Leadership

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Jerry Vincent, Jr.

Senior Pastor

Jerry joined the Central Baptist Church staff in 2018, bringing a vision for multiplying Christ followers through a multicultural, multigenerational disciple-making strategy. He and his wife, Shawn, have been married for 36 years and they have three grown daughters. Jerry also leads short-term mission trips to Romania to plant churches and lead pastoral training seminars.
Jerry earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary. Jerry enjoys the outdoors and is a fan of baseball – from Little League to the Major League.

Tim Konvalin

Associate Pastor of Music and Senior Adults

Tim is a graduate from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education and has studied worship at the Robert Weber (IWS) Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, Florida and has served churches in Houston and Longview in music and worship leadership for almost 30 years. Tim and Leslie have been married for 36 years, and have two adult daughters, Lauren and Sarah. Tim is passionate about leading the people of God in worship and loves to use a variety of musical genres as well as all generations, young and old, in bringing people into the presence of God. Tim and Leslie are so happy to call Central Baptist Church and Marshall, Texas home and carry on a great tradition of Music and Worship in this beautiful place.

Lee Baird

Minister of Children and Youth

Lee is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelors of Arts in Religion. Lee has been training and discipling students since she was teaching children’s Sunday School at 15 years old.  Lee and her husband Matt have been married for 21 years have four teenagers.  Lee has a passion for sharing the Gospel with students and helping them live authentic lives of discipleship in Christ.  Three of the Baird children attend Marshall ISD and her oldest son attends East Texas Baptist University.   She and her family are excited to be a part of the family at Central Baptist Church and be given the privilege of impacting students in Marshall for the Kingdom of God.

Cathy DeRousse

Pianist/Organist

Cathy earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano from Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, respectively. She is a member of Baroque Artists of Shreveport and is active as an adjudicator for piano festivals and competitions. She has served churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and New York, including her present position as pianist/organist at Central. Her published compositions include works for piano, organ, handbells, violin, and choir.

Rozanne Robinette

Church Secretary

Rozanne joined our staff in October, 2015. She has a background in office management and customer service. She grew up in Marshall and has called East Texas home for her entire life. God has called her to serve in several area churches as secretary. Rozanne has one son.

Joy Walsh

Financial Secretary

Joy began her duties at Central in October, 2011. She grew up in Marshall, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from East State University. Joy has 30 years accounting experience and office management.  She and her husband Ron are members of Central and have 4 children.

Jennifer and Jacob Smith

Custodians

Jennifer earned a B.S. in Education from Stephen F. Austin University. She has worked in public education and in Central’s Preschool Program. She has a heart for special needs children. Jacob is a graduate of ETBU, earning a B.S. in universal studies. Jacob and Jennifer have been married since 2005 and have one daughter, Jadelynne.