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about us

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), and Gayle Moore, 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.  Contact us. 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.
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Trusting Jesus, Loving Others, Carrying the Message

meet our staff

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Craig and wife, Tammy

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 and husband, George

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.

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