Meet Our Staff
Through the Eyes of Jesus
I love to see people who love others like Jesus did. Didn't matter where you came from, how long you've been gone, how much baggage you carried, or how much help you needed. Jesus loved and loves you. He viewed everyone he met as a future, if not already a follower.
I believe Jesus had an affectionate smile, immediately inviting you into a conversation with someone who would really listen. Someone who cared with the kind of rare empathy which transcended normal humanity. People who met Jesus were profoundly impacted.
Jesus had a passion for the forgotten, the folks who no one else wanted. The people who would make most 'religious' people nervous and uncomfortable. His compassion wasn't a social position. it was a deep conviction people mattered. Jesus was going to love you, it is who he was and is.
If you come from a difficult and troubled past, you were welcomed to join him. He didn't spend timne focused on the past, but today and tomorrow. He saw the present in light of the future. He wasn't surprised by people's shattered lives. But He didn't look the other way either.
This is who Jesus was, and is. This is who I want to be.
As always, it's your choice. Choose wisely.
Worship Pastor and Church Media Manager
Max is a Prescott-native who has a passion for music and people. He and his wife, Stephanie, love serving the Lord with their God-given talents. They have been married since November of 2019 and have one daughter, Kinsley Michelle, and one cat, Frisco Michelle.
Max leads with old and new styles of music, but puts truth at the helm when selecting music for the congregation. He is partial to choral music and has big dreams for the church choir. Max holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Central Baptist College and a Master's degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Central Arkansas.
He loves watching the Razorbacks and the Los Angeles Lakers and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Youth Director and Mission Coordinator
Hannah McLelland and Chance Steed
Hannah McLelland is Central’s Youth Director and Mission Coordinator. She is a life-long resident of
Prescott. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences in 2014 and her Master’s in Public Health from A.T. Still University. In 2019, Hannah
moved to San José, Costa Rica to study the Spanish Language. She and Chance started dating while she
was state-side due to the pandemic in November of 2020. Hannah moved to Mexico in August of 2021
to serve as a medical missionary at El Rinconcito outside of Aquismón, San Luis Potosí.
Also a life-long resident of Prescott, Chance is currently studying to pursue a degree as a Physical
Therapy Assistant. Together they enjoy traveling, listening to podcasts, attending sporting events,
completing jigsaw puzzles, eating at new restaurants, going to the movies, and playing with their three
dogs. They will be married in March of 2023 and look forward to following God’s plan for service to their
communities, both near and far.
What we believe:
Following Jesus - Seeking, Serving, Sharing
The Bible / Prayer / Worship / Missions / Spiritual Growth- Discipleship / Service / Fellowship / Faith / Ministry to all ages
The mission of Central Baptist Church as a faith-based fellowship is to encourage spiritual growth and minister to all ages through prayer, worship, and service.