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North Central Baptist Association (NCBA) is made up of 50 Southern Baptist churches of like faith that have committed to working together for the advancement of our Lord's kingdom. Our churches cover Jackson and Winn Parishes, with one church located just over the Natchitoches Parish line. Craig James, Associational Mission Strategist (DOM), Gayle Moore, Ministry Assistant, and Abbie McDonald, Ministry Assistant, serve the churches in NCBA, both individually and collectively.

The different missions and ministry projects in the association are partnerships our churches proudly support together through NCBA. Every year many come to Christ through these partnerships and countless seeds are sown of which only God knows. The churches in our association understand the value in working together and encouraging one another. Various training events and rallies are also offered annually through NCBA. We would be honored to assist you in finding a ministry where you and your church can plug in. Leaders from our churches volunteer their time and resources assisting these various partnerships. We would love to introduce you and your church to them. There is something to be said for churches that willingly encourage one another and work together in fulfilling the Great Commission. 

Trusting Jesus, Loving Others, Carrying the Message

Meet Our Staff

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Craig James

Associational Mission Strategist (DOM)

Craig was born on June 3, 1961, and raised in Verda, Louisiana to the parents of Troy and Patsy James. At the age of 19, God placed an effectual call of salvation upon Craig's life and revealed His Beloved Son Jesus Christ. Craig was saved and served at Atlanta Baptist Church in Atlanta, Louisiana. At the age of 30, God called him to the Gospel Ministry. He has been in ministry since 1991. He is married to Tammy Hanson James, and has four children, Crystal, Matthew, Mahaley, and Marissa. Craig received his education through Louisiana College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Caskey Divinity School. During his ministry, he has had the privilege to pastor four churches and do many revivals and conferences around the world. He currently serves as the Associational Mission Strategist (DOM) for North Central Baptist Association in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Craig and Tammy reside in Winnfield, Louisiana.


Gayle Moore

Ministry Assistant

Gayle was born on March 17, 1958, and was raised in Hodge, Louisiana in a Christian home. At the age of 9, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in a revival at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church. She served there and in other Baptist churches throughout her life. She has been married to George Moore since 1985. They have a daughter, Lindsey, her husband, Chad, and grandson, Liam. Gayle received her education at Jonesboro-Hodge HS and Louisiana Tech University. She has been in a Ministry Assistant position since 1990, serving as Financial Secretary and Pastor's Secretary at FBC, Winnfield until 2001. After joining the association in late 2002 as a part-time employee, that position turned into full-time in 2004. Gayle feels so blessed to serve as the full-time Ministry Assistant for North Central Baptist Association in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Gayle and George reside in Ruston, Louisiana. 


Abbie McDonald

Ministry Assistant

Abbie was born on July 5, 2001, and raised in a Ministry home in West Monroe, Louisiana. Both of her parents were ordained Ministers, and her father is currently the Music Minister at Highland Baptist Church. At the age of 8, she began to feel the call to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was saved. She is married to Logan McDonald. She received her education at Northeast Baptist School. She obtained her Nursing Assistant Certification in 2020, but recently felt the Lord calling her into the ministry. She is now the full-time Ministry Assistant at North Central Baptist Association. Abbie and Logan reside in Jonesboro, Louisiana. 

Contact Us


Physical Address:

129 Bond Street
Jonesboro, LA 71251

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 159

Jonesboro, LA 71251


Phone: (318)-395-0019


Mon - Thurs

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fax: (318)-259-8127

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