Speakers

Edward Barclay
Associate Pastor - First Baptist Church of Milford

Edward entered full-time ministry in 2004 at FBCM. His role included running the children’s ministries of the church and developing material for Master Clubs. In 2011, the Barclays left the ministry in Ohio and moved to Loveland, Colorado to plant Hope Baptist Church. This storefront church has continued to grow and has enjoyed many salvations and baptisms, strong attendance, and steady growth. Before he left Hope, the church was averaging 204 per week and had a record day of 448. The Barclays have now returned to Milford where Edward is serving on the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church of Milford. Edward and April have four children, Hayley, Caden, Alayna, and Everly.

Penney Braley

Penney has served in various ministries within the church since 1993. Since 2007 that has included the scheduling of the nursery department.

Howard & Jason Caldwell
Evangelist - Seeing Truth Ministries

Howard & Jason Caldwell are a father-son team of evangelists sent out by the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Winchester, Virginia. Howard and Jason have a combined ministry experience of fifty-five years. In 2006 they started Seeing Truth Ministries. This ministry is an independent Baptist Church ministry dedicated to the propagation of the gospel, producing target programs for the local church and providing itself as an evangelistic and instructional tool in the local church. They offer Family Crusades, Vacation Bible Schools, Bus Promotion Sundays, Church Camps, Sportsmen’s Banquets with live birds of prey demonstration, Revivals, & Missions Conferences.

Rhonda Damhorst

Mrs. Damhorst (or Mrs. D as she is affectionately called here at First Baptist) was saved at the age of 12 while attending the First Baptist Church of Milford. As a faithful teenager in the church the Lord began using her to teach a Sunday School class of 4 and 5 year olds. Mrs. D remained in the church as a children’s worker from the age of 16 to the time that she went to college at Midwestern Baptist in Pontiac, Michigan. In 1971, she received a bachelor’s degree in Religious Education from Midwestern, and then continued her post-graduate years at the University of Detroit in the field of Education. Mrs. D counts it a privilege to have served over 50 years with preschool children, and for more than two decades she has served in Master Clubs with the Little Lambs and Shepherds. This year we are thrilled to have her lead a workshop in the Beginner Department.

Dan Delong
Director - BIMI Candidate & Deputation

For over 40 years, Dan DeLong has been serving the Lord in the ministry full-time. He had been in missions for over 15 years as a church planter for Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) He presently is the Director for the BIMI Deputation and Candidate Schools. He is in charge of recruitment of new missionaries around the world. He speaks in missions conferences, youth camps, revival meetings, and Christian school seminars.

Bill Duttry
Senior Pastor - First Baptist Church of Milford

Pastor Bill Duttry was called to the First Baptist Church of Milford as Executive Pastor in August, 1998, and later assumed the role of Senior Pastor in October, 1999. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Bible College where he met his wife, Pam. Pastor and Pam have three children. We are grateful for Pastor’s leadership role in this ministry and challenge you to take the opportunity to get to know him this week.

Michael Goodson
Teacher - Milford Christian Academy

Michael is a veteran teacher with over 20 years’ experience in both the public and Christian school classroom. He has served in a variety of lay leadership positions in churches.

Dan Jessup
Director - Master Ministries

Bro. Dan Jessup joined FBC in the summer of 2015 when he became the director of Master Ministries. Before his arrival, Bro. Jessup had spent almost 20 years as an ordained pastor working as an assistant at churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia. During that time he was an active youth director, chapel speaker, Bible class teacher, bus ministry director, children’s ministry pastor, adult Sunday School teacher, academy administrator, and most of all a successful Master Clubs director at the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Winchester, Virginia! FBC and Master Ministries have a great expectation that the Lord will use Bro. Jessup to give direction to the Loving and Leading Conference and to edify the children and youth ministries of our respective churches.

April Jessup
Director of Development - Master Ministries

Mrs. Jessup joined FBC and Master Ministries in the summer of 2015 when her husband became the general director. Dan and April have been blessed with three children: Kayla, Leah, and Ethan. Before her arrival, April had spent almost 20 years in children and youth ministry at churches in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. During that time she worked in daycare, taught various grade levels at Christian school, participated in special music and choir, and filled the role of Master Clubs secretary. Most recently Mrs. Jessup has assumed the role of “Director of Development” in Master Ministries and has spent much time travelling these past few year to train workers in Master Clubs, edit existing and develop new curriculum.

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 local public school district as an eighth grade math intervention specialist.

Elijah Ketchum

Elijah serves as the Youth Director 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. He is happily married to Lauren Ketchum, who serves alongside him in the Youth Ministry as well as 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
Ministry Pastor - First Baptist Church of Milford

Aaron Lanier has led as the Children’s Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Milford for the past 6 years after having graduated from Pensacola Christian College with an Education Emphasis in Youth Ministry 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 led in the Master Clubs program here at First Baptist Church. Aaron and his wife Elizabeth have three children, Reece, Mollie, and Titus.

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