Kyle Austin
Director - Collegians for Christ

Kyle Austin has been faithfully preaching and teaching the youth of America since 2005. In 2012, God lead Kyle and Amanda to began serving with Collegians for Christ establishing a ministry on the campus of Appalachian State University. Kyle served as the campus minister of the CFC ministry at App State for six years during which he also served as the chaplain of the App State wrestling team for 3 years. During this time, they established Campus Connect Ministries to fulfill the great need to assist local churches to establish Collegians for Christ ministries on their college campuses. Currently they travel the country training and assisting local churches to reach their campus with the Gospel and assist with the CFC ministry at East Carolina University.

Edward Barclay
Associate Pastor - First Baptist Church of Milford

Edward entered full-time ministry in 2004 at FBCM. His role included running the children’s ministries of the church and developing material for Master Clubs. In 2011, the Barclays left the ministry in Ohio and moved to Loveland, Colorado to plant Hope Baptist Church. This storefront church has continued to grow and has enjoyed many salvations and baptisms, strong attendance, and steady growth. Before he left Hope, the church was averaging 204 per week and had a record day of 448. The Barclays have now returned to Milford where Edward is serving on the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church of Milford. Edward and April have four children, Hayley, Caden, Alayna, and Everly.

Jeff Bellamy
Representative - Rock of Ages Ministries

After working in retail management for 24 years, Bro. Bellamy answered the call of God to serve through the Rock of Ages Ministries, Inc. Over the past 17 years he has served as a missionary evangelist, author, developer of the Character Under Construction curriculum and the founder of Baptist Youth Challenge Days. His main focus concerns ministry teaching and training missionaries and churches to reach souls in the public schools of America and around the world. Bro. Bellamy currently works with churches in eighteen states of America and ten countries with the ROA Prison Prevention Character Under Construction program.

Penney Braley

Penney has served in various ministries within the church since 1993. Since 2007 that has included the scheduling of the nursery department.

Howard & Jason Caldwell
Evangelist - Seeing Truth Ministries

Howard & Jason Caldwell are a father-son team of evangelists sent out by the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Winchester, Virginia. Howard and Jason have a combined ministry experience of fifty-five years. In 2006 they started Seeing Truth Ministries. This ministry is an independent Baptist Church ministry dedicated to the propagation of the gospel, producing target programs for the local church and providing itself as an evangelistic and instructional tool in the local church. They offer Family Crusades, Vacation Bible Schools, Bus Promotion Sundays, Church Camps, Sportsmen’s Banquets with live birds of prey demonstration, Revivals, & Missions Conferences.

Kurt Copeland
Youth Pastor - Franklin Road Baptist Church

Kurt was born in Illinois in 1971, and trusted Christ as his personal Saviour at 11 years old. After the Copeland family moved to Murfreesboro, TN, Kurt worked as a Ranch Hand at the Bill Rice Ranch. During the summer of 1986, Kurt surrendered to full time Christian service. Bro. Copeland married Christy in 1994 soon after they completed college at Pensacola Christian. Before long, Kurt returned to Franklin Road as Youth Pastor. Kurt received a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from West Coast Baptist College in 2009 and a Doctorate Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Bethany Divinity College in 2017. Since the spring of 2008, the FRBC youth ministry has experienced revival. Over 200 teens attend each Sunday, souls are saved weekly, and teenagers surrender to the will of God.

Rhonda Damhorst

Mrs. Damhorst (or Mrs. D as she is affectionately called here at First Baptist) was saved at the age of 12 while attending the First Baptist Church of Milford. As a faithful teenager in the church the Lord began using her to teach a Sunday School class of 4 and 5 year olds. Mrs. D remained in the church as a children’s worker from the age of 16 to the time that she went to college at Midwestern Baptist in Pontiac, Michigan. In 1971, she received a bachelor’s degree in Religious Education from Midwestern, and then continued her post-graduate years at the University of Detroit in the field of Education. Mrs. D counts it a privilege to have served over 50 years with preschool children, and for more than two decades she has served in Master Clubs with the Little Lambs and Shepherds. This year we are thrilled to have her lead a workshop in the Beginner Department.

Dan Delong
Director - BIMI Candidate & Deputation

For over 40 years, Dan DeLong has been serving the Lord in the ministry full-time. He had been in missions for over 15 years as a church planter for Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) He presently is the Director for the BIMI Deputation and Candidate Schools. He is in charge of recruitment of new missionaries around the world. He speaks in missions conferences, youth camps, revival meetings, and Christian school seminars.

Cathy Dotson
Principal - Wilmington Christian Academy

Dr. Cathy Dotson has served as a teacher and principal for 26 years. She is currently the Preschool & Elementary Principal at Wilmington Christian Academy in Wilmington, NC. Her degrees include a BS in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College, an MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Memphis, and an Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She enjoys teaching, administrating, serving on accreditation teams and training teachers. She has been married for 25 years to a high school math teacher.

Bill Duttry
Senior Pastor - First Baptist Church of Milford

Pastor Bill Duttry was called to the First Baptist Church of Milford as Executive Pastor in August, 1998, and later assumed the role of Senior Pastor in October, 1999. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Bible College where he met his wife, Pam. Pastor and Pam have three children. We are grateful for Pastor’s leadership role in this ministry and challenge you to take the opportunity to get to know him this week.

Rick Flanders

Dr. Flanders was converted to Christ in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1963. He served as the pastor of the Juniata Baptist Church in Tuscola County, Michigan, for almost 30 years. During his pastorate, the church operated a Christian school, conducted extensive evangelistic efforts both locally and nationally, maintained a growing missions program, and sponsored a weekly radio broadcast. Bro. Flanders has both an earned Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s. In 1988, Pensacola Christian College conferred upon him an honorary Doctorate of Divinity. He has written numerous articles, published in such venues as the Detroit News, Sword of the Lord, Frontline, Maranatha, Christian View of the News, Church Bus News, Pulpit Helps, Revival Magazine, and Preach the Word. Dr. Flanders is keenly interested the revival history of America, speaking optimistically about the possibilities of a new revival era in our day.

Byron Foxx

Evangelist Byron Foxx preaches about 500 times per year, and is in one to three churches throughout the United States each week. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church, in Smithfield, VA. In 1987, he started Bible Truth Music, and serves today as president/founder. Bible Truth Music serves over 5,000 churches and thousands of Christian homes.

Michael Goodson
Teacher - Milford Christian Academy

Michael is a veteran teacher with over 20 years’ experience in both the public and Christian school classroom. He has served in a variety of lay leadership positions in churches.

Dan Jessup
Director - Master Ministries

Bro. Dan Jessup joined FBC in the summer of 2015 when he became the director of Master Ministries. Before his arrival, Bro. Jessup had spent almost 20 years as an ordained pastor working as an assistant at churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia. During that time he was an active youth director, chapel speaker, Bible class teacher, bus ministry director, children’s ministry pastor, adult Sunday School teacher, academy administrator, and most of all a successful Master Clubs director at the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Winchester, Virginia! FBC and Master Ministries have a great expectation that the Lord will use Bro. Jessup to give direction to the Loving and Leading Conference and to edify the children and youth ministries of our respective churches.

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