Dr. Archie Mason has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agri‐Business, a Masters of Divinity from Mid‐America Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before being called to full‐time ministry, Dr. Mason was President and owner of Professional Agricultural Services Inc., and Vice‐President of Farm Financial Services Inc., in Wynne, Arkansas. He is an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoys being in the outdoors, and has a passion to reach the world for Christ. Dr. Mason came to Central Baptist Church as Senior Pastor in February 2005. He has done mission work in Brazil, Argentina, West and Central Africa, India, and Uzbekistan. He served as the Vice‐President of the 2012 SBC Pastors Conference, taught as an adjunct professor for Mid‐America Baptist Theological Seminary at the Jonesboro Extension from 2013‐2015, and served as the President of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention from 2013‐2015. He is currently serving as a member of the SBC Executive Committee and is the co‐host of boomtime.tv, a faith‐based outdoor ministry. He and his wife, Angie, have two grown sons and daughter in‐laws, Tyler and Kelsey Mason, and Taylor and Emma Mason.