Executive Director

Kent Pate

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Kent Pate is the Executive Director of the Rehoboth Baptist Association, an association that includes churches located in Northeast Texas.  Before coming to Rehoboth on November 1, 2006, Kent pastored two churches in Texas (Nacogdoches and Angleton) for a total of 23 years and served as a vocational evangelist for five years.

Kent graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 1975 and Southwestern Seminary in 1979.  He also received a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership from Louisiana Baptist University in 2011.  Kent and his wife, Belinda, were married in 1976.  Belinda attended ETBU also.  Home for Kent is San Augustine, Texas and for Belinda, it's Logansport, Louisiana.

Kent is a former Captain of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in college and loves spectator sports, especially baseball, football, tennis, and golf.  He still likes to play racquetball, basketball, golf and tennis.  Kent first began preaching while at ETBU as a youth evangelist.  Belinda also is an avid sports fan and loves to root for the Rangers, the Cowboys, and the Mavericks.  She also keeps up quite well with golf.

As an evangelistic speaker, Kent traveled across the United States and also participated in missionary and evangelistic work in India, Romania, and Mexico.  He has served on major crusade evangelistic teams and also been a contributor to written publications and evangelistic radio broadcasts. He has also co-hosted four trips to Israel, teaching at the various sites.

Kent recently published his first book entitled, “Relationship Keepers”. It is primarily a book for Church Staff and Leaders containing key leadership strategies for building healthy relationships in a local Church.

Kent and Belinda have three sons: Kevin, Adam, and Aaron. Kevin is married, and he and his wife Leah have two sons, Andrew and Christian, and one daughter, Eden. They live in Friendswood, Texas. Adam and his wife, Heather, live in Allen, Texas with their son, Daniel and daughter, Evelyn. Aaron and his wife, Randi, live in Friendswood, TX with their 2 sons, Asher and Sam, and daughter, Quinn. All three sons have graduated from Liberty University.



Hispanic Ministries Coordinator

Paco Silva

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Administrative Assistant

Shelly Huff

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Shelly Huff is currently serving as Rehoboth’s Administrative Assistant. Prior to coming to the association in February 2006 she worked in Insurance for 8 years. 
Shelly grew up in Sulphur Springs and attended First Baptist Church, Sulphur Springs with her family. She graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2002 from Texas A&M – Commerce. 
Shelly is married to Tim Huff and they have two children.  A son, Christian, and a daughter, Katie. Katie is married to Austin and they have two children Kamry and Brett.

Resident Evangelist

Larry Jordan

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I am very honored to be named as the Resident Evangelist for the Rehoboth Baptist Association.  Four years ago this coming September, God led my wife, Donna, and me to step out on a faith venture, leaving the security of a good pastorate and entering into the “Revival Ministry.”  God gave us a mandate to leave the pastorate at New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, where we felt we could have stayed the rest of our ministry.  We are still members of New Beginnings.


God has given me a heart for Pastors, having been in the pastorate for many years, and a desire to see our Churches return to their “first love.”  Even though these four years have taken us literally all over the country in Churches of all sizes and in various Bible conferences, we always  enjoy being able to be in Churches close to home.


I have a radio program each Sunday morning on KSST, 1230 AM, at 8:45, called “Wake Up, America.”  Even though we have had a full schedule thus far this Spring, our Summer and Fall schedules have some good open dates.  My website is, and my email is  My home phone is 903-885-6102 and my cell phone is 903-243-2430.

As your Resident Evangelist, I covet your prayers.  The work of God cannot be done in the energy of the flesh, it must be bathed in prayer and the power of God.  In the busyness of our churches today, we tend to forget the          business of the church.  Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.”

Yours for Revival!

Larry B. Jordan



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