CPBA Officers

President

Michael Putnam

Michael has his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is about to finish his Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was in formal ministry for 13 years and served at Providence Baptist Church for nearly 8 of those years. Michael is a husband to Whitney and a father to three sweet little girls. Michael and Whitney have been married 10 years and have a wonderful family together. It’s exciting to see how they enjoy reaching their community for Christ. They are a joy-filled couple and we celebrate their family being a part of the association. 

Favorite passage of Scripture right now: Psalm 27
Favorite leadership book: “Spiritual Leadership” by Henry Blackaby
Favorite BBQ: Joes KC

Vice President

Kent Cantrell

Kent has been serving in formal ministry for 5 years. He answered the call to the Pastorate when he was 50 years old. Prior to pastoring he was a firefighter/paramedic for 35 years, rising to the position of Fire Chief for the City of Excelsior Springs during the last 7 years of that career.

Kent has a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Bible and Theology from Calvary Theological Seminary, and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University. He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and has a certificate as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Kent is a husband to Jerri of 40 years and they have 2 adult children. Kent and Jerri enjoy going camping and spending time together. They are a blessing to the Association and we are thankful for them!

Favorite passage of Scripture right now: Philippians 2:5-10
Favorite Leadership book: The Bible
Favorite BBQ: Sugar Fire in St. Charles, MO. But if you have to stay in KC it is The Little BBQ Joint in Independence.

Treasurer/Secretary

Wesley Vance

Prior to serving at The Fellowship Kansas City, Wesley served at Lenexa Baptist Church and owned a regional insurance agency specializing in employee compensation packages. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and both a master’s and doctorate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. Wesley combines the heart of a pastor with the practical experience of a business leader. He enjoys being with people as well as a variety of sporting activities, in particular golfing, skeet shooting, and softball. He and his wife, Amy, have been married since 2001 and have two children, Addison and Owen. Together, it is their goal to see the gospel flourish around the world in this generation. We are thankful that they are a part of the CPBA!

Favorite passage of Scripture right now: Acts 20:24
Favorite Leadership book: “Power through Weakness” by Tim Savage & “Lead for God’s Sake” by Todd Gongwer
Favorite BBQ: Q39