The Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas elected in November four new members to serve five year terms. Those elected are Brandon Cox of Bentonville, Jeremy Riddle of Greenbrier, Dedria Givens-Carroll of Denham Springs, La., and Mark Cassady of Nashville, Ark.
Cox is the lead pastor of Grace Hills Church in Bentonville, where he has served for the past year. Cox is a graduate of CBC and Western Kentucky University. He previously served on the BMAA Missions Advisory Committee and as church planter for Grace Hills Church. He is the editor and community facilitator for Pastors.com, an online place for Christian leaders to connect, according to the website. Cox also is editor of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox newsletter. Cox and his wife, Angela, have three children.
Riddle is the owner of Arkansas Home Medical in Little Rock. He graduated from CBC in 1994 with an Associate of Arts degree and graduated from UCA in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. In 1999, he earned a Masters in Physical Therapy. Riddle 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.
Givens-Carroll is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she is an instructor of public relations courses. Givens-Carroll is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in news editorial journalism and her Master’s in Public Relations. She later earned a PhD at the University of Southern Mississippi. 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.
Cassady is the vice president of Cassady Investments, Inc., in Nashville where he has been serving for 16 years. He earned a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from Ouachita Baptist University. Cassady holds board memberships at KNVL-TV and Howard County Democratic Central Committee and serves as Treasurer and Deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church.