Dr. Gary L. Buckner is the Association Missions Specialist of MOUNTAIN VALLEY BAPTIST. He began his work at Mountain Valley Association in January of 2013. He holds degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern and Gateway Baptist Theological Seminaries of the SBC.  Previous to this position, he served as a full-time pastor of Southern Baptist churches in Texas, Florida and Arkansas for 37 years.                                                



Joan Hale joined the MVBA staff as Ministry Assistant in July of 2014.  She is an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Alamogordo. While serving in her current position, she has become certified as a teacher trainer for the English as a Second Language ministry, working in conjunction with the Baptist Convention of New Mexico to provide this important training to those interested in extending the ESL ministry through their churches.