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CRAIG TUCK

DIRECTOR OF MISSION

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Craig is a tenured leader who has served in pastoral roles and church planting in Greater Charleston since 2003.  He is native of Miami, Florida and met and married his wife Rebecca while in Bible College in Atlanta in 1987 . Their four adult children now make their home in Greater Charleston and Savannah. Their first grandchild is a Georgia girl just a two hour drive south.  

Craig most recently served as Lead Pastor of Centerpoint Church, a church plant of the Charleston Baptist Association.  Recently, Centerpoint Church became the new and repurposed Citadel Square Baptist Church.  He and Rebecca actively serve in leadership and ministry at Citadel Square. His education includes a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministries and two master’s degrees in Christian Leadership.  


 

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NEAL MCGLOHON

EQUIPPING ASSOCIATE

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Neal is passionate about developing leaders and teams that make a difference in their churches, communities, and cities. Neal McGlohon is the lead visionary/presenter for The Cypress Project. Neal has been a church planter, church planting network leader, city reaching catalyst, denominational church planting strategist, HUB director, and is co-founder of The Cypress Project.  For the CBA, an opportunity exists to take the principles and practices of gospel presence and gospel purpose (‘missional DNA’) onsite with congregations and leaders to assess, envision, and equip toward greater mission impact in their geography, primarily leveraging Immersion Events, Coaching, CBA Team contribution and Support Resources.

Neal’s education includes a B.S. degree from University of Georgia and a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a trained leadership coach and adjunct professor. Neal and his wife, Joy, have one son, Brandon who is in Greenville working for Grace Church, and a married daughter PJ who is in Charlotte.

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MAC LAKE

STRENGTHENING LEADERS ASSOCIATE

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 Last year, Mac led a pilot group of teams from 12 CBA churches through leadership development training.  Because he is a great resource in strengthening leaders, the CBA Administrative Team
has asked him to equip more of our churches through leadership pipeline and coaching church leadership teams beginning in August 2019. 

Mac began his ministry journey as a youth pastor at one of our CBA Churches, Northwood Baptist Church in North Charleston.  Over the past 3 decades, he has served local churches in the Southeast as a church planter, lead pastor and associate pastor.  Mac has a bachelor and master degree in theology and spiritual leadership.
Developing leaders became a passion that turned into a calling where his skills have been impactful.  In 2011, Mac created The Launch Network which is now The Multiply Group. In 2015, the North American Mission Board partnered with Mac and adopted The Multiply Group as their system for assessing and training church planters.  Mac and his wife Cindy have been residents here in Greater Charleston for nearly 10 years. They enjoy spending time with their three adult children who live nearby. 

 

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JERRY ZAPATA

ETHNIC MINISTRY ASSOCIATE

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Ethnic groups are becoming a significant part of our growing population in Greater Charleston.   The Charleston Baptist Association has been connecting local churches with Pastor Jerry Zapata and a team of apprentice leaders to establish new church plants.  

Since 2017, Pastor Jerry Zapata has been offering biblical training to develop leaders, preachers and missionaries here in Greater Charleston.  Pastor Zapata has joined in with the CBA and has created partnerships with CBA churches. There are currently 30 ethnic leaders who are meeting monthly to participate in this strategic development track.

Pastor Zapata is native to the country of Colombia and is a tenured leader who has served in vocational church ministry for over 25 years.  He and his wife, Berly have made Greater Charleston their home once their first church plant was initiated back in 2016. Pastor Zapata functions as a developer of leaders and a strategic coordinator to reach ethnic minorities through planting the Gospel in communities through everyday residents of Greater Charleston who assume the call to live as missionary Christians.  

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ADRIAN & LINDSAY FERNANDEZ

ETHNIC MINISTRY ASSOCIATES

Email: ethnicministry@charlestonbaptist.net

Number : 843-266-5841

Adrian and Lindsay Fernandez are serving as missionaries to the city, specifically to the ethnic people groups in the greater Charleston region. Adrian is native to Costa Rica and has a Bible college degree. Lindsay is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Global Studies and has been a resident of Charleston for over 15 years. Over the past 8 years, they have served together in short-term missions in Costa Rica. And now as a newly married couple, they serve together to inspire others to live as missionaries to their neighbors, friends and family. They offer Culture and Language trainings that send out short term mission teams to various countries with the end goal of equipping them to be missionaries where they live, work, and play.

In their personal ministry they are reaching their neighbors through community building events with the aim to share the Gospel, disciple others and inspire them to do the same. Their heart is to see believers in Charleston reaching the region for the advancement of the kingdom.

 

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LEILA CARLSON

RESOURCE ASSOCIATE

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Leila and her husband, Todd, are members of Citadel Square and are actively involved in serving and building community with others in their community group. They have lived in the Greater Charleston area since 2015. They have three adult children and two grandchildren.  Leila’s love of efficient procedures and creative communication as well as a passion for people provide added strength to our team.

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MARILYN AUSTIN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE

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Marilyn comes from Raleigh, N.C. and attended Winthrop University. She spent 2 years in New York City where she was involved with the Metro Baptist Association and focused especially on international ministries and volunteered with International Students Inc. Marilyn is married to Joshua Austin, Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries in Charleston and has lived in Charleston for 4 years.