Our Leaders






Dr. Mitch Martin

 Executive Director of Missions  Dr. Mitch Martin serves the Mid-South Baptist Association as Executive Director of Missions. He came to us from Lifeway Christian Resources. Dr. Martin has served as Missions and Leadership Consultant for the Utah-Idaho Southern Baptist Convention and as Director of Missions for the Golden Spike Association in Utah. He has pastored churches in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Nevada and Tennessee. Mitch and his wife, Myra, have two adult children, a son, Dustin, and a daughter, Kristin. Mitch is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.









Rev. Art Groomes

Art Groomes serves as the Church Starting Coordinator.  Art has started three churches and is currently the pastor of the last church start.

He is married to Cindi Rogers and they have 2 married daughters and 6 grandchildren.






Ashley McCollough

Administrative Assistant Ashley McCollough came to the association after serving for almost 20 years as a full time houseparent with the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.  Ashley and her husband, Stuart, have been married for 25 years and have 4 sons and a daughter-in-love.







Darla Richardson

Volunteer and Ministry Mobilizer Darla Richardson. Darla serves with the association as a Mission Service Corp volunteer.













Tom Powell

Tom serves faithfully as the Mid-South Baptist Association Treasurer.







Ron Roy

Ron fills a much needed positions with the MSBA, serving as our Church Strengthening Coordinator.







Zach Medlock

Zach is our Catalytic Church Planting Trainer.









Stan Wafler

Stan coordinates our Great Commission Multipliers.









Doug Landrum

Doug is our Ethnic Mobilizer.