About Us

The Arkansas Baptist Foundation (“Foundation”) is an incorporated agency of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (“Convention”) for the purpose of serving the churches, agencies, institutions and ministries of the Convention as well as the greater body of Southern Baptist believers in Jesus Christ. This purpose is preeminent and defining and shall serve as a guide and framework through which the Corporation’s mission, vision, activities, efforts and policies are construed, interpreted and carried out.

The Foundation is a charitable organization exempt from income taxation under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”). Contributions to the Foundation are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes under (170)(c), 170(b)(1)(A), 2055(a), and 2522 of the Code. Responsibility for governing the Foundation is vested in the Board of Directors comprised of Arkansas Southern Baptist church members who are elected for a three-year term by the Convention.

Our Staff

Bobby Thomas CFP®, CIMA President, Chief Executive Officer

Bobby Thomas, CFP®, CIMA
President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Davis, CPA
Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer

Dillon McClain, J.D.
Vice President, Attorney

Laura McCarley
Executive Assistant

Diane Sumners
Office Coordinator

Shelli Johnston
Support Coordinator

Curt Tucker
Finance Coordinator

Erin Jackson
Communications, Legal Assistant

Rex Horne
Ambassador

Lee Ramer
Support Assistant