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 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


    cell: 936-465-3647

    Collin Perkins is our Minister of Music. Collin came to Central Baptist Church in May of 2018 and started working in the music ministry developing praise teams, choirs, and special event orchestras. He is from Lufkin, Texas where his dad serves on staff as a music minister as well. He completed his Bachelors in Music and Worship in Ministry at East Texas Baptist University in December of 2018 and is now completing his masters in Christian Ministry. He loves to hunt, fish, play sports, and spend time with family on the farm. He has been married to his beautiful wife Claire since October 2019. 

  • Austin Damron

    Minister of Students


    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


    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.