"And He Himself gave some to be ... pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints." Eph. 4:11-12
Pastoral and Ministry Staff
Bill has been a Senior Pastor for 32 years in Kentucky at churches in Bowling Green and Richmond. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with his undergraduate degree and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Master’s of Divinity.
Bill and his wife, Patience, have been married for 37 years and have three children: Will (32), Patrick (30), and Lizzie (21). They also have three grandchildren: Emily, Dakota, and Carter. In his leisure time, Bill likes to read and attend sporting events.
Christopher has been leading worship since he was in high school and has been on staff at First Baptist Church since February of 2016. He is a graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and currently studying Theology at Liberty University. Christopher and his wife Naomi have been married since 2012. They have one four-year old daughter, Clara, and a two-year old son named Henry.
Austin serves as the Student Minister of First Baptist Church Mt Sterling. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Morehead State University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Christian Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Austin is happily married to his best friend, Makayla.
We are blessed to have DJ helping us in the office with the day to day work of the church. DJ has been in the business/corporate environment for over 18 years as an administrative assistant, office manager, project assistant and specialist in staff resourcing. The love of the South and breeding horses brought her and her husband, Kim, to Mt. Sterling in 2014.
Walt has been on staff at First Baptist Church since August of 2014. He is in charge of the day-to-day management of church facilities and vehicles. He provides oversight to service contractors as well as oversight to custodial maintenance.