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.

Alton Beal
President - Ambassador Baptist College

Alton was born into drunkard’s home near Yadkinville, North Carolina. Aside from occasional church attendance, he had few Christian influences. Around the age of 10, he began riding a van to church on Sunday mornings. Two years later, he accepted Christ as his Savior in his bedroom while reading a Gospel tract. At the age of 15, Brother Beal surrendered his life to Lord during the invitation of a Neighborhood Bible Time Crusade. Two years later, he sensed God’s calling to the ministry. Upon graduation in 1992, he enrolled at Ambassador Baptist College. Brother Beal’s call to evangelism was confirmed during his college years. He traveled with several college musical groups as a vocalist and preacher. In 1996, he came on staff at Ambassador as a dormitory supervisor. Later, he would become the Dean of Men. His experience in the Dean of Students Office has been a great help in his ministry to young people. In addition to his college responsibilities, Alton launched into evangelism in 1998. Being a gifted tenor soloist, he often sings in his meetings. His preaching opportunities have included revival/evangelistic campaigns, Christian schools, and Christian camps. He is now the president of Ambassador Baptist College and takes 20-25 meetings a year.

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

Jason Caldwell is the staff evangelist sent out by the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Winchester, Virginia. He has been in full time ministry for 20 years, thirteen of which have been as a full-time evangelist. In 2006, Howard and Jason 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.

Howard Caldwell is the pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church of Winchester, Virginia. After serving for 42 years as a staff member, senior pastor and evangelist, Howard again became pastor, June of 2018. Lighthouse Baptist Church is the home of Seeing Truth Ministries.

Chris Chavez
Pastor - Green Road Baptist Church

After graduating from Bible college, Chris Chavez traveled with Neighborhood Bible Time for one summer, then he and wife, Sara, served on a revival team for three years where he ran children's revivals, youth rallies, Vacation Bible Schools, and preached in camp ministries. In 2009 the Lord led them to leave the team and to expand the ministry to include adults in an itinerant evangelistic and revival ministry of preaching and praying for the salvation of souls, the stirring of the saints, and the glory of the Lord. While Bro. Chavez serves as the president of Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp in Indiana, he also took the pastorate of the Green Road Baptist Church of Madison, Indiana, in May of 2017.

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.

Shawn Foster
Academic Dean - FirstBible School of Translation

After 30 years of serving as a pastor, God led Brother Foster to join FBST in March 2020. His background includes church planting, Bible publication, music, and leadership training. He graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1988, completed his Masters of Religious Education in 2018, and is currently writing his Ph.D. dissertation on dealing with abuse. He has a heart for helping Christian leaders continue to “Keep Company” by sharing biblical principles that affirm and develop God’s call in their lives. He and his wife Debbie have been married since 1988 and their four grown children are preparing to serve the Lord in various fields.

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 is the elementary principal at Milford Christian Academy, where she has served in both teaching and administrative roles for 16 years. Her teaching background also includes three years in a local public school as an intervention specialist. Kim grew up in a pastor's home and was saved at the age of eight. She has enjoyed serving in children's church ministries since her teen years. Kim also serves alongside her husband, Steve, in the Reformer's Unanimous ministry of First Baptist Church, Milford.

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.

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