CBA Staff
Ministry Assistant


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Christine Granda has been the CBA Ministry Assistant for the past 15 years.  Chris is married to Dale Granda who has worked Route Sales for Marquis Beverage in Decatur for 30 years. They are the proud parents of seven children and 14 grandchildren (the latest one being born March 2019). They recently moved to Macon, Illinois in December 2017 and are enjoying the rural setting and the quiet surroundings.

Chris was born and raised in the St. Louis, MO area. She enjoys reading and taking walks; singing with the Greater Decatur Chorale (for the last 20 years), singing solos wherever requested,  and leading the music at Summit Ave. Baptist Church (for the last 5 years). She enjoys teaching children and spending time with her family. She also is the Leader of the TOPS 0049 group in Decatur; and has attained her KOPS status and kept it for 6+ years.

"God has indeed bless me," Chris.

Co-Partnership Coordinator

Will Ferguson

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Will Ferguson is the Association's Partnership Coordinator of the Mission's Team and Church Relations Team areas of  Summer Camps, VBS, and Credentials. 

Will was born in Chicago, IL and grew up in Palestine, IL. He  attended college at Lincoln Christian College where he graduated with a Batchelors of Science in Christian Leadership and Management.  He was licensed to preach in Sept. 1991 at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Flat Rock, IL.

He's married to Jennifer and they have 2 daughters, Bridget and Katelyn and they reside in Argenta, IL where Will is the Pastor of Argenta Baptist Church. 

Will has been a church planter in Metro Peoria Baptist Association. He's been the Camp Pastor, Director and Evangelist at several camps. 

Will's been a bus driver for about 10 years, first at the Canton School District and then the  Argenta/Oreana School District. 

Will plays the guitar and mandolin, and enjoys reading, and woodworking. 

Co-Partnership Coordinator

Chad Williams

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Chad has served as the Family Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist since 2012 and coordinates multiple community and school partnerships on behalf of Tabernacle. He served with International World Changers of the International Mission Board for 8 years and has previous experience in student ministry in both Tennessee and North Carolina. He is married to Jennifer and they have 3 wonderful boys.

   November 2018   
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