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.
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



IMG_0208Luke Henry, Pastor to Students

Luke was called to be our Student Minister in June 2014.  Prior to FBC-FH, Luke served through student ministry at Providence Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO and First Baptist Church of Ramsey, IL.  Luke earned his bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL and earned his master’s degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.  Luke married his wife, Brianne, on June 20, 2009.  On July 30, 2013, they welcomed the birth of their son, Cooper.  Becca joined the family on December 27, 2016.   Luke has a heart for students and love for teaching students the truths about the Bible.  Luke is an avid sports fan and can be found playing, watching and coaching several sports.
Kayla Dempsey, CDC Director
Support Staff
Deana Raynaud Financial Administrator 
Christine Shepard Ministry Assistant
Dianne Miller Ministry Assistant
Bill Whitten Maintenance Supervisor 

Russell Smith Custodian