Dr. Sonny Tucker — Bio

September 14, 2017
Dr. Sonny Tucker — Bio

J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, Ph.D

Executive Director
Arkansas Baptist State Convention (2013-present)

Team Leader, Evangelism & Church Growth Team
Arkansas Baptist State Convention (1997-2012)
The Evangelism & Church Growth Team provides leadership, training, and assistance in the areas of Evangelism, Sunday School/Small Groups, Discipleship, and Church Growth/Health.

Personal Information:

Birth date - October 13, 1959

Marital Status - Married to Nicki McAnally of Arkadelphia, AR, 1981

Children - Megan (married to Klayton Seyler) and Curt (married to Kaley Thompson)

Licensed and Ordained to Ministry at First Baptist Church, Curtis, AR


Doctor of Philosophy, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998

  • Major Field: Missiology (focus on American Evangelism & Church Growth)
  • Minor Fields: New Testament; Preaching

Master of Divinity, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992

Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries, Ouachita Baptist University, 1983

Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Communication, Ouachita Baptist University, 1983

Church Related Experience:

Interim Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, AR, 2008
Interim Pastor, Beech Street First Baptist Church, Texarkana, AR, 2007
Interim Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Arkadelphia, AR, 2004
Interim Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Benton, AR, 2002
Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Clinton, AR, 2001
Interim Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Warren, AR, 1999
Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Monticello, AR, 1994-1997
Pastor, West Helena Baptist Church, West Helena, AR, 1991-1994
Pastor, Fair Oaks Baptist Church, Fair Oaks, AR, 1988-1991
Pastor, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Sparkman, AR, 1981-1988
Youth Director, Antioch Baptist Church, Hot Springs, AR, 1980-1981

Other Ministry Experience:

Adjunct Professor, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR, Fall 2002
Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Seminary Satellite Center, Little Rock, AR Spring 2001, Spring 2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2008, Fall 2011
Regular speaker at revivals, men’s rallies, wild game feasts, church-wide training seminars
President, State Evangelism Directors Fellowship, Southern Baptist Convention

Church Membership:

First Baptist Church, Benton, AR