Regional Elders

What We Do

The ministry of Regional Elders was initiated and commissioned during the 2012 Regional Assembly in Baton Rouge, LA. It became an official Constituency Fellowship Group during the 2014 Regional Assembly in North Little Rock, AR. Regional Elders serve the Great River Region as pastoral leaders, supporting the Executive Regional Minister and offering pastoral support and friendship to all ministers and their families in the region. Each Regional Elder has a “shepherding group” made up of ministers within a geographical area. Each Regional Elder reaches out to the ministers in her/his Shepherding Group as their time and schedule permits. We have monthly “Devotion and Prayer Meetings” via Zoom with our Executive Regional Minister to pray for the needs of our Regional Staff, Region, and the circumstances (joys and concerns) of our ministers and their families, congregations, etc.

Our Regional Elders are named below along with their home church and the geographical
area they serve:
        + Rev. Nearline Anderson – Indianola Christian Church, Indianola, MS, serving Northwest
        and Northeast Mississippi
        + Rev. Miles Cook – Park Hill Christian Church, North Little Rock, AR, serving Central
        Arkansas
        + Rev. Laura DeMann – First Christian Church, Bossier City, LA, serving North Louisiana
        + Rev. Holly Jo Engle – First Christian Church, Blytheville, AR, serving Northeast Arkansas
        + Rev. Zena Marshall – First Christian Church, Ft. Smith, AR, serving Western Arkansas
        + Rev. Russell Myers – Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Jackson, MS, serving Central
         Mississippi
        + Rev. Ryan Pfeiffer and Rev. Cheryl Sybrant – First Christian Church, Fayetteville, AR,
        serving Northwest Arkansas
        + Rev. Ann Pickett-Parker – New Generation Christian Fellowship, Pascagoula, MS, serving
        Southeast Mississippi
        + Rev. Donald Warren – First Christian Church, Stuttgart, AR, serving Southwest Arkansas
        + Rev. Bobbie Yellott – First Christian Church, Sulphur, AR, serving Central and South
        Louisiana