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 the 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 the Interim Minister of Music here at Central Baptist. I grew up in Lufkin, Texas. I am currently finishing up my bachelor's degree at East Texas Baptist University and will be finished this coming December 2018.

  • Austin Damron

    Minister of Students


    cell: 979-571-7089

    My name is Austin Damron, I am the Interim 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 will be working on my master's degree at ETBU this coming Fall.

  • Caleb richardson

    Minister of Children


    cell: 903-754-2737

    My Name is Caleb Richardson, I am the Children’s Minster at Central Baptist. I grew up in California but moved to Texas as soon as possible. 

    I went to East Texas Baptist University for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. I am married to a wonderful woman of God, Katrina. She is a school teacher, who grew up in the Houston area. We met at ETBU and have been in love ever since. 

    We are so glad that you have come to visit our church and we hope that you decide to become a part of our congregation! If you have any questions about our children’s ministry do not hesitate to ask! 

  • 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. My son, Rick, and his wife Sarah have two daughters, 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.