At BCLR we affirm the priority of spiritual leadership. The local church is to be led by a plurality of godly leaders whose role is to care for the family of God (see Functional Duties of an Elder).
Our Philosophy of Ministry regarding Church Leadership explains more about spiritual leadership in the local church.
CHRIS BOGSTAD is the Pastor of Student Ministries. Chris has been a pastor at the Bible Church of Little Rock since 2012. He received his B.S. from the University of California, Davis, in 2008 and his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 2011. Chris was blessed with Christian parents who both came to Christ when he was a young child. As his parents were involved in his life and displayed a God-honoring lifestyle, he came to understand his sin, who God is, and to have faith in Him at an early age. When he began college, he envisioned himself ministering in the local church as a layperson. Then during his junior year, as he was considering his career and direction in life, he attended a preaching conference. When he sat under the preaching of those men, he realized what he was truly passionate about—digging into the Word and bringing it to people’s lives. His goal as a pastor is to shepherd the flock of God in a way that honors the chief shepherd (I Peter 5:2-3). It is the Word of God which changes people (Hebrews 3:12-13, John 17:17); therefore the only way the he can truly shepherd God’s people is to first understand God’s Holy Word.
Chris enjoys reading, karate, snow skiing, working on computers, and hiking. His wife Liz enjoys reading, playing piano, singing, travel, baking, and discipleship.
ERIC CAMPBELL is the Worship Pastor at the Bible Church of Little Rock, joining the staff in 2012. He grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and was baptized at age 11. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Master of Divinity in Worship from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is presently working toward a Doctor of Ministry degree from Ligonier Academy. He has enjoyed serving the church through music and worship at First Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, FL (1995-1998); Little Flock Baptist Church, Shepherdsville, KY (1998-2003); and First Baptist Church, Durham, NC (2003-2012). Eric is thrilled to see how the Lord will use this local body to extend the Kingdom of Christ in Little Rock and to the ends of the earth!
Eric was married to his precious bride Kimberly in 2011, and they had their first child, Elijah, on September 19, 2012. Eric and Kimberly love good music, great food, long road trips, movie nights, and nature hiking together.
PAUL HAMLINE is the Pastor of Adult Ministries and Missions. Paul has been a member of BCLR since 2002 and an elder since 2005, having previously pastored in Missouri and overseas in East Africa. Paul received his BS in Religion from Southwest Baptist University in 1978, his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1982, and his Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College in 2010. He is also a certified counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. The Lord blessed Paul with parents who understood God’s love for the church. God used his parents’ faithfulness to the church and the faithfulness of those who taught him God’s Word to draw Paul to Himself at an early age. It was through the regular teaching and preaching of God’s Word that the Lord opened his eyes to his sinfulness and need for repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses and compassions toward Paul have created within him a passion for God and His Glory.
Paul and his wife Gail enjoy studying God’s Word, reading, hiking, bike riding, traveling and being with family. They have two children and three grandchildren.
TIM SENN is the Pastor-Teacher of the Bible Church of Little Rock. Tim has been a member of the Pastoral team at BCLR since 1997, beginning in Student Ministries, then transitioning into Adult Ministries in June 2010. He received his B.A. from Clemson University in 1993 and his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 1997. While in college, God graciously opened his spiritual eyes at the age of 19 to realize his need to be clothed in the righteousness of Christ, rather than in his own ‘filthy rags’ of self-righteousness. Since that time, his single passion has been to know Christ more and to make Him known to others. Tim and his wife, Hannah, have five children and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and riding bikes together.
Read Tim’s full testimony here.
|Chris Bogstad||David Adams|
|Eric Campbell||Howard Bennett – Chairman|
|Jim Clardy||Wayne Cranford – Finance Committee Chairman|
|Shannon Earls||Michael DeLon|
|Paul Hamline – Vice Chairman||Charles Dunlap|
|Mike Hefner – Chairman & Church Administrator||Mark Etherington|
|James Henrich||Jimmy Fetterly|
|Ray Lippig||Joe Gerke|
|Jim Magnus||Craig Gschwend – Vice Chairman|
|Mike Meadors||Keith McCullough|
|Tim Senn||Mike Mitchell|