Curtis A. Woods is our Interim Pastor. Currently he serves as the Associate Executive Director for Convention Relations (KBC) and a church planting mentor for Mosaic Lexington. He formerly served as director of evangelism and missions for the eight-thousand-member Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, TX, where Dr. Tony Evans serves as senior pastor. Brother Woods has a passion for gospel-centered church development, mentoring, theological leadership, and African American religious studies.
He is married to the virtuous Tracy Y. Woods of North Little Rock, AR. They have three sons, Anthony, Timothy, and Tristan. His greatest passion and delight in life in holistically guiding his family and community through the tumultuous currents of life.
He is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas (AR). His undergraduate academic sojourn began at Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR, where he majored in Philosophy and Religion. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), majoring in Social Work. Curtis holds a Master of Theology in Pastoral Ministries (Urban Studies) from Dallas Theological Seminary, receiving the Ruben S. Connor award in evangelism and discipleship. He is a PhD student in Biblical Spirituality with emphasis in Church History at Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY. He is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
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Andy McDonald is the Student & Discipleship Pastor at Shelbyville First Baptist Church. Before coming to Shelbyville, he served as Student Pastor at other Kentucky and Michigan Baptist churches.
Andy is married to Lisa and they have three children, Drew, Caleb, and Will. Andy loves sports and cheers for the University of Michigan.
Andy is a graduate of William Tyndale Bible College (B.A.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.C.E.).
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Gene Wright is the Worship Pastor at Shelbyville First Baptist Church. Prior to joining the staff, he served at churches in Kentucky and Indiana.
Gene is married to Joanna and they have two children, Jamie and Marcie. Gene loves the outdoors and plays the keyboard for Saddlebred Horse shows across America.
Gene is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (B.M.E.) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.M.).
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Geoffrey McGillen is the Senior Adult Pastor at Shelbyville First Baptist Church. Prior to assuming his current role, he served the church as organist and music assistant. Before coming to Shelbyville, Geoffrey served as Minister of Music at several different churches in Indiana, Texas, South Carolina, and Kentucky.
Georffrey is married to Mary Shannon and they have one adopted son named Jesse Daniel. Geoffrey teaches keyboard privately, runs all kinds of model train gauges for senior adults and children, and accompanies the high school choir as needed.
Georffrey completed doctorate work at Ball State University (D.A. in Musical performance and Music History, 1989) and post-doctorate studies at University of Texas (Austin). He toured as a concert pianist and performed with The Louisville Orchestra along with The Charleston (SC) Symphony. He also taught all levels of public and private education.
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Chad Lynn is the Children and Recreation Pastor at Shelbyville First Baptist Church. Before coming to Shelbyville, Chad served at churches in Mississippi, Texas, and Missouri.
Chad is married to Erin and they have two children, Rebekah and Rachel. He enjoys spending time with his family and cheering for Ohio State. Chad graduated from Missouri State University (B.S. in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.C.E.)
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Jenny Witham, Administrative Assistant
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Liz Ellis, Administrative Assistant
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Tamara Murphy, Financial Administrative Assistant
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Vicky Spencer, Custodian
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