Vaughny, along with his family, came to Central Baptist Church in 1984 as Minister of Music. He served in that capacity until 2006 when the church called him as pastor. In September, 2019 he and his wife, Celia, are celebrating their 35th anniversary of service at Central. Vaughny has been in the ministry for 53 years, always bi-vocational. He was born and raised in Odessa and served in his first church at the age of 15. Since that time he has served many churches in the Permian Basin. Our community is very close to his heart and he believes God has a special place for the "small church" in sharing the love of Christ. Small congregations can do big things when God is at the center.