OUR BOARD

  • douglas mcelvy

    PRESIDENT

    J. Douglas McElvy is one of the most prominent lawyers in the state of Alabama. For more than 30 years Douglas has pursued truth, honor, and dignity in his practice of law. Douglas is also currently serving as the General Counsel for the Alabama State Bar. He is a certified mediator by the American Academy of Attorney Mediators, and is admitted to practice before all Alabama courts, all Alabama Federal District Courts, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Montgomery, AL and  has a great passion for the work that the Lord is doing through his Church in northern India. 

  • PAUL MASIH

    VICE PRESIDENT

    Pastor Tanuj Paul Masih is the founder of Uttermost International. He lives in Chandigarh, India, where he has served as the pastor of First Baptist Church since 2010. He holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about spreading light in a dark world, and his favorite method of accomplishing this is teaching the Bible.

  • FORREST HENSON

    TREASURER

    Forrest Henson is president of JTS Enterprises, Inc. and a leader in the import/export business for pvc chemicals. He has a deep love for the church and the downtrodden of India. He also serves on the board of BiblicalTraining.org and the advisory board of the Salvation Army of Greater Houston. He is a member of Houston's First Baptist Church.

  • LARUE COLEMAN

    LaRue Coleman is president of JOBS/AMST. JOBS is one of the largest window cleaning companies in the U.S., and AMST provides building restoration, waterproofing, metal refinishing and elevator renovation services to office towers in various cities in the U.S. LaRue has a great love for the underprivileged in India and around the world. He is a member of Houston’s First Baptist Church.

  • JOHN ASHWORTH

    John Ashworth is the Chief Administrative Officer for The Baptist Foundation of Alabama. Prior to that, he was a Vice President with Merchant Capital, LLC, the most active municipal bond underwriter in the states of Alabama and Georgia. John previously worked at Jefferies & Company as part of a two-person equity researched team ranked 2nd in The Wall Street Journal's "Annual Best on the Street Master Stock Pickers Analyst Survey." He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and an active leader at First Baptist Church, Montgomery.

  • CHRIS GUFFEY

    Pastor Chris Guffey is the senior pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Sedalia, Missouri, and he has been serving in this capacity since 2009. He earned a Masters of Divinity in Global Studies in 2017. His heart is the preaching and teaching of the Word of God, both in his city and in the uttermost parts of the earth.