Joey McDermott, Pastor
Joey has earned his Master’s Degree in Theology at the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, where he is now an instructor. He is married to Kristie McDermott from Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have three daughters, Taylor, Tori, and Maddie and one son, Evan (Van). Joey was raised in a pastor’s home, served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard and has been working with youth and in the pastoral ministry for over fifteen years. After serving at Donaldson Missionary Baptist Church for twelve years, God called him to the pastorate at Second Baptist Church in June of 2007.
John Chandler, Associate/Youth Pastor
John has received an Associate’s Degree in Bible at Central Arkansas Baptist Bible Institute. He is currently working to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree at the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock. He is married to Keilani Chandler from Benton. They met in 2001 at a church event and now have three beautiful girls, Beth, Kati, and Holly. John has a passion for youth ministry and it is his prayer that God will use him to prepare disciples to continue to serve and worship Jesus Christ. He was previously the youth pastor at United Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.
Cody Wright, Music Director
Cody is a student at the Missionary Baptist Seminary where he is working to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree. Cody was raised in a pastor’s home and surrendered to the preaching ministry the summer of 2011. He accepted the call of Second Baptist Church to serve as Youth Music Director in April of 2012 and the call to be Music Director in January 2014. He is married to Tori Wright from Malvern.
Dana Gray, Secretary
Dana began her tenure as the financial secretary in February of 1998. Her job changed to church secretary with the retirement of Kathleen Ross in August of 1999. She & her husband Mike have been members of Second Baptist Church all their lives, except for the 10 years they spent in Louisiana. They have 2 children, Joshua & Amanda