Speakers

Charles Keen

Dr. Keen has been involved in ministry for over 50 years. Upon graduation from Midwestern Baptist College in 1964, Dr. Keen and his wife, Mary, moved to Milford, Ohio, where he spent thirty-five years as pastor of the First Baptist Church. In 1973, God put it in the hearts of Dr. Caudill, Demarest, and Keen to start the Bearing Precious Seed (BPS) ministry. Other ministries were founded during his pastorate, including Milford Christian Academy and School of the Scriptures, a college for training ministerial students. In 1999, God began to move in Keen’s heart to start First Bible International (FBI) and he resigned as the pastor of FBC of Milford. The purpose of FBI was to get the Bible to the billions of Bible-less people primarily in the 10/40 window. Dr. Keen led in the translation of the Mongolian New Testament which was completed in January of 2017. He is currently working on the Old Testament in the mother tongue of the Mongolians. Dr. Keen has authored three books, Thinking Outside the Box, He is Worthy, and the Unpublished Word Journal.

Kim Ketchum

Kim Ketchum had the privilege of serving at Milford Christian Academy for 15 years as administrative assistant, teacher, and then elementary principal. In the spring of 2017, she followed God's leading to pursue a teaching license as an intervention specialist, with the goal of obtaining employment in the local public school system. Kim has a heart for struggling learners and a passion to shine the light of Christ to her students. She is currently employed in a program where she teaches students who struggle with significant mental health needs.

Elijah Ketchum

Elijah serves as a Pastoral Apprentice at First Baptist Church of Milford. He has been serving at First Baptist Church since 2013 and has been involved in a variety of areas including the Youth Ministry and Media Department. He is happily married to Lauren Ketchum, who serves alongside him in the Youth Ministry and also serves in the Media Department at First Baptist Church.

Corey Knopf
Youth Pastor - First Baptist Church of Milford

Corey had the privilege of growing up in the First Baptist Church of Milford, where the Lord called him into full time ministry. Upon graduating from Pensacola Christian College in 2009, he was led by the Lord back to Milford, where he has been heavily involved with the youth ministry. He currently serves on the Pastoral Staff at First Baptist Church of Milford as the Youth Pastor. Corey and his wife Kelly have two children, Brinlee and Maddox.

Susan Knudten

After ten years as a special education teacher, the Lord led her and her husband, Eric, to homeschool their two daughters, Megan and Emily. Susan has taught in the primary department of Master Clubs since 2005 when her family joined First Baptist Church of Milford. She is thankful to God for the privilege He has given to her family to serve at our church in the Puppet and Children’s ministries.

Aaron Lanier
Children's Pastor -First Baptist Church of Milford

Aaron Lanier has been the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church of Milford for almost three years after having graduated from Pensacola Christian College with an Education Emphasis in Youth Ministry degree and from Pensacola Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Bro. Lanier served in Master Clubs at Campus Church for five years in several capacities and has also worked in the Master Clubs program here at First Baptist Church as a game director. In the late summer of 2016, he took the position of club director. Aaron and his wife Elizabeth have two children, Reece and Mollie.

Melissa Lewis

After graduating from Pensacola Christian College with a BS in Elementary Education, Miss Melissa Lewis has been able to experience the wide range of elementary classes, teaching first grade, fourth grade, and sixth grade. Her infectious energy and creative style have also made her a great addition to Abeka Academy as she teaches history, science, and health for sixth-grade video students. While she enjoys being in the classroom with her young students, a consistent highlight of each year was her summer working with young campers at Camp O’ the Pines. Melissa Lewis has expanded her teaching ministry to become Abeka’s elementary consultant, continuing to help Christian schools and teachers in their efforts to reach young children for the Lord and prepare them for lives in service to Him.

David Martin
Professor - Biblical School of World Evangelism

David Martin has been serving in the ministry for almost 50 years. For the past fifteen years he has been the pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Winchester, VA. Before that he pastored for 20 years in Lancaster County, PA. His ministry has included work in bus ministry, youth, and music, Christian school principal and teacher, Bible college professor, and pastor. Besides preaching and teaching the Bible, his great love is his wife and family. Bro. Martin joined the faculty of the Biblical School of World Evangelism in the summer of 2018.

Cedric & Tonya McCormick

Cedric accepted Christ at the age of nine. He has been in full time ministry since 1981, and music has always been a vital part of his ministry. In 2006 God led them to start McCormick Music Ministry which specializes in training others to lead congregational songs, direct choirs, and teach music. Cedric’s outgoing personality, passion for people, and understanding of the ministry create a unique combination that can take your music ministry to the next level.

Tonya accepted Christ at the age of five. She surrendered to full time Christian service when she was seventeen. She is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, music teacher, and vocal coach.
Cedric and Tonya were married in February of 1998, and they have one son, Titus. The McCormicks have traveled full time for over 12 years helping churches with their music ministry. Together, the McCormicks create a desire in individuals to use their musical abilities to glorify the Lord and serve Him to their greatest potential.

Dale Money
Director - firstBible International

Bro. Money is a product of godly parents, a solid church, and a vibrant youth ministry. After receiving so much, Bro. Dale served eight years as a youth pastor in SC. Since 2000, Bro. Money has been a missionary with Bearing Precious Seed, focusing on the Seedline section of the ministry. He served as Director for seven years, during which time he implemented district levels of local church involvement in Scripture publishing. Since 2013, Bro. Dale has been the Director of firstBible International. Regardless where he has served, his heart to invest in young people has remained the same.

Brian Ragle
Administrator - Milford Christian Academy

Dr. Ragle had the privilege of growing up here at First Baptist Church of Milford. He attended both our high school and Bible college. He then attended Pensacola Christian College graduating in 2003 with his Master of Science in Educational Administration. He returned to Milford Christian Academy in January of 2013. He earned his Doctorate in Christian Education from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2013. Dr. Ragle has been involved in Christian education for 11 years and currently serves as Milford Christian Academy’s administrator. Dr. Ragle and his wife, Tonya, have three children, Taylor, Emily, and Madison.

Ron Reilly
Founder - Ambassadors for Christ Ministries

Ron Reilly was reared in an Irish-Catholic home, attending parochial schools during his formative years. An all-star football standout, he received a full scholarship to Eastern Montana College of Education in Billings, Montana, where he played on the varsity team. Ron’s first Gospel witness came from a teenage girl who later led him to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ on June 28, 1962. Upon answering God’s call to preach at a Sword of the Lord Conference, Bro. Reilly attended BJU and eventually became a very successful youth pastor. He founded the Ambassadors for Christ Youth Ministry and established and directed several Bible clubs in public high schools and housing areas. Over 100,000 recorded professions of faith have been made on the beaches of Daytona during the annual soul-winning trips with young people. 21 men of that number are Gospel preachers today. In addition to leading AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST NATIONAL MINISTRIES and authoring books and articles, Bro. Reilly also conducts youth conferences, youth leadership courses, and couples’ clinics. He is married to the former Nancy Erickson, and has two grown sons, Ronald, Jr. and Jon Michael, and a granddaughter, Julia Blythe Reilly.

Kerby Richmon
Associate Pastor - Lavon Drive Baptist Church

Kerby and his family moved to First Baptist Church of Milford in 1999 so that Kerby could be our children’s pastor. In 2005, he was asked to be the director of Master Ministries and served in that role until June 2015 when he accepted the office of associate pastor at Lavon Drive Baptist Church in Garland, TX. Kerby and Virginia have been blessed with two children, a son-in-law, and one grandson.

Chad Robinson
Director - BPS/Seedline

In the summer of 2013 Chad Robinson and his family moved to Milford, Ohio to serve in the Seedline ministry of Bearing Precious Seed. After working 19 years with the same company, he stepped down from his position to open up more time to serve in his local church and begin his studies through Bible college. This obedience led to the desire and calling to serve full-time with BPS. Chad accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 17 in a morning church service. Heidi was saved at the age of 8 with her mom after vacation Bible school. They have been married 22 years and have three daughters: Becca, Beth, and Brooke. The family travels to churches who desire to partner in the publishing of God's Word through Seedline Projects where they assemble Scriptures that will be sent to missionaries.

Heidi Robinson

Heidi serves with her husband, Chad Robinson, the director of BPS/Seedline, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Milford. As missionaries for the past five years, they have traveled to churches across the country assembling Scriptures. As acting secretary of firstBible International, Heidi has researched, developed, and taught students about unreached people groups. Her degree in journalism has greatly assisted the firstBible team in launching the new curriculum, Opening the 10/40 Window. This curriculum is soon to be published into a format which churches and schools could use in a classroom setting. Before moving to Milford, she homeschooled her three daughters, worked as a parent educator for the state of Pennsylvania, and actively served in their local church.

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