Our Leadership

PASTOR DELBERT WHITE

Pastor Delbert White, Central Park Baptist Church, Carrollton, TX

Pastor Delbert White, his wife and family came to Central Park on January 1st, 2000. Pastor White was born in Vernon Texas. He served the Lord full time in San Angelo, Dumas, and Pampa Texas. He attended college at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas California, Western Texas College in Snyder Texas and Mid Western Baptist Bible College in Pontiac Michigan where he met Cheri, his wife of 30 years. He is the father of 3 daughters, 1 son and has 3 grandchildren.

Pastor White’s life verse is Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” 

DR. DOUG MARCO

Associate Pastor

Dr. Marco came to Central Park in June 2015. He has been serving the Lord since 1977. At the age of 21, while attending the Tri-County Baptist Church of Northville, Michigan, under the ministry of Pastor Ronald Lucas, Dr. Marco received Christ as his Savior.  Shortly after being saved, he surrendered to the call of God to be a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Marco, has a number of Doctorates. He has spend 40 years serving in the office of Pastor, Evangelist and has also been involved in starting five churches as a Church Planter.

While Dr. Marco is serving as our Associate Pastor, he is also serving as the President of Texas Baptist Seminary and founder of PreachingChrist.net.

Pastor Marco and his wife Eva have four children and 11 grandchildren. All of their children are actively serving in their churches. Douglas, Jr., and his family are serving the Lord as missionaries to the Philippines

 

SHELDON SMITH

Youth Ministry Director

Bro. Sheldon Smith was born in Wichita, Kansas and he was raised in Augusta, KS. Growing up, he was not interested in going to church unless his mom forced him to go. Yet, God was working in his life even though he didn’t see it at the time.. During his sophomore year in high school, a friend named Corey Small invited him to a youth activity in October 2006. At the activity, Bro. Sheldon noticed something was different about these teens. Therefore, Bro. Sheldon began attending Temple Baptist Church in El Dorado, KS the following Sunday.

While attending TBC, Bro. Sheldon realized he couldn’t make it to Heaven on his own. He needed a personal Savior. Thankfully, the pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Ron Jones, was faithful in preaching that Savior. Although it took a little time, Bro. Sheldon accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in March 2009 just two months before he graduated high school.

After graduation, Bro. Sheldon attended summer youth at Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in Sedalia, CO. While at camp, Bro. Sheldon surrendered his life to the Lord. Later that summer, Bro. Sheldon was able to be a sponsor for Junior Camp at SSYBC. Although the teaching and preaching was geared towards younger children, God called Bro. Sheldon into the ministry.

In August 2009, Bro. Sheldon enrolled at Heartland Baptist Bible College located in Oklahoma City, OK. During his four years at Heartland, he grew in his relationship with the Lord. Along the way, God allowed Bro. Sheldon to serve on the school’s Vacation Bible School for two summers. Through this ministry, he was able to see what God is doing in churches all across the Midwest.

Bro. Sheldon graduated from Heartland in May 2013. Shortly thereafter, he married his high school sweetheart, Rachel Gfeller on July 13, 2013. Two weeks after the wedding, Bro. Sheldon and Mrs. Rachel moved to Carrollton, TX to serve alongside the people of Central Park Baptist Church. The Smith’s are grateful for God allowing them to be a part of His Ministry and they are excited to see what God is going to do in the future.