Our Staff

Bro. Charles McKendree, Senior Pastor

Bro. Charles and his family accepted the "Macedonian Call" in May of 2016. He and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, Amber and Erin. Bro. Charles gave his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ at the age of ten. He has been involved in ministry since the age of eighteen and surrendered to the ministry at the age of twenty-two, while attending First Baptist Church, Beebe, Arkansas. Bro. Charles was licensed into the Gospel Ministry in June, 2002. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister in July, 2003. He has served in Children's Ministry, Youth Ministry, Collegiate Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and-for the past fourteen years- in pastoral ministry. He has an Associate of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary-Cordova, Tennessee.

Bro. Matt Warden, Minister of Children and Youth

​Bro. Matthew and his family joined the Macedonian family in November, 2017.  He and his wife Nan, have two children, Caroline and Andrew, and are expecting a third. Bro Matthew gave his life to the Lord when he was seven years old. He surrendered to the call to ministry at the age of 28. He has worked with youth groups since he was 18 years old. He was licensed into the ministry in January of 2016 and was ordained in June of that same year. Matt is currently seeking a degree in Pastoral ministry from GCU. Before accepting a call to full-time vocational ministry, he served in the United States Army in the Military Police for 8 years. 

Bro. Manuel Valadez, Hispanic Minister

Bro. Manuel and his wife Darthy, have been faithfully serving the Lord for many years. He was ordained into the Gospel Ministry over half a century ago. Bro. Manuel has faithfully served on the mission field in many countries. Some examples of these countries include Chile, Honduras, and eighteen unique mission trips to Mexico-where he was born. He has faithfully served as a local missionary to the migrant workers, prisons, courts, schools, hospitals, and as an interpreter as needed. He believes that the best evangelism is individual evangelism. Bro. Manuel has officiated weddings, funerals, and ministered in times of sickness and desperation.