About our pastor

In November 2022, Craig B. Collier, Sr. was called to be the twelfth pastor of the historic Galilee
Baptist Church, preaching his first sermon the next month on Christmas Day. He joins Galilee Baptist
Church after serving for twenty-two years as the Senior Pastor of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church,
located in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Pastor Collier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and
a Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After
completing his Clinical Pastoral Education Residency, he received his certification as a licensed
chaplain in August 2022 from Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He also received a
Chaplain Endorsement from the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Pastor Collier has been preaching the Gospel since the age of twenty-one. His gift of preaching and
teaching, has opened doors to make him a much sought after preacher and teacher for various revivals,
conferences and services across this country. He is committed to making a difference in the lives of
both the young and the old.
Pastor Collier has been married to the love of his life, Karen for 28 years and they have three amazing
children, Kyra 24, Kaylon 21, and Craig II 20. He is also the proud “OG” of his first grandson,
Grehlon Kai’or. In his spare time, he enjoys deer hunting, fishing, listening to music, and spending
time with his family on family trips or just hanging out around the house.