Our physical location and mailing address:
8001 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75228.

Phone: 214.324.2803

Dallas Baptist Association

Dallas Baptist Association

Administration and Evangelism

Ryan Jespersen, Executive Director

Ryan provides overall direction to the work of the association, and he can be contacted regarding DBA’s mission, core values, and priorities. He also provides pulpit supply for our churches, pastor search committee training, conflict mediation, training, and is glad to help our churches and pastors in anyway he can.  Ryan is often able to help in various church situations or is able to direct churches to the right place where help can be found. 214.319.1159. Email Ryan.


Cindy Burr, Executive Assistant

Cindy is executive assistant to Ryan Jespersen, and she assists our churches with information about pastors/leaders conference, executive board, and the DBA event calendar. 214.319.1159.  Email Cindy.


Tammy Disch, Accountant

Tammy manages your church’s financial contributions to the association and Mt. Lebanon Camp. 214.319.1161. Email Tammy.

Tim Ahlen, Consultant, Unreached People Groups

Tim helps churches learn about and share Christ with language and culture groups in Dallas and Rockwall Counties in which fewer than 2 percent of the population of that group identifies as Christian. 214.319.1159. Email Tim.

Kish Minatrea, Communications Assistant

Kish is a visual storyteller, passionate about sharing stories of the church body on mission for Christ, through videography, photography and additional communications platforms. 214.319.1173. Email Kish.

Church Planting

Scott Coleman, Director

Scott helps churches start new congregations. Contact him about any form of church planting, demographics, or Baptist Student Ministries on local campuses. 214.319.1164. Email Scott.

Wanda Hall, Ministry Assistant

Wanda can answer questions about membership and church plants. Contact her to update your church’s information with the association. She also serves as the assistant clerk for DBA’s executive board meetings. 214.319.1164. Email Wanda.

Lazaro Chapa, Consultant

Lazaro aids the association in its service to non-English speaking churches and simpler church plants. Churches and church planters may contact him for assistance. 214.319.1173. Email Lazaro.

Marlow McGuire, Consultant

Marlow serves African American churches and church plants. Contact him at 214.319.1168. Email Marlow.

Gilberto Santiago, Consultant

Gilberto helps start simple churches among Spanish-speaking cultures in Dallas. He also serves as the dean of Seminario Teologico Bautista de Dallas. 214.324.2803. Email Gilberto.

Church Strengthening

chelsiehoardChelsie Hoard, Consultant

Chelsie serves as a community ministries consultant. Contact her to help your church practice transforming Christian community development. 214.319.1155. Email Chelsie.

James Pendergrast, Consultant

James serves our churches primarily in the areas of Bible study and discipleship among all age groups. 214-319-1154. Email James.

Stephanie Cockrell, Ministry Assistant

Talk to Stephanie about volunteer opportunities, DBA’s social media, and church strengthening resources. 214-319-1152. Email Stephanie.