Our ministry staff

Our Ministry Staff is here to help you connect to God through our Lord Jesus Christ, to the truth of God's Word that will transform your life, and to the community of faith called First Baptist Church.  Feel free to contact any minister on our staff, and they'll do their very best to help you.

  • Dr. Jeff Reynolds

    Pastor

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    Jeff Reynolds has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church since January 2016. He believes in the absolute truth of God's Word and the absolute power of God to transform anyone's life through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  He is committed to loving God with everything he has, loving people as Christ has loved him, and working to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to connect with God through Jesus Christ, get better, and become everything God wants them to be.


    Jeff and his wife, Erin, are lifelong residents of Bowling Green and are excited to raise their two children, Griffin and Reagan, as part of this vibrant and growing community.  He has a B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Centre College and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


    Click here to read the Pastoral Search Team's Introduction of Pastor Jeff.  


      

  • Rodney Vincent

    Minister of Education & Church Administration

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    Rodney Vincent has served as Minister of Education and Administration at First Baptist Church since January 1999.  He coordinates the business and operational affairs of the church and leads the church's adult education ministries.  He loves serving the Lord and God's people, and he especially enjoys ministering alongside people of all ages with a heart to see God's Kingdom increase.


    Rodney and his wife, Jo Lynn, are Kentucky natives, and they have one son and two grandchildren.  He has a B.S. in Business from Murray State University and a Master of Religious Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • David Tooley

    Executive Pastor

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    David Tooley will begin his service as Executive Pastor of First Baptist Church in June 2017. He oversees the stewardship of church personnel, finances, and facilities, and he leads the church's educational ministries. He is passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ, and he seeks always to ensure that God's resources are handled with the utmost in care and strategic investment. 


    David and his wife, Sally, have been Bowling Green residents since they entered Western Kentucky University in the 1990s.  They have four children: Nate, Peter, Anna, and Sophia. David has a B.A. in Corporate and Organizational Communication with a Business Administration Minor from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  

  • Ricky Clark

    Minister of Music

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    Ricky Clark has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church since January 2017. He provides leadership to our various music ministries and helps to lead the church in worshiping God together. He is passionate about worship and pastoral ministry, and he has served various churches for many wonderful years of ministry.  He has previously served as President of the Tennessee Baptist Church Music Conference and the West Tennessee Ministers of Music, and he is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the Baptist Church Music Conference.  


    Ricky and his wife, Sandra, come to First Baptist Church from Jackson, Tennessee, and they are the parents of two adult children.  He has a Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and a Master of Church Music from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • John Beach

    Minister of Students

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    John Beach has served as Minister to Students at First Baptist Church since December 2002, and his ministry is focused on developing Junior High, Senior High, and University Students. With a passion for music and sports, it would not be unusual to find him performing with a praise team, helping train people in our recreation facility, or leading devotionals as Chaplain for area high school football teams.


    John and his wife, Vicki, have been lifelong residents of southcentral Kentucky, and they have two grown children, Kelsey and Duncan.  John has a B.A. in Commercial Art from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  


  • Vicky Donelson

    Minister of Childhood Ministries

    & Child Development Center Director

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    Vicky Donelson has served as Minister of Childhood Ministries at First Baptist Church since August 2001.  She oversees all aspects of ministry for children from birth through sixth grade, and she also serves as Director of the Child Development Center at First Baptist Church and Supervisor of the Emmanuel Daycare Center.  Vicky loves to see children grow both spiritually and physically, and she loves to see the pureness of their beliefs and the unconditional way they love and worship God.  


    Vicky and her husband, Andrew, have two daughters.  Rachel is 24 and lives with her husband and two children in White Mills, Kentucky.  Katie-Grace is 9 and attends McNeil Elementary School.  Vicky has a B.A. with an emphasis in Letters from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!) and an M.Div. in Pastoral Care and Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


      

  • J. David Garrett

    Church on Main Campus Pastor &

    Minister of Christian Life Activities

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    Dave Garrett has served as Minister of Christian Life Activities and as Facilities Manager since 2010.  In addition to overseeing the daily activities at the Recreation Outreach Center (ROC), Dave enjoys leading senior adult, youth, and adult fitness programs, preaching and teaching at Church on Main, leading fitness and personal development groups at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center, and working with the homeless.  


    Since 2017, Dave has served as the Campus Pastor of Church on Main in Bowling Green, a mission of First Baptist Church and Hillvue Heights Church.  In this role, Dave provides leadership through preaching, teaching, and overall leadership to this vibrant and growing community of faith.  


    Dave and his wife, Stacy, enjoy teaming up for ministry at First Baptist Church and in the community, working together in Sunday School, Upward Basketball, Celebrate Recovery, ROC Fit, and high school Track and Field. Dave has a B.A. in Family Studies from the University of Kentucky.