Rick Ellison, Director of Missions
Rick has served as the Director of Missions for 5 years now. He has served in the Association since July 2013. Rick formerly served at various churches as Associate Pastor and most recently, came from the Alabama State Board of Missions in Montgomery. His heart is to serve the pastors and churches in our association and to share the Good News with the lost. Rick is married to Teresa and they have 3 children.
Marsha Laird, Executive/ Financial Assistant
Marsha began her tenure with the association in May of 2015. She now serves as the Executive Assistant to Bro. Rick and oversees our financial department. Marsha not only takes care of our finances but also coordinates meals and conferences throughout the year. She is married to Russ Laird and they have four children: Brandon, Josh, Collin and Blakeley. She has been an integral part of the Sunday School and music ministry at Silverhill First Baptist Church, where she is a member.
Nate Diehl, Gulf Area Resort Ministry Director
Nate has been involved with Baldwin Baptist Association since 2005. He has a wide range of responsibilities including Barefoot Believers, who minister to those who visit our beautiful beaches at Gulf Shores, working with visiting groups who want to serve at our RV parks, Snowbird Ministry, Campus Ministries at Faulkner State and coordinating youth activities for the Association. Nate is married to Alicia and they have 3 active youngsters.
Whitney Parrish, Clerk/Ministry Assistant Whitney is new to our association staff and began working with the association in December of 2017. Her and her husband, Kevin recently moved from Montgomery to Baldwin county to be closer to family and relocate a business. Whitney formerly worked at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and now serves as our communications coordinator and clerk. Whitney keeps our social media sites and weekly newsletter to date and scribes minutes in committee meetings. We are glad to have her on board.