Meet Our Staff


Pastoral Staff

  • Joshua Babb

    pastor of preaching and vision

    Pastor Babb has been at First Baptist Centerton since July 2017. He is a native of Neosho, Missouri. He is a 2016 graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he also served as a teaching assistant for two Old Testament/Hebrew professors.


    Joshua and his wife Melinda, a native of Gravette, have three children, Anabelle, Joshua, and Amelia.


    Phone: 479.795.2591 Ext. 301  roundedemail

  • Jim Daniel

    pastor of worship and discipleship

    Jim Daniel was led to Jesus by his father in February, 1978. He was called to the Gospel ministry in June of 1987 and was ordained to the Ministry of the Gospel in March of 1995. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, Georgia; a Master of Music in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminiary in Fort Worth, Texas; and the Doctor of Educational Ministries degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served as the Worship Pastor of Poplar Springs North Baptist Church in Dublin, Georgia and Connell Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas before being called to First Baptist Church Centerton, Arkansas in May of 2000.


    Jim is married to Kay and they have three children, Magan, Hannah, and Jacob. The Daniel family enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and backpacking.


    Phone: 479.795.2591 Ext. 311   roundedemail

Ministerial Staff

  • Josh junyor

    worship associate

    Phone: 479.795.2591 Ext. 312  roundedemail

  • Laura Tidwell

    children's ministry director

    Phone: 479.795.9322 Ext. 216  roundedemail

Administrative Staff

  • laura snowden

    Church secretary & MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    Phone: 479.795.2591 Ext. 300  roundedemail

  • michelle langford

    ministry assistant

    Phone: 479.795.2591 Ext. 427  roundedemail

  • Lori shepherd

    Children's ministry assistant

    Phone: 479.795.2591 Ext. 309  roundedemail

Life Way Christian School Administration

  • Lisa Baxley

    Life Way Christian School

    Elementary/Middle School Principal

    Phone: 479.795.4322 Ext. 103  roundedemail

  • tracey murphy

    Life Way Christian School Preschool Principal

    Phone: 479.795.4322 Ext. 402  roundedemail

Facilities Staff

  • ron argueta

    facilities superintendent

    Phone: 479.795.2591 Ext. 302   roundedemail

  • jackie clark

    I.t. director

    Phone: 479.795.2591  roundedemail

  • james baker

    facilities team


  • Darlene shimer

    facilities team


  • CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

    facilities team


  • mirna rodriguez

    facilities team