Our Leadership


  Pastor Paul Shelton

I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas by faithful Christian parents. In April of 1979, at seven years of age, I trusted Christ for salvation at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Lake Worth, TX. Upon graduation from high school, I attended Texas Wesleyan University and eared my Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. I married my wife Kim in July of 1994, and we have two children, Hannah and Jonah.

In 1997, I felt the call of God upon my life for ministry, and I left the field of accounting to take the position of Youth Pastor at my home church. For the next eight years, I served as associate staff in two churches while working on my masters degree from Louisiana Baptist University. In 2005, Central Baptist Church called me as its pastor. We blessed to be a part of such a loving and caring church family. 

Pastor Shelton & Family

Pastor Shelton & Family

ASSociate PASTOR Chad Fitts

Chad was raised in a Christian home. He made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ at age but received assurance of his salvation at age 11. Chad married his high school sweetheart Tara in 2003 and God has blessed with four amazing sons. Chad and Tara have been engaged in many ministries at CBC since 2008 and Chad joined the pastoral staff full-time in June 2016. Chad currently directs our young adult ministry and coordinates our outreach ministries. Tara is a Christian school teacher helps direct our children's ministries. Chad and Tara are very active in the community, they love spending time outdoors  and coaching or watching their boys sports teams.

Church Secretary  Karen Hollingshead

Mrs. Karen Hollingshead was born in Rogers, AK.  During her childhood, her family moved to Kansas City where she eventually met her husband Bernie Hollingshead.  They trusted Christ as Saviour in 1984, and moved to the Denton community.  The Hollingshead family joined Central Baptist Church in 2007.  Mrs. Karen joined our staff as church secretary later that same year.  Bernie and Karen have four children and five grandchildren.