• Interim Pastor

    Bobby Shields

         Bobby will be our interim pastor while Kentuck searches for its next Senior Pastor. He is a 39 year educator that has been pulpit supply in area churches for the past few years. He and his wife Leigh Ann live in Keeling and are active members of North Main Baptist Church. They have a daughter Hannah who is married to James Contreras.

  • Youth Director

    Wesley Thornton

         Wesley Thornton graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration. He now serves our youth within the community he grew up in as a Middle School Teacher and the Youth Director of KBC. Wesley resides in Ringgold, VA with his wife Jordan.   

  • Pianist/Children's Ministry

    Kristie Ballard

         Kristie Ballard graduated from Averett College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and minors in Music and Psychology.  She is the Affiliate Administrator at Danville-Pittsylvania County Habitat for Humanity where she has served for 20 years.  Kristie grew up in Kentuck Baptist Church and has served as pianist for more than 25 years.  In addition to a life-long love of music, her new-found joy is working with the children of the church.  She is married to Gordon Ballard and they have two grown daughters. 

  • Secretary

    sally payne

         Sally’s career has been in banking, bookkeeping, and investments which helps her daily at Kentuck Baptist.


         Sally is a lifelong member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She and her husband, Sammy, have one son named Tim. She enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her grandkids, Taylor and Landon.