our leadership

The vision of Elmdale Baptist Church is to be a multi-generational and a multi-cultural church that multiplies disciples.

 

bro billy
 
jeff rhoades
kevin robinson 2
brad vaughn 2
BILLY CHIDESTER
SENIOR PASTOR
 
Originally from Atlanta, GA, Pastor Billy spent most of his life in Hattiesburg, MS. There he earned his undergraduate from William Carey College followed by a Master’of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Evangelina and they have two children; Shirley and Billy.
JEFF RHOADES
ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF MUSIC
 
Jeff is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music Education and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He is married to Miriam and they have one son, Sean, a daughter-in-law, Rachel and one granddaughter, Maylee.
KEVIN ROBINSON
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Kevin has been serving the church since 2008 in multiple capacities including the mission committee. He is passionate about reaching out to a lost world, especially India. Kevin is married to Christy and they have two children; son, Kenton and daughter, Kinsley.
BRAD VAUGHN
STUDENT MINISTRY COORDINATOR 
Brad is from Fayetteville, AR and a graduate of Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Mary and they have two children; daughter, Grace and son, Eli. Brad has served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and cites 2 Corinthians 5:17 as his favorite scripture.
sonya hodges
molly mays
max kongmany
 
SONYA HODGES
FINANCIAL SECRETARY
 
Sonya has a Bachelor of Science in Business of Administration, Accounting from the U of A. She was born and raised in a small community outside of Springdale and married her husband Tom in 1973. They have two children and six grandchildren. 
MOLLY MAYS
MINISTRY ASSISTANT
 
Molly is originally from California, but has lived in Springdale most of her life. She has served in churches for over 40 years; teaching bible studies, working in missions and evangelism projects to name a few. She has three sons, three daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren.
 
 
MAX KONGMANY
PASTOR OF LAOTIAN CONGREGATION
Pastor Max graduated from the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 and has has served in our Laotian congregation for over 15 years. Originally from Laos, Pastor Max enjoys serving the Lord with his wife Christi. He and his wife have three children; Megan, Mary and Thompson.