CBC Elects Four New Trustees


Central Baptist College Elects Four New Trustees 

The Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas, in their November 2012 annual meeting, elected four new members to serve five year terms on Central Baptist College’s Board of Trustees beginning in 2013. Those elected were Brandon Cox of Bentonville, AR, Jeremy Riddle of Greenbrier, AR, Dr. Dedria Givens-Carroll of Denham Springs, LA, and Mark Cassady of Nashville, AR.

Brandon Cox is the Lead Pastor of Grace Hills Church in Bentonville, AR where he has served for the past year. Cox is a graduate of Central Baptist College and Western Kentucky University. He previously served on the BMAA Missions Advisory Committee, served as church planter for Grace Hills Church where he currently serves as Lead Pastor, is currently the Editor and Community Facilitator for Pastors.com, and serves as Editor of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox newsletter. Brandon and his wife, Angela, have three children. 

Jeremy Riddle is the owner of Arkansas Home Medical in Little Rock, AR. Jeremy graduated from CBC in 1994 with an Associate of Arts degree, and graduated from UCA in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and in 1999 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Jeremy holds board membership on both the Soaring Wings Ranch and Lifeword Boards. He and his wife, Kristen, have three children and are members of Antioch Baptist Church in Conway, AR. 

Dr. Dedria Givens-Carroll is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she is an instructor of public relations courses. Dr. Givens-Carroll is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in news editorial journalism, her Master’s in Public Relations, and later received her PhD at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Givens-Carroll holds many board memberships and is very active in her community. She and her husband, Bill, have two children and are members of River Oaks Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA. 

Mark Cassady is the Vice President of Cassady Investments, Inc. in Nashville, AR where he has been serving for 16 years. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University where he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration degree. Cassady currently holds board memberships at KNVL-TV and Howard County Democratic Central Committee and serves as Treasurer and Deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville, AR where he is a member. 

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