Our Team

Director of Missions

Jim Gatliff

Jim Gatliff has served at Hunt Baptist Association since June 2008.  He has earned a Ph. D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, MDiv. and MA(RE) degrees from Southwestern Seminary, and a Master's degree in Administrative Studies and a B. S. in Accounting from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.  He previously served as Ministry Strategist for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and on the staff of Hunt and Kauf-Van Associations.   He also was pastor of three churches in Texas, including the First Baptist Church of White Settlement.  He has served as interim pastor or staff member at more than 18 churches.   He and his wife, Lynda, have three children, Michael, Holly, and Katie and six grandchildren.

Office Manager

Kaye Powell

Kaye joined the HBA family  in June 1995. She previously  worked at FBC, Greenville for ten years.   They have two children, Billy and Karen and four grandchildren, Kayelee, Marshall, Jay, and Joah. 

She and her husband attend Highland Terrace Baptist where they are members of the Faithful Servants Sunday School Class. She was saved at the age of eight and baptized at FBC, Caddo Mills.  Her favorite hymn is "Just AS I AM."

Kaye's favorite verse is Joshua 1:9  "Have I not commanded thee?  Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.