Meet Our Staff


  • Dr. MONTY PIERCE

    pastor

    email: montypierce@centralcarthage.com

    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

    email: paulgwinn@centralcarthage.com

    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 transitioned into the position of Minister of Education and Administration.


    I am married to Jacinda, she is a 5th grade math teacher at Baker Koonce Elementary. We have 3 children - Brianna, Savanna, and Andrew. Our oldest daughter, Brianna is a 7th grade math teacher (also coaches high school volleyball and softball). Our youngest daughter, Savanna is a 2nd year college student studying nursing. Our son, Andrew is in the 7th grade and loves sports. (especially baseball) My favorite verse is Psalms 37:4. The best part of being here at Central Baptist is serving with the best church family around!

  • Collin perkins

    Minister of Music

    email: collinperkins@centralcarthage.com

    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

    email: austindamron@centralcarthage.com

    cell: 979-571-7089


    Austin Damron is our Minister of Students. Austin grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas and attended East Texas Baptist for both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Austin is married to his beautiful wife Ashley since 2019 and they love doing student ministry together. Austin enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching sports, and being outdoors.

  • Kelli Davies

    Minister of Children

    cell: 903-217-4264


    My name is Kelli Davies and I came to Central Baptist Church in October 2019 as Minister to Children, and I am incredibly thankful to be apart of such a wonderful church family.  


    I grew up in Lone Oak, TX. I have a Bachelors of Science in Education from Texas A&M University- Commerce and a Master’s of Arts in Christian Education with a Concentration in Children’s Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching sports, being outdoors hunting and fishing, and supporting our Central Kids in their many different activities and sports. 

  • Myra Morris

    Financial Secretary

    email: myramorris@centralcarthage.com


    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.