Meet Our Staff




    cell: 903-452-4719

    Monty and his wife Lynn have 4 adult children, three daughters and a son. Having both lost spouses to cancer, God blended their families into a new family. Two of the daughters (Kristen and Karoline) reside in Dallas, and one (Kaitlin) in Philadelphia, PA. Their son (John Calvin) lives in Austin. 

    Monty and Lynn share a deep love for the Lord and for people. They would love to get to know you and what God has brought you through in your life’s journey. 

  • Paul Gwinn

    Minister of Education

    and administration


    cell: 903-241-6502

    My name is Paul Gwinn and I have served at Central Baptist since April of 2002. I first came as Minister of Students, but in September of 2008 I became Minister of Education and Administration.

    My favorite verse is Psalms 37:4. I am married to Jacinda, she is a 5th grade math teacher at Baker Knooce Elementary. We have 3 children - Brianna, Savanna, and Andrew. Our kids keep us busy with all of their activities and we enjoy every one of them. 

    The best part of being here at Central Baptist is serving with the best church family around!

  • Collin perkins

    Minister of Music


    cell: 936-465-3647

    My name is Collin Perkins, I am Minister of Music here at Central Baptist. I grew up in Lufkin, Texas and recently graduated this past December from East Texas Baptist University.

  • Austin Damron

    Minister of Students


    cell: 979-571-7089

    My name is Austin Damron, I am Minister of Students here at Central Baptist. I grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas and recently graduated this past May from East Texas Baptist University. I am currently working on my master's degree at ETBU and will be getting married this coming July.

  • Kelly Reeves

    Interim Minister of Children


    cell: 501-318-4979

    Kelly and husband Scott moved back to Carthage in 2014. They "retired" and remodeled two commercial properties on the downtown square. They opened "Sunflower Mercantile", a gift store and soda shop. Kelly has been a dental hygienist for 33 years and has volunteered in many children's ministry areas where Scott has served on staff. Scott and Kelly has 4 grown children and enjoy being "Bebe" and "Boo" to their grand kids Norah Kate, Finn, Sophie Grace and Knox.

  • Deanie Berry

    Ministerial Assistant


    My name is Deanie Berry. I am the Church Secretary/Receptionist. I was married to John Berry for over 37 years, but am now a widow. I have a daugther-in-law Sarah and two grand daugthers, Gabrielle and Brigid. I am a native Texan. I have been on staff since October of 2009. I like to read and I used to do cross stitching. My favorite verse is Philippians 1:6. The best part of being here at Central is being a help to the congregation. 

  • Myra Morris

    Financial Secretary


    My name is Myra Morris.  I am the Financial Secretary at Central.  I was married to my best friend Billy Morris for over 27 years, but am now a widow.  We have 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl,  6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  I am originally from Mississippi.  I have been with the Church as Financial Secretary since April of 2005. I love reading, doing word searches, and collecting angels. My favorite verse is Psalms 46:10. The best part of  being here at Central are the people. 

  • Walter Weston

    Building Maintenance

    My name is Walter Weston. I am the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor/Head of Maintenance. I am married to Lori Weston. I have been with the church since January of 2008.