Leadership

Pastors

DON CHANDLER

Senior Pastor

Don grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas where he attended Little Rock Central High School. He then went to Central Baptist College in  Conway, Arkansas. Central Baptist Church called Don as pastor in August of 1979.

Don was married to Margaret Kinley Chandler (deceased December of 2020) and together they had three married children; Lori, Michael, and Marlo. From those children, he now has seven grandchildren.

Don has led more than 20 trips to Israel. He enjoys spending time with family, golf, and traveling.

MICHAEL TREAT

Associate Pastor - College & Young Adults

Michael has been at Central since August 2nd, 1998. He has been in ministry since December 1992 and has been married to his wife, Christi, since December 16th, 1995. They have two daughters, Kamy Lee, and Mattie Lauren.

He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR in 1997 with a B.A. in Youth Ministry and a B.S.E. in Health & Physical Education, and the BMA Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Religion in 2012.

Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends, music, reading, hunting, fishing, playing spades, golf, basketball, and football.

BEN SOUTH

Associate Pastor - Education & Missions

Ben was raised in a pastor’s home and grew up in Arkansas, Kansas, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He joined Central in 1996 as a college student and joined the staff in December 2001.

Ben is a graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas with a major in Pastoral Ministry and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a Masters in Christian Leadership. He completed his doctoral studies with an emphasis in Administration and Servant Leadership at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His doctoral work culminated in developing a ministry strategy to reach Deaf peoples with the gospel of Christ.

Dr. South lives in Conway, Arkansas with his wife, Amy, who he married in 2000. They served as foster parents for several years and currently have four children, Connor, Claire, Christopher, and Caroline. During free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, a good game of cards, watching his kids play basketball and volleyball, and spending time with family and friends.

DARRELL SPIGNER

Associate Pastor - Worship

Darrell was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. He came to know Christ at the age of 15 during a revival at his home church.

As a sophomore in college, he felt God’s call to the music ministry. Darrell is a graduate of Central Baptist College, Conway and Crichton College, Memphis, TN.

He has served churches in Arkansas, Texas, and Mississippi. He joined the staff at Central in January 2003. He and his wife, Calleen, have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

One of Darrell's favorite Bible verses is Psalm 34:8 "Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"

MIKE LEFLER

Associate Pastor - Church Ministries

Mike was born in Morrilton, AR and grew up in North Little Rock, AR. He came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in 1983 and that same year sensed God leading him into ministry.

Mike attended Central Baptist College in Conway, AR and graduated in 1987.  He later attended Mid-America Seminary in Memphis, TN to continue his theological studies.

He has served at Central since May of 2004.  Mike and his wife Teresa have three daughters, Lauren, Olivia, and Morgan.

One of Mike's favorite Bible verses is Psalm 34:8  “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”

DAVID MOORE

Associate Pastor - Kids

David Walker Moore joined the Central Staff in May 2013. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 34:1-3 "I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!"

He is married to his best friend Ashley since 2000.
They have two sons, Avery and Ayden.

David hopes that Sunday is the best day of the week
for each child that walks through the doors of Central.

He enjoys hiking, canoeing, golf, basketball, softball,
and spending time with my family and friends.

AARON RUSSELL

Associate Pastor - Students

Aaron was born in Magnolia, AR. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 6 and surrendered to ministry in the summer of 2017. He joined the staff at Central in August of 2021.

Aaron attended the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR and graduated in May of 2020 with a degree in Marketing.  He is currently attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a MDiv.

Aaron married his high school sweetheart, Madison, in May of 2021. During his free time, he enjoys playing disc golf, hiking, and drinking good coffee.