Our Mission

Our Mission is to strike a balance in these five areas: to reach our community and the world with the Gospel (evangelism); to train our members to walk with Jesus and be bold in their faith (discipleship); to regularly join together for mutual support and encouragement (fellowship); to strive to meet the physical, emotional,and spiritual needs of those in distress (ministry); and to display our commitment to our Lord in public and in private (worship).

What We Believe

At Concord Baptist Church we have a heart for reaching out to the community in an effort to show them the love of Jesus Christ. We believe that “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16. In Matthew 28:19-20 it says: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This is a commandment that should not be taken lightly and should be at the heart of every born again christian.

Our Ministry Leaders

Dale Walker
Dale WalkerPastor
Dale has been in ministry since 1982. He has served as a pastor, youth minister, music minister, and spent two years in vocational evangelism. He is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University (BA), Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Andersonville Theological Seminary (ThD). He has been at Concord since January 2006. Dale loves to read, hunt, sing, eat, and watch as much college football as is humanly possible. He has a passion for men’s ministry and mission.

Dale’s wife, Tami, is also a graduate of Arkansas Tech University (BS) and was an active leader at the Baptist Student Union where she and Dale met. She has been an accountant, comptroller, small business owner, librarian, church secretary, and a retail merchandiser. She loves gardening, swimming, camping, cooking, and Hallmark movies. She has a passion for women’s ministry, discipleship, and prayer. Dale and Tami married in 1986 and they have two grown children and two grandsons.

Andy Yardley
Andy YardleyYouth Ministry Coordinator
Andy Yardley has been a member of Concord Baptist Church since the age of 5. At the age of 6 he accepted Christ as his Savior. Andy has a passion for youth and has served as the Youth Coordinator since January of 2018. Before then, he served as the church’s Interim Youth Coordinator.

Andy was born in Houston, Texas, but has been raised in Arkansas. He is a graduate of Alma High School and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Communication with a minor in Political Science from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith

Donna Yardley
Donna YardleyChildren's Ministry Coordinator
Donna Yardley is from Houston, TX. She and her husband Mark have been married since 1985. They moved to Arkansas with their son Corey in 1997 shortly before the birth of their second son, Andrew. Donna has been teaching children’s Sunday School, Mission Friends, AWANAS, and Vacation Bible School for more than 30 years. She previously served as Preschool Coordinator. She has served as Children’s Coordinator since 2012.
Gale Crawford
Gale CrawfordAdministrative Assistant
Gale Crawford is our financial secretary. She enjoys bookkeeping and is responsible for the day to day duties of keeping the church running efficiently.

Gale and her husband David have two children and two grandchildren. She enjoys traveling to Georgia to see her kids and grandkids participate in their many activities. Gale also enjoys singing, going to the lake, traveling, reading fiction, and dabbling in photography. One of her most memorable trips was her first mission trip to Peru in 2015. There she saw the Lord move in a mighty way in adding to His kingdom.

Justin Dowdy
Justin DowdyMedia Coordinator
Justin Dowdy is our Media Coordinator. He has the responsibility of helping the administrative team prepare the church body for our communal gatherings of congregational worship. He started as a volunteer in the church office in 2017 and came on staff in 2022. He actively serves in the church’s music ministry and children’s ministry. Justin has an Associate’s degree from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, and is currently a student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, working on obtaining his bachelor’s in business and master’s in education. When not serving at the church, you’re guaranteed to find Justin at a piano. God left a major impact on Justin when he did some mission work in Trujillo, Peru in 2018. Since then, Justin has actively been seeking the next door of opportunity God opens up for him to serve.




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