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Our Leaders



Senior Pastor

Gentry became our pastor in February 2020. He and Alli have been married since July of 2010, and are blessed with 4 beautiful children. Gentry grew up as a pastor's kid in Louisville, Kentucky and met Alli while attending Union University in Jackson, Tennessee where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with Languages with a minor in History (Graduate of 2011). He then moved back to Louisville to attend the The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity in 2014.

Mitch McKelvin 

Worship/ Youth Pastor

Mitch is a native to the Camden area and has lived in the area his whole life. In 2014 he married his wife Laura and they reside in Bearden, Arkansas along with Guinevere Rose McKelvin, who arrived in August of 2018. He has been involved in ministry ever since the young age of 15 where he started leading his youth group in worship. Since then he has been involved in worship and youth ministry in various manners, both voluntary and part-time. Mitch and Laura's favorite past times are hiking, laking, and watching Netflix. As a leader and servant of Christ, Mitch's goal at FBC Camden is to first grow in Christ on an individual basis and to also help disciple others through study, fellowship, and outreach.

Kristi Self

Ministry Assistant

Kristi began her time at FBCC in December 2011 as Financial Secretary.  She became our full-time Ministry Assistant in December 2012. She is married to David, mother to Connor and Allyson, and a member of Oasis Church in Camden.

Tammy Leggett

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Tammy started at FBCC in 2019, with the amazing life experience of being a mother to 8 children. She and her husband Damon are well accustomed to South Arkansas, having lived here their entire lives.

Tammy's role in ministry goes far outside her own home though. She is involved in local elementary school Bible clubs, and various outreach events in the Camden area.

Jen McClelland

Childcare Coordinator


348 West Washington Street

Camden, AR 71701


Tel: 1-870-836-6456

Email:​ kristiself@fbccamden.org

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