About the CVBA

Why does the CVBA exist?

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)

What churches are part of the CVBA?

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

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

CVBA Leadership

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
CVBA Grants

The CVBA currently offers two grants of $250 each to help further the ministry of the area churches. Churches may apply for each grant once in a 12 month period of time. The Evangelism application must be completed in full giving detailed information and submitted to the CVBA within 30 days of the event and the Missions application must be submitted within 60 days of the event. After submitting your application the team responsible for each grant will contact you. There are two options on filling out the applications. You could fill it out online and submit it or download the PDF and fill out the fillable document and submit via email.

Evangelism Grant Online Application

Mission Grant Online Application

Special Ministries

Serving the Community

The CVBA joins with a few other non-profit organizations in the Concho Valley.

Baptist Student Ministries

Director: Lee Floyd
Website: rambsm.com

The BSM is a student organization & campus ministry at Angelo State University. The ministry is led by a group of RAM and RAMbelles who serve on the Lead Team.

This team leads the BSM in helping students make great CONNECTIONS. The BSM also has ministry staff who help offer direction. (Interested in getting involved on our lead team, contact Lee).

Christian Job Corp

Director: Elizabeth Little
Website: christianjobcorpssanangelo.org

Christian Job Corps of San Angelo (CJC), formerly Christian Women’s Job Corps, is a free, all volunteer program designed to equip women and men with skills for job placement, life management, and spiritual growth. Through various target-based curriculum, participants can learn and grow in a supportive, all-inclusive, faith-based environment.

CJC is unapologetic about being a faith-based ministry. CJC serves those who come to us regardless of their gender, ethnicity, race, religion, code, or creed. CJC honors confidentiality and adheres to an established Best Practices Policy.

West Central Texas Specialty Feeding Unit

Director: Arlen White and JoeBill Averitt

The West Central Texas Feeding Team (WCTFT) is prepared to serve 9,000+ meals per day wherever they are needed. Working through Texas Baptist Men, they have been called to serve in disasters across Texas and around the country. They are always looking to train new volunteers. For more information, please call Director Arlen WBAhite at (325) 226-3114 or your CVBA office.

Concho Valley Biblical Counseling Center

Director: Donald Moon
Website: cvbiblicalcounseling.com

Unfortunately, life can become difficult. Everyday problems often become tough and overwhelming. With Biblical insights and Jesus’ guidance, you may not only find the answers you are looking for, but may also deepen your understanding of the person of Jesus.

Our mission it to assist each individual to mature in Jesus Christ as His true disciple.  We serve the people of San Angelo and the Concho Valley who are facing life’s challenges.