Meet the Staff
 

Our pastor recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that he is an under shepherd  who serves under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. His desire is to develop fully devoted followers of Christ, and to equip believers for the work of the ministry.

Pastor Mark Smith, Senior Pastor

As the teaching pastor, Pastor Mark has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served as Associate Pastor and Senior Pastor in Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia before coming to Champaign in the summer of 2012. He is complemented in ministry by his wife Nellie. Nellie was born in Plainview, Texas. Pastor Mark and Nellie met in college, and married in 1987. God has blessed them with four children: Joshua, Leah, Josiah and John Mark.
 
Please feel free to contact Pastor Mark @ pastormark@bbccu.org
 
 

Malia Graves, Secretary/Bookkeeper

Malia Graves was born and raised in Tuscola, Illinois. She grew up going to church and became a Christian at the age of 10. Malia met her husband Tyson the summer before she graduated high school, and was married in August of the year 2000. After high school, she worked in retail until the decision to start a family in 2004. Malia was a stay at home mom for 5 years. In 2009 she went back to work in retail management, and worked in this capacity for 5 years before becoming the Secretary at Bible Baptist Church. God has blessed Tyson and Malia with three children: Bryce, Dylan and Faith. Malia feels extremely blessed that God led her and her family to Bible Baptist and is delighted to serve as the Secretary.
 
Please feel free to contact Malia @ bulletin@bbccu.org