Brad Banks

Senior Pastor
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HOMETOWN:

Brinkley, Arkansas

FAMILY:

Wife of 30 years: Libby; Daughter: Bethany; Sons: Daniel, Paul, and Andrew

EDUCATION:

Brinkley High School (’81); BA in Biblical Studies at Criswell College (’85), Dallas, Texas; Master of Divinity at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (’89), Memphis, Tennessee

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE:

28 years of ministry experience with 24 of those years as Pastor

MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITY:

“Equipping the saints to do the work of ministry.” This is carried out through preaching and teaching the Word of God, doing the work of an evangelist, shepherding the family of God through ministry, and overseeing the body with prayer.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Yard work, Arkansas Razorbacks, Family

LIFE VERSE:

Philippians 1:21

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT FBC:

A small town church composed of people with a big heart serving a great big God.

 

Ben Allen

Youth and Family Life Pastor
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HOMETOWN:

Louisville, Kentucky

FAMILY:

Wife of 16 years: Julie; Children: Eli(14), Anna(11), James(7), & Rebekah(2)

EDUCATION:

Whitefield Academy (’99); BA in Youth Ministry at Union University (’06), Jackson, Tennessee; Working on Master of Arts in Christian Ministry at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE:

15 years of ministry experience with 14 of those years as a Youth Pastor and 1 year as a Missionary in Nairobi, Kenya

MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITY:

I oversee our Youth & Family Life Center ministries.  In this, my goal is to share the Gospel clearly and to provide opportunities for students, adults, and families to grow in their relationship with Jesus, to go out and serve Jesus, and to get encouragement to live for Jesus each day.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Family, Basketball, Tennis, Video Games, Photography, Reading, Roller Coasters, Owen County Rebels, University of Kentucky(GO BIG BLUE!!!)

LIFE VERSE:

Joshua 24:15

Choose this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT FBC:

FBC is a caring body of believers who are interested and involved in the lives of the children and students in our church and community.  I love that they value students in the body of Christ and give them opportunities to serve the Lord and shine for Jesus.

Chuck Harris

Worship & Media Pastor
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HOMETOWN:

Harlan, Kentucky

EDUCATION:

Completed 110 credit hours at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky

Currently enrolled at Northern Kentucky University completing a Bachelor’s in Music Education degree

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE:

10 years of music ministry experience with over 5 of those years as a Music Minister/Worship Leader

MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITY:

“To share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gift and be an integral part of the worship.” This is carried out through working with ministry staff, studying the Word of God, Teaching the saints to grow in music, lifting up the Almighty name of our Lord.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Photography, Technology, Apple products, University of Kentucky basketball

LIFE VERSE:

Psalms 98:4

Make a joyful noise unto the  Lord , all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT FBC:

The loving, kind, generous people who make up the community and congregation of FBC.

Susan Stowe

Ministry Assistant
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HOMETOWN:

Williamson, West Virginia

FAMILY:

Husband of 34 years: Dave

EDUCATION:

Williamson High School (’72); AA in Secretarial Science at Southern West Virginia Community College (’74), Williamson, West Virginia; BS in Business Education at Eastern Kentucky University (’80), Richmond, Kentucky; MA in Secondary Education at Eastern Kentucky University (’81), Richmond, Kentucky

EXPERIENCE:

28 years of teaching in the Owen County School System

MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITY:

To oversee the daily activities of First Baptist Church.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

My Grandchildren:  Danielle, Melanie, Jodie, Brian David, Rachel, and Sam.

LIFE VERSE:

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT FBC:

FBC is a close-knit family that “rejoices with those who rejoice and weeps with those who weep.” – Romans 12:15