• Pastor

    Timothy Lee

         Tim is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, who grew up in a Christian home and trusted Christ for his salvation at the age of 12. He sensed the call to ministry and surrendered to that call in the spring of 1994 when he was serving as president of his college BSU. Since 1995 Tim has served on staff in several Mississippi churches, first in youth and education roles, and in senior pastor roles since 2002.

         Tim was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1999 by Big Ridge Baptist Church in Biloxi, MS. Tim received his bachelor's from William Carey University in 1997 and his master's from New Orleans Seminary in 1999 and has since done additional graduate-level work. Tim served Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus, MS, where he preached from June 2011 - April 2022.

         Tim is blessed to be married to the former Denise Potter. Their blended family includes three college students and two spoiled rotten dogs. Tim enjoys walking, tennis, disc golf, basketball, board games, movies, video games, and reading.

  • Worship Director

    Denise Lee

         Denise grew up in Columbus, Mississippi. She was only a year old when her family moved there as her father accepted a call to pastor. She was extremely blessed to grow up in a loving, Christian home where Christ and Biblical principles were consistently taught and modeled.

         Denise received her degree in Music Education as well as her Masters in Education at Mississippi University for Women. She has directed choirs and led praise and worship teams since she was seventeen years old. She is married to Pastor Tim Lee, and together, they have three beautiful children all of whom are currently in college at Mississippi State University.

         Denise loves to laugh and spread joy and cheer by sharing the love of Jesus. She enjoys family time, walking the dogs, sitting with friends by cozy campfires, playing in the snow, learning new instruments, meeting and talking with people, and trying new sports and games with two things in mind- either she will finally find one that she is good at or she will provide laughter and comic relief for nearby spectators. In her eyes, that’s a win/win situation.

  • 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 and their son Parker.   

  • Pianist

    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.


    Landis Thornton

    Landis Thornton graduated from Danville Community College with an Associates Degree in Computer Science and Networking. He now serves as KBC's Information Technology Director and is also a Senior Support Desk Analyst for Belk.


    joan haymore

    Joan Haymore plays many roles at KBC. One of those roles is ensuring we are all fed on Wednesday Nights before BURST Groups and AWANA! She also leads our AWANA Cubbies!

  • Interim CHildren's Director

    Laura Wiles