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Wade Poe

Directional Minister

I am married to Ranell and we have three kids, two in their 20’s, Gabriel and Samuel, and a 13 year old, Elijah. I have served in various positions at Central since I began my work here in December of ‘89.  I also taught in the sociology department at UCA for 16 years, and also have spoken at various events for counseling and education association events, and lead consulting work/seminars with churches—all opportunities that God has given, and all have been times for God’s grace and mercy to be seen, experienced and shared. My favorite bible verse (as of today) is Titus 3:4-7. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

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Shannon Cooper

Youth/Family Minister

My family members include my wife Lezley, and our 4 children: Josiah, Karis, Elsa, and Eva. My work for God at Central includes youth and family ministry as well as staff administration. My favorite passage of scripture is 2 Peter 1:3— His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.


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Tammy Beck

Children's Minister

My name is Tammy Beck, and I am the Children’s Minister at Central. I am married to Brian Beck and we have a beautifully complicated family that consists of 6 adults that we refer to as our children, 5 of whom are married, and between all of them, we have 9 precious grandchildren. I am so thankful for Jesus and the hope that He brings for this life and the next. The Beck family has been serving with Central since 1994.

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Travis Harris

Middle School / Youth Minister
My name is Travis Harris, and my family consists of my wife Kelly, and our 3 children: Kerrington, Kimbrie and Taj. My profession is in youth ministry working with and inspiring young people with the love of Jesus. The passage of scripture that is my favorite is Proverbs 4:23. Guard your heart for everything you do flows from it. What does Jesus mean to me? The answer is that Jesus is enough because I’m NOT.

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Chad Tappe

Worship Minister

Chad is our Worship Minister. Chad works full-time in the President’s Office at Central Arkansas Christian Schools. He is married to Andrea Tappe and they have 2 daughters, Ella and Livia. Chad graduated from Harding University with a BBA in Professional Sales and then with an MBA in 2005. Chad would love to hear from you about your favorite praise song!

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Travelle McManus

Communication Director

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