyoho@gmail.com