LITTLE ROCK – During the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Executive Board meeting Dec. 9, the board approved the hiring of new Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) campus ministers for Henderson State University, the Conway BCM and Arkansas Tech University.
Jared Farley, Henderson State’s interim BCM campus minister since August, was hired as the school’s full-time campus minister. Farley graduated from Henderson State in 2012 with a degree in business administration. Farley replaces Neal Nelson, who served as Henderson State’s BCM campus minister for 16 years before recently being called as associate pastor at Northstar Church in Blacksburg, Va.
Ryan Scantling was hired as Conway BCM campus minister. Scantling graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2013 with a degree in business administration. Scantling had served as Arkansas Tech’s assistant campus minister since 2013. He replaces Chris Larmoyeux, who recently became pastor of First Baptist Church, Maumelle.
Brad Branham was hired as BCM campus minister for Arkansas Tech University. Branham graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in mass communications and graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School in 2009 with a Master of Arts in evangelism and church planting. He previously served as student and collegiate pastor at First Baptist Church, Batesville, and as BCM campus minister at Lyon College. Branham replaces Darrel Ray, who is now a member of the ABSC evangelism and church health team.