MEET CENTRAL'S STAFF

Michael Meadows, Senior Pastor
Bro. Mike joined the Central staff in April 2012 and serves as Senior Pastor. He has a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Baylor’s Truett Theological Seminary.  After spending 5+ years in the U.S. Army, he served as a police officer and bi-vocational youth minister in Temple, Texas.  While serving as a police officer, God called him into full time ministry.  Bro. Mike is married to his best friend, Trina, and they have five children.  He loves to spend time with his wife, wrestle with his kids, work out and read.


Doug Loafman, Pastor of Discipleship & Education
Doug came to Central as Associate Pastor in January of 2016. Before going into vocational ministry, he spent 25 years in education after graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University. In 1982 Doug came to Livingston High School where he spent the next 22 years as a Spanish/history teacher and coach of various sports. In 2004 he accepted a position at Hillsdale Baptist College in Moore, Oklahoma and spent three years there as men’s soccer coach. Doug transitioned into vocational ministry in 2007 when he went on staff at First Baptist Church of Moore and served as Minister of Pastoral Care and International Ministries until coming to Central. Doug and his wife, Luci, have three grown sons and 10 grandchildren currently. They are thankful for the opportunity the Lord has given them to serve him at Central and their desire is the same as that expressed by Paul in Philippians 3:7-10; to, “...count all things as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus..."

Melvin Cates, Pastor of Family & Students
Melvin Cates joined the Central staff in December 2012 as Student Minister with a focus on ministering to Jr. High and Sr. High youth.  He received his Master's Degree in Community Counseling and has spent
his entire professional career counseling and leading teens and their families in a variety of ways, including traditional counseling as well as experiential adventures.  Melvin is married to his best friend, Stephanie, and they have two children.  His passions are serving a loving God, leading his family, and guiding God’s children to a greater understanding of His grace.  Coaching Little League Baseball, ‘rooting for’ the Houston Texans, and fishing with his kids are things Melvin enjoys doing in his spare time.

 


CENTRAL'S SUPPORT STAFF



L to R:  Janet Nelson, Business Manager
Carol Fleener, Ministry Assistant - Reception and Membership
Pam McIntyre, Ministry Assistant - Communications



FACILITIES WORKERS:
 James Stutts (Facilities Manager),
Jim Parrott, Barbara Gumb