Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 
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Dr. Jim Kerr, Senior Pastor  
 
Dr. Kerr joined FBC-FH as the Minister of Education in January 2012 and became Senior Pastor in June 2012. Dr. Kerr has been a pastor since 1980. He has served as a youth pastor, church planter, worship leader and senior pastor. He is a continuous student of the Word of God, having a deep rooted love for God’s Word. “In studying God’s Word, one will receive a clearer vision of self’s sins and God’s holiness. This clear vision will result in a heart that is eager to repent and greatly desires to worship the Lord.” Brother Jim and his wife Christy, emphasize the value of family life, living the Christian walk in the home. They have two married children and five grandchildren.

 

david linnell pictureDavid Linnell, Director of Music and Worship Arts

 

David joined FBC-FH in 2013.  He is an experienced Worship Minister with a passion for leading God’s people in the worship of Jesus Christ. He began his ministry in 1994 in Southern California and has served congregations in Washington, Virginia, and Illinois. David has a great love for worship and music in the church, sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit in worship, and a joy in caring for God’s people. David and his wife, Sheri, have been married for 24 years and have two children, Adam and Andrea.  David and Sheri have one grandchild
 
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LeAnn Blanton, Children’s Ministry Director
 
LeAnn joins us having ministered to children for a number of years in various types of ministry.  She has a great love for children and passion to teach to them God’s Word.  She is married to Daniel and they have one daugther, Madison.
 
 
We are currently searching for a new Pastor to Students:  
First Baptist, Fairview Heights is seeking a man called of God to work with students.  The Pastor to Students  is responsible for developing and directing a comprehensive ministry serving students in Grades 6 through 12.  He is to supervise and mentor lay leaders within the Student Ministry.  He will also serve the church body as he participates in basic ministry assignments such as hospital visitation, outreach visitation, and public leadership in the congregation.  He serves under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor, fulfilling other duties as assigned him as part of the ministerial team. 
If interested please send a resume to

jkerr@fbc-fh.com

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Kayla Dempsey, CDC Director
 
 
Support Staff
 
Deana Raynaud Financial Administrator 
 
 
Dianne Miller Ministry Assistant
 
 
Bill Whitten Maintenance Supervisor 
 
 

Russell Smith Custodian