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 six grandchildren.



                                                                                      David 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 29 years and have two adult children, Adam and Andrea, as well as one grandson, Aiden.

                                                                                                                                            Jonathan Sherwood, Director of Student Ministries

Jonathan is graduate of MBC in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Youth Ministries . He spent a couple summers at a Bible camp in the Mojave Desert as a counselor where he grew up going to that camp as a teenager. Jonathan and his wife Lindsey were married in 2008. He and his wife served together in San Diego, CA as Jonathan became the youth pastor of their church and were there for 7 years. They have 3 beautiful young children Wyatt (9yrs), Everett (8yrs), and Violette (4yrs). God called Jonathan and Lindsey to open a new ministry locally that focuses on building and bringing the community together, Restoration Ranch. In that time, Jonathan and Lindsey joined FBC-FH during 2020, and a year later stepped up to a role in the Student Ministry to reach teens for Christ.



                                                                                          LeAnn Blanton, Children’s Ministry Director  

LeAnn joined FBC-FH in 2017 having ministered to children for a number of years in various types of ministry. She taught 4th grade in private education for 14 years, followed by leading in Children’s Ministry for 10 years. She has a great love for children and a passion to teach them to love God and love others. She has a desire to partner with parents to impart a vibrant, lasting faith to their children as the primary disciple-makers in their home. LeAnn enjoys shopping, trying new recipes, and watching movies. She has been happily married to her husband, Daniel, for 28 years. Their daughter, Madison, who is a nursing student and is recently engaged to John Barnes.

                                                                                                                                                                   Kayla Dempsey, CDC Director          

Kayla joined the team in the fall of 2015. She has been working with children since she was a teen and has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree that specializes in child development in social context. Kayla previously worked with children and families in foster care. While in this position, it weighed heavily on her heart that her clients needed Jesus, and her work position limited what she was able to share with them. Sometime later, Kayla felt called to the position of CDC Director which combined two of her great passions-Jesus and kids.


Support Staff


Deana Raynaud, Financial Administrator


Lindsey Sherwood, Ministry Assistant


Tammy Leonard, Early Childhood Coordinator


Bill Whitten, Maintenance Supervisor


Robert Haeffner, Custodian