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Pastor Ken Thornton is originally from Vicksburg, MS, and is married to the former Ann Johnson of England, AR. They have two sons, Craig and Jonathan, and two granddaughters. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Baptist College in Conway, AR in 1982; a Master of Divinity degree in 1989 from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN; completed a full-year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX in 2006; and received a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership degree from Webster University in St. Louis, MO in 2007.
Pastor Ken has previously served as pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Memphis, TN and the Calvary Baptist Church in Vidalia, LA. He has served as both an Active Duty and Air Force Reserve Chaplain since 1997, serving at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR; Clear Air Force Station, AK; Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, LA; Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX; Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, OK; and Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL. He currently serves as a United States Air Force Reserve Chaplain at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Pastor Ken enjoys activities with family and friends, good coffee, reading, and watching Southeastern Conference football.
Bro. Bryan is originally from Arkadelphia, AR and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and a Master of Music in Church Music degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. He is working towards the Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Worship degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Bro. Bryan has previously served Southern Baptist churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Kentucky. Prior to coming back to Arkansas, he was Assistant Professor of Music at Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY and served as the director of the college choir, The Voices of Appalachia. He has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church since January, 2010.
In addition to his responsibilities at the church, Bro. Bryan serves as Associational Music Director for the Harmony Baptist Association in Pine Bluff, after serving in the same capacity for the Three Forks Baptist Association in Hazard, KY. He has participated in several community programs as well as being a member of the Pine Bluff Community Band, where he plays the French Horn. He is also an active singer and instrumentalist of the Arkansas Master’Singers, a combined chorus comprised of ministers of music, music teachers, accompanists, and staff members from Southern Baptist churches across Arkansas.
Bro. Bryan is married to the former Erin Berry of Carlisle, AR. They have two children: Kaitlyn and Keith.
Bro. Adam McCampbell is originally from White Hall, AR, and is married to the former Kendal Doggett of White Hall, AR. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR in 2007; a Master of Theological Studies in 2017 from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.
Bro. Adam has previously served as a Student Pastor at Shepherd Hill Baptist Church in Woodlawn, AR and First Baptist Church in Grandview, MO. He also served on the International Mission Board as a missionary in India. His purpose now is to take what he learned there and help Christians, young and old, live out their faith in a Biblical way, worthy of the gospel.
In addition to his responsibilities at the church, Bro. Adam serves as the Campus Pastor for Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Southeast Arkansas Community College, and as well does work with the BCM at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He also serves with Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Watson Chapel High School and in any other way they need him to serve. Bro. Adam also works alongside a coalition called No Place Left that works to train believers in reproducible ways to share their faith and disciple new believers for the purpose of sharing the gospel to every resident in a city until all have had multiple chances to hear and respond to it until there is no place left.
Bro. Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and family, good coffee, reading, traveling, watching sports, and mentoring young men to live as Jesus lived.