Associational Missionary

Dr. David McCord

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Bro. David is our Associational Missionary.  He has previously served at FBC Mena, and other Arkansas churches since 1988. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (1985), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv. 1988), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin. 2000).

He has served in various positions within the associations where he has pastored. He has served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Baptist News Magazine and other various positions within the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.


Ministry Assistant

Jean Ann Birdwell

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Jean Ann is married to Jerry Birdwell.  They have 3 children, Stephen, Carrie and Bradley and they are blessed with 3 grandchildren and another one is due in June, also a son-in-law and daughter-in-law that complete the family.

Jean Ann retired from Wal-Mart after 33 1/2 years working in the traffic office.  She attends Valley Baptist Church with her family and has been a member for 35 years.   Her hobbies are family, cooking and decorating.  She feels that God has put her in her Ministry Assistant position for a reason and she loves the people she is working with.


Jan Gaddis

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Ministry Assistant

Cindy Hollis

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Cindy has served the Association as Ministry Assistant since November of 2001.   She is married to Eddie Hollis, Battalion Chief at the Searcy Fire Department.  They have two daughters, Amy and Marlena and two son-in-laws.  They also have been blessed with four grandchildren, Cameron, Kinley and Conner & Jack.

Cindy is an active member at Valley Baptist Church.  She enjoys spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren, reading and traveling.


Part-Time Contracted Counselor

Dr. J.D. Stake, D. Min., LPD, LMFT

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Dr. J.D. Stake is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  He provides therapy for those exhibiting anxiety, depression, grief, marital & family problems, addictions, parenting issues, PTSD –related issues and most relational issues.  He is also a trained mediator and supervises new counselors.  Dr. Stake is a Searcy High School graduate, and recently retired from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) where he served as the Director of Ministerial Services and Counseling. He continues to provide professional counseling for Arkansas ministers and their families as a part-time employee of ABSC.  For fourteen years, Dr. Stake served as Church Counselor at FBC, Lafayette, Louisiana.  He brings many years of counseling experience to the Calvary Counseling Center where he has volunteered for the past three years prior to coming on staff.

   March 2019   
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