About the CVBA

Currently we have 43 churches partnering with each other from Carlsbad, Christoval, Eldorado, Eola, Grape Creek, Mertzon, San Angelo, Sonora, Sterling City and Water Valley.

African-American, Anglo, Hispanic and a Korean churches have joined together for mutual support and ministry.

Members of the Concho Valley Baptist Association
The leaders of our Ministry Teams constitute our Leadership Team. They meet monthly to pray for and with one another, to review the Calendar and make decisions as needed for the CVBA.

Our current list of volunteer leaders includes:

Moderator Rev. Tony Valdez Jr, Edmund Blvd Baptist Church, San Angelo
Vice-Moderator Rev. Brad Winchester, First Baptist Church, Grape Creek
Treasurer Toby Irwin, Belmore Baptist Church, San Angelo
Administrative Team Rev.
Baptist Student Team Rev. Justin Hamby, Grape Creek Baptist Church, San Angelo
Discipleship Team Rev. Lakan Mariano, College Hills Baptist Church, San Angelo
Evangelism Team Rev. George Verela, Oriente Baptist Church, San Angelo
Finance Team Rev. Tony Irwin, Belmore Baptist Church, San Angelo
Missions Team Rev. Mark Shaw, The Heights, San Angelo
Nominating Team Mrs. De McCleery, CalvaryBaptist Church, San Angelo
Pastoral Care Rev. Dennis Phariss, First Baptist Church, Mertzon
Senior Adult Wanda Hudson, Harris Ave Baptist Church, San Angelo
Youth Rev. Will Sherman, The Heights, San Angelo
Minister's Wives Mrs. Leah Valdez and Mrs. Shannon Hasell


Baptist Student Ministries Director Rev. Lee Floyd
Christian Women’s Job Corp Mrs. Elizabeth Little
West Central Texas Specialty Feeding Unit Mr. Arlen White and Mr. JoeBill Averitt

The Concho Valley Baptist Association exists because it follows the biblical model God gives us. The Church is referred to as:

  • …the Bride of Christ, this implies partnership;
  • …His Army, this implies a need for others to accomplish an assigned task;
  • …His Family, this implies the necessity of relationships;
  • …His Body, this implies the need for cooperation.

Life is a family/team experience. The stronger your family/team, the more you can accomplish. As Solomon once wrote: And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him-- a threefold cord is not quickly broken. (Ecc 4:12 ESV)

Over 40 Southern Baptist churches and missions have joined together to make their voices stronger and their efforts more powerful and effective in building God’s Kingdom in the Concho Valley and around the world. (Matthew 6:33)