Dr. Les Griffin : Director of Missions

Dr Griffin comes to the Area after pastoring for over 25 years at FBC of Crosbyton. He is married to his grade-school sweetheart, Betty, and has two children, Emily Davis and her family of Anton, and Nate Griffin and his family of Pflugerville. His father and mother live in Round Rock and his father was also a pastor, and still stays active in the ministry. Dr Griffin has a history of preaching in several churches, including Date Street of Plainview. He received his Bachelor's from University of Texas and his graduate degrees from  Southwestern Seminary.

Email:  |  Office #:  806.296.2751  |  Cell #:  806.781.1603


Susan Barkley : Ministry Assistant

Susan works with Dr. Griffin to keep the office running efficiently and to make sure everything stays organized. At the Area Office, they stay busy serving all the churches in the three different associations. Susan is also the Secretary/Treasurer of the Area Committee. She has worked at CPBA since 2009 and has enjoyed being able to help with all the things that go on at the Area Center. She says the best part of working there is all the people she's met along the way.  

Susan is married to Brian, who is the pastor at First Baptist Church, Edmonson and is employed with the State of Texas. They have 2 grown sons: Edward and David. In her free time, she enjoys sewing and quilting for family and friends and likes to help with local community ministries. She enjoys Texas history, antiquing, wandering about in small town shops and staying at Bed & Breakfast Inns. She also volunteers part-time with the Meals on Wheels Program.

Email:  |  Office #:  806.296.2751

David Vela - Bivocational Associate Director of Missions

David comes to us from the El Paso area. He has over 30 years of ministerial and entrepreneurial experience. He has served in church plants and church revitalization projects, including the successful merger of two culturally diverse congregations. He comes to us with skills as a pastoral coach, life coach, and leadership facilitator. We look forward to having David do some great things here in the area. David is fluent in Spanish and English and has great cross-cultural skills which will be a great asset for the churches, pastors and leaders in our area.

Email:  Cell: 915-309-3674


John Silva : New Church & Hispanic Church Consult

John Silva works for the Baptist General Convention of Texas as a church starter for this region. He assists churches and new church start-ups all over this area of Texas.  He also spends time strengthening and helping churches. Even though he doesn't work here in our office he is readily available to assist us in any way that he can and is a great resource for us also in helping our Hispanic congregations.
Email:  |  Office #:  806.392.6902