Independence Baptist Association
Thursday, June 29, 2017
A Family of churches cooperating together to reach our communities, state, nation, and world for Christ!
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Our Association Missionary is Ronnie Toon.  He came to the Association in August of 2003.  He served as a pastor for 20 years prior to accepting the call to become our missionary.  Ronnie enjoys fishing, golf, spending time with family and fellowship with the 30 churches he serves.  He attended Williams Baptist College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
 
He is married to Cheryl, his wife of 30+ years.  Cheryl has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Arkansas State University, a Master's of Education from National Univerity and a Master's of English from Arkansas Tech University.  She is currently enrolled at the U of A-Monticello in the educational leadership degree program. In January 2017 she began her position at Ozarka College in Melbourne, AR as a coordinator of early childhood education programs. She is a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoys running, writing, and equipping women for ministry.  
 
 
Together they have three children and two grandchildren.  Brittney and her husband Caleb Oster graduated from the University of Arkansas in May 2009. They completed their studies at Philadelphia College of Medicine in Suwanee, GA and are now residing in Pensacola, Florida. Caleb is in his 2nd year residency and Brittney is a pharmacist. They are the proud parents of their son, Harrison, who was born in October 2016.
 
Taylor and her husband Bill Jeffery are graduates of Williams Baptist College. They currently live in Brookland, AR where Bill is the Associate Pastor of Brookland Baptist Church. Taylor is a counselor at the Pregnancy Resource Center in Jonesboro, AR. Their daughter, Eleanor, who they adore, just turned one in March 2017.
 
Seth is a student at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is employed by Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis as the ministry assistant to Senior Adults.  He enjoys basketball, friends and has a heart for the things of God. 
 
It is our desire to be a blessing to the churches we serve as we partner together to reach our communities, state, nation and world for Christ.