our leadership

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

 

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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.
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
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.
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.