Choe Sergent - Senior Pastor

Being part of a great church is one of the most wonderful blessings there is to enjoy. I am very thankful to have the opportunity to lead a great church like Junction City First Baptist that is filled with amazing people. I love seeing our church grow numerically and spiritually as we engage our community and world. Our ultimate goal is produce disciples that make disciples, fulfill the Great Commission, and give glory to God. Why? Because everybody needs Jesus. 

Amanda and myself have three children, Mariela, Solomon, and Joel. Amanda is a homemaker and seeking a degree in early childhood education. I have received a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Theology and a Master of Management and Leadership from Campbellsville University. I am currently seeking a Doctorate in Management. I also enjoy teaching theology and business at Campbellsville University as an Adjunct Professor. 

Amanda and I love to travel and discover hidden diners and dives. We also enjoy history and exploring antique artifacts.

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Kirk Leigh - Music

Kirk grew up in Liberty Kentucky where he accepted the Lord as his personal savior at age 9. He graduated from Casey County High School in 1984 and attended Eastern Kentucky University where he graduated in 1989. He traveled and sang gospel music with his family for 18 years. Kirk was married to his wife Kathryn in 1990 and they had a son Zach in 1997. They moved to Junction city in 2011. Kirk’s hobbies are writing music, sports and relaxing at home with his family. He also has a song that he has written on iTunes called “The Day That I Die".

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Donna Kidd - Executive Director of Ministry 


Donna, along with Darrell and their 3 daughters (Caitlyn, Erin, and Megan), began ministry at JCFBC in 2004. Donna is a 1992 graduate of University of the Cumberlands and served as bi-vocational minister to youth since 2004 as she was also the Office Manager for a local doctor for 25 years. In August of 2017, Donna came on staff as a full-time Executive Director of Ministry.  She is the Director of Kids Hope USA for JCFBC and keeps the office organized and running!

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Tyler and Kelsey McGuffey -Youth


Both Tyler and Kelsey were born and raised in Lincoln County and graduated from Lincoln County High School and Eastern Kentucky University.  Tyler serves the community as a Compliance Officer at Farmers Deposit Bank in Liberty, KY.  Kelsey serves as a Speech-Language Pathologist for Boyle County Schools. Tyler and Kelsey are proud parents Jay. Tyler and Kelsey have served Junction City First Baptist for several years in various ministries and have now taken on the new role of Youth Pastors. 

Michelle Fowler - Preschool Director


Michelle is a graduate of Danville High School and Urban League Training Center. She serves our community as a special needs educator at Stanford Elementary. She previously served at Junction City Elementary School. She has been married to her husband, Jerry Fowler, for 27 years. They have two children Jacob and Allie. Michelle joined our staff in October of 2018 as Preschool Director. She loves children and loves the Lord. Her previous experience with young children will surely guide her in preschool ministry

Paul Readnour - Care Pastor

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Brother Paul was born in Bourbon County, KY born the youngest of 9 children.  When he was 3 his family moved to Casey County where he was raised on a farm.  He graduated from Forkland High School in 1960.  He then attended Danville School of Nursing where he met his wife, Astera. They both served as nurses at Ephraim McDowell and then Paul served 10 years at Kentucky State Hospital working with mental health patients until he surrendered to the ministry.  He was ordained at Pleasant Run Baptist Church.  Brother Paul earned his BA degree from Clear Creek and his Masters Degree in Counseling from Andersonville Seminary in GA.  He has served 6 churches over there last 40 + years.  Brother Paul joined Junction City First Baptist as a Care Pastor in 2018.

David and Kelsey Carpenter - Children’s and Family Pastor


I was born in Mobile, AL into a Pastor’s home. Most of my youth was spent in the Saint Louis, Mo area before returning to Mobile as a teen ager. At the age of 10 I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and my life radically changed. I knew most of my life that I wanted to be a pastor. After moving back to Mobile and then graduating high school I was hired as the children’s and family ministry intern at Luke 4:18 Fellowship. After 3 years of service there I felt God leading me to something new. In July of 2018 I asked the love of my life Kelsey to be my bride. Soon after we moved here to her home to finish our degrees. In January of 2019 we vowed to spend the rest of our lives together. 

I love Boston Sports Teams, playing and singing music, writing, reading, and anything that will make someone laugh. I am often the loudest, craziest, and most energetic person in the room and that is just the way I like it. I am passionate about excellence in everything we do, and making each and everyone of our children know that God embraces their gifts and talents, and He want’s to use them as part of His story.