chris-buxtonSince 2010, Chris Buxton has served as director of Wolflife Campus Ministry at Arkansas State University, his alma mater. Before returning to ASU, Chris was director of the Church of Christ Student Center at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR, for 11 years. He also serves as Director of Campus Ministry Planting for a national campus ministry organization called Campus For Christ. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harding School of Theology. He and his wife, Monica, have a daughter named Emma.

stan-littleStan Little is a graduate of Harding University and the Harding School of Biblical Studies.  Before he began in ministry he was a corporate purchasing agent and a business manager.  He has been preaching for over 30 years and has served congregations in Missouri, Arkansas, Wisconsin and presently for the Farmington church of Christ near Mayfield, Kentucky.  Stan is married to Cheryl and has two sons Shane (Conway AR) and Darin (Memphis TN).

Steven Morris has been working with River City Ministry in North Little Rock for three years and his focus is cross culturally communicating the Gospel with the poor and homeless. Steven came to RCM as the evangelist apprentice and now serves as the evangelist and ministry intern coordinator. He has been in ministry for 10 years, four of which he served in Mena, Arkansas as youth minister and then later as pulpit minister. Steven lives in North Little Rock with his wife Kimberly, and their four children: Devan, Dominick, Diamond, and Dani. He holds a degree in Biblical Studies and bachelor in Sociology and is currently enrolled in the University of Arkansas in Little Rock Institute of Government's Master of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management program.

wendyKelly has been one of the speakers at Riverside since 2005. He is an associate professor of music at Harding University, where he teaches choirs, voice lessons, and other music classes . He has been involved with youth and preaching ministry at churches in Texas and Colorado. Kelly is a graduate of Abilene Christian University, Baylor University and the University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory. He lives in Searcy, AR with his wife, Wendy, and two daughters, where they attend the Downtown Church of Christ and host a college student home Bible study.

wade-poeWade is the Directional Minister at Central and oversees the staff, group ministries, education, and ministry development in a variety of areas. Wade and his wife, Ranell, have been married @ 25+ years and have three great kids; Gabriel, Samuel & Eli. Wade has been a part of Central since 1989. He is a graduate of Harding University (BA '89) & attended Harding Grad. in Memphis & the University of Central Arkansas (MS '96). He has also taught in the sociology department of UCA in Conway for the past 15 years, and has been a speaker at different state counseling and school counselor associations on the topic of socialization, culture, and cross cultural interactions.


Tom Taylor works as a pharmacist.  He has been married to his wife, Pat since 1986. They have two grown sons, Caleb of Maumelle, and Jared  of Norfolk, VA.

He grew up in Scottsburg, IN. After high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Army. Following his three years of service, he attended Harding's School of Biblical Studies. After receiving a B.A. in Bible, he preached full time for 3 ½ years and completed his Master of Arts in Religion with a major in New Testament. He also attended the UAMS School of Pharmacy while preaching part time.

Tom enjoys running, playing chess, reading, and spending time with his family. He appreciates the friendliness and hospitality of the Riverside congregation.

kevin-youngbloodKevin Youngblood is associate professor of biblical studies at Harding University. He has been preaching for 25 years and has served churches in Philadelphia, PA, Columbia, TN, Louisville, KY and Jacks Creek, TN. Kevin and his wife Becky have been married for over 20 years and are the proud parents of Karissa, Khyle, and Gabriel. Recently, Kevin published a commentary on the book of Jonah (Zondervan) and is currently working on a commentary on the book of Lamentations (Zondervan).

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