Get to know the CMBA ministry team, explore their areas of work, and discover ways they can support the ministry of your church.
Associational Missions Strategist
In his role as Associational Missions Strategist, Rev. Jamie Rogers says he is “dreaming with Columbia-area Baptist churches about how we can all be better at fulfilling the Great Commission together as an association. I am here to serve.”
Jamie and his wife Tasha have four children – Matthan, Anna Beth, Ruthie, and Josie. They are members at North Trenholm Baptist in Columbia.
Julia Bell serves as CMBA Communications Coordinator, a role that utilizes two of her passions – writing and getting to know people.
“I love talking with pastors and church members about how they are seeing God at work, and then putting words to that story. It’s a privilege to share about so many exciting ministries and amazing stories that are happening in our churches all throughout the Midlands,” she says. Julia previously worked with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is the daughter of a former director of missions.
Virtual Administrative Assistant
Kyndra Bremer serves as CMBA Virtual Administrative Assistant. She brings a variety of ministry knowledge to her work with CMBA. She is a PK (pastor’s kid) whose father also served on the staff of several state conventions, her brother is a pastor and she’s married to a pastor.
“Because of my family background, I have a strong understanding and appreciation for ministry in denominational work. My professional experience is very diverse, but I think that each experience has prepared me for my current position at CMBA,” Kyndra says.
Acts 1:8 Missions Team Leader
Robbie McAlister is involved in all aspects of CMBA mission work and with church planting, including walking alongside churches committed to sponsoring a new church plant and coaching potential church planters. Robbie is a key leader in CMBA’s five-year international missions partnership with Central Spain.
“I feel one of the greatest ways to make disciples is through starting new churches and am blessed to be called to do that work,” he says.
Pastoral Encouragement Team Leader
Andre Rogers serves CMBA pastors and their churches through all aspects of spiritual encouragement. A member of CMBA for more than 20 years, Andre is the senior pastor of Concord Fellowship Baptist Church in Columbia.
“I love the CMBA. I love the connection and community of churches. I think we are better together and can go farther faster together than we can alone. With right at 100 churches, I think our association is one of the strongest in the state and one of the oldest. From where CMBA started to where it is now, I see God’s hand and favor has been on our association,” he says.
Church Health & Resources Team Leader
David Waganer’s relational ministry for church health and resources with CMBA churches includes assistance with revitalization, conflict resolution, stewardship education, budgeting, and constitution and bylaws. He also is available to churches and committees seeking pulpit supply preachers, ordination questions, and to pastors for interim and fulltime positions.
“It has been a privilege to serve the Lord in a variety of ways for nearly 50 years of ministry. I have a love for the local church and pastors, and my gifts, talents and calling provide many ways for me to help in meeting a variety of ministry needs,” David says.
Church Planting Catalyst
JayWill Wilson is passionate about helping churches plant new churches, and mentoring individuals called to pastor new church plants. He is ready to help CMBA churches think through how to best engage their community, the Midlands, and areas throughout the world through church planting.
“My vision is to see the glory of God saturate our city, state, and the world starting in the Metro footprint through new, healthy, and disciple-making church plants,” JayWill says.