Larry & Lorinda Fincher have extensive experience in teaching, counseling, and working with families. They have presented seminars, conferences, and retreats nationally and internationally. The Fincher’s are Directors of HomeBuilders Ministry, a ministry of Pathway Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas that “Builds Families on Biblical Principles.” Larry received a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Arkansas and until taking early retirement was employed as a Director for Entergy Corporation covering Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and the City of New Orleans. Lorinda has ministered to families through the church and worked as a nurse in a family practice clinic in Mountainview, Arkansas before retiring. The Fincher’s have five children and nineteen grandchildren. They attend Pathway Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas where Larry is on staff.
Dr. Eric and Keri Spann have been married for 35 years, and have four children ages 20 to 28, all in or through college—all pursuing advanced degrees. Keri was a special education and elementary teacher for their first five years of marriage, getting Eric through medical school and internship from 1986 through 1991. She has home schooled all four children from Kindergarten through high school graduation, with all receiving college scholarships and honors. They have served together in medical and teaching missionary work on Tanna Island, in the country of Vanuatu, since 1998. Eric has been in private family medicine practice since 1994, and is Medical Director of rural health clinics for Baxter Regional Health System. They enjoy training for snowboarding, third world mission work, and 5Ks-to-Ironman races. They serve together in small group ministry in Flatwoods Baptist Church, and have served HomeBuilders Ministry since 1999.
Ross & Amy McBroome Met in 1996 while at college and Henderson State University. They quickly fell in love and were married in 1998. Since then God has blessed them with three wonderful children. Madison their college freshman, Kaden their energetic sophomore, and Caleb their very active 10-year-old. Through 2 1/2 decades of ministry, they have worked with many local Churches as well as college ministries and mission points. They have been at Fort Smith Fellowship for 15 years where Ross serves as Pastor. They both also serve on staff and volunteer at Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith Arkansas. They have been part of the Homebuilders team since the very early 2000s.
Todd Sadowski is the founder of StrongTower Wealth Management, a faith-based financial planning and investment management company in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is a member of Crossgate Church where he serves in multiple roles. Todd is married to his High School sweetheart, Holly, with whom he has two daughters, Brooke and Ella. In 2006, Todd authored a book, “The Christian and HIS Finances”, and he has studied and taught on Biblical finances for over 20 years. He has also been voted as the Best Financial Advisor for 6 straight years by readers of the Sentinel Record in Hot Springs.
William “Dubs” Byers , EdD, served 19 years as a bi-vocational pastor while working with the Arkansas Corrections School System, where he served as a teacher, principal, asst. superintendent and superintendent. After his retirement from the Arkansas Corrections School System, he served five years as pastor of First Baptist Church, Dumas, Arkansas. He currently serves on the Arkansas Board of Corrections, having been appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson in 2015 and reappointed in 2022. He is the author of the book, “The Paper Plate Escape,” which is about an escape that happened at Cummins Prison in 1979. Dubs grew up in Hope, Arkansas. He and his wife, Jane, have three grown sons and have been residents of Gould, Arkansas, since 1975.
Mark & Jenny Clements served as missionaries in the Philippines for seven years planting a church and training young men and women through Philippine Missionary Baptist Seminary. From 2008 – 2021 they served God through New Liberty Baptist Church in Garland, TX. In 2021 Mark became Editor in Chief of Bogard press in Texarkana, AR. Mark and Jenny have four children, Noah, Mahlah, Nathan, and Rhoda. Through 22 years of marriage and ministry, and raising four children, God has taught them many difficult lessons, but He has always been faithful. If there is anything good or noteworthy about their marriage, family, or ministry, it is credited to the mercy and grace of God.
Jaycob Kramer has served as a Youth Pastor for more than thirteen years and is currently the Discipleship Pastor at East Union Baptist Church in East End, Arkansas. He graduated from Henderson State University with a BA in Psychology and is currently pursuing a MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Jaycob and his wife Heather have three children, Lily, Jude, and Max.
Jason Goodwin is one of the Worship Pastors at East Union Baptist in East End AR. Jason grew up in North Little Rock, lived in Cabot most of his life and recently moved to East End to lead worship for East Union. He and his wife, Tina, have been married for 22 years and have two amazing children, Anna, 17, and Emmett, 10. Jason enjoys music of all styles.