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
Church Starting Coordinator
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 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.
Tom Powell serves faithfully as the Mid-South Baptist Association Treasurer.
Church Strengthening Coordinator
Ron Roy fills a much needed position with the MSBA, serving as our Church Strengthening Coordinator.
Catalytic Church Planting Coordinator
Zach is our Catalytic Church Planting Trainer.