Pastors & Staff

Brady Canright

Senior Pastor

Brady Canright was born and raised in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas. He graduated college with a degree in Business Management from Ouachita Baptist University , where he met his beautiful wife, Katy. Brady served as Student Pastor and Discipleship Pastor at First Baptist Church El Dorado, Arkansas, from 2009 – 2017, Pastor at First Baptist Church Greenwood, Mississippi, from 2017-2019, be fore being called to Nettleton Baptist Church in August of 2019. He holds a Masters of Divinity Degree from SWBTS in Fort Worth. Brady and Katy have two daughters. Brady enjoys reading, golfing, working around the house, and is a huge Cowboys fan and Rangers fan.

Mike Hart

Executive Pastor

Mike Hart’s main responsibility is leading the church in its discipleship and Bible study ministries. He also serves as the church business administrator and biblical counselor. He is a ACBC nationally certified counselor. Mike and his family served on church staffs in Texas, Mississippi, and Ohio. He and his wife have 3 children. Mike has an undergraduate degree from Ouachita Baptist University and a Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Cody Van Scyoc

Worship Pastor

Cody was born in Arkadelphia and raised in Nashville, Arkansas. He made the decision to follow Christ at the age of 7 years old and was baptized shortly after. He graduated from UCA in 2009 with a degree in Sociology, and he later completed a Master’s Degree in Worship Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. His hobbies are very diverse, including home improvement projects, wood working, and music writing. Cody’s wife, Melissa, is also an Arkansas native.

Brad K.

Missions and Groups Pastor

Brad was born and raised in Arkansas, but lived twenty years in Asia with his family of six. He is passionate about sharing the gospel, starting and growing healthy small groups, training leaders, and developing partnerships with mission agencies - whether in the US or overseas! As a missionary he served as a Strategy Coordinator (2001-2009), Research Strategist (2009-2018), and Team Strategy Leader (2018-2021). He has a Bachelors in Anthropology from U of A Fayetteville, a Master of Divinity in International Church Planting from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Missions Strategy from Gateway Seminary. He enjoys spending time outdoors, reading sci-fi/fantasy novels, and playing board games with his family.

Chris Ratley

Youth Pastor

Chris has a passion for youth 7th through 12th grades and college students who are in need of a Redeemer and desires for them to connect with Jesus who will sustain them daily, as they seek Christ. He is a talented minister that encourages our students to follow Christ in their everyday lives. Chris and his family served on church staffs in Texas and Arkansas. He and his wife have 3 daughters. Chris has an undergraduate from Ouachita Baptist University and a Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Alex Christian

College Minister

Alex was born and raised in Jonesboro and has been a member at Nettleton Baptist for 17 years. He graduated from Arkansas State in 2016 with a degree in Ag Business. He began working with college students in January of 2018 and has a desire to see students know Jesus and make Him known. He and his wife, Ashley, have been married since 2018 and welcomed their first child, Camden, in 2021. He loves storm chasing, skiing, and Cardinal baseball. 

Michael Archer

Children's Pastor

Michael is a NEA native and has been a part of the Brookland community for 15 years. Michael trusted Christ in 1994 and within the next year fully surrendered to the calling of ministry. Michael began his ministry by serving as a worship leader at Southside Community Church in Paragould from 1995-2001. The following year, he founded Crossroads Church located in Jonesboro, Paragould, and Brookland, where he served as Lead Pastor from 2002-2020. God brought him to Nettleton Baptist Church in June of 2020 where he serves as the Children’s Pastor. Michael and his wife, Marinda, have 4 kids. Their children include: Micah Tasker (husband Noah), Maddie, Malia, and Myles. Michael enjoys being outdoors, playing sports and he cheers for the Brookland Bearcats and the Memphis Grizzlies.

Lisa Hart

Preschool Director

Lisa loves Jesus and has a heart for families with young children. She is married to Mike and they have three grown children. Lisa has an undergraduate from Mississippi University for Women and a Masters from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Support Staff

Donna Wells

Finance Secretary

Melissa Smith

Office Assistant

Bryce Paxson

Communications Director

Larry Newberry

Facilities Manager

Holly Rickard


Sharon Ward


Steven Frick