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 Todd stout 

Todd was born and raised in a Christian home in Amarillo, Texas. In 1987 at the age of six,
Todd realized his need for a Savior, and trusted Jesus Christ for salvation. In 2001, Todd
married his wife Ruby on his twenty-first birthday. God has blessed them with four children:
Ethan, Isaac, Ayden and Emily. The Stouts served in many areas at Arden Road Baptist Church,
including the Youth Department and the Deacon board, before answering the call to attend bible
college. In 2010, Bro. Todd moved his family to Oklahoma City where he attended Heartland
Baptist Bible College. After graduation, the Stouts remained in Oklahoma City and Bro. Todd
served as the Assistant Pastor at Kingspark Baptist Church. In 2016, the Lord opened the doors
for Bro. Todd and his family to return to Amarillo, Texas and serve at Arden Road Baptist
Church. In 2017, Bro. Stout accepted the position as the Associate Pastor at Central Baptist
Church in Denton where he teaches the Singles Adult class.

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.