Chad Fugitt

Pastor

Pastor Chad came to serve at Central in February of 2011. He is a graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is currently working to complete his Doctor of Ministry in Evangelism and Church Growth. Chad is passionate about ministry. He loves preaching, discipling believers, and missions. He serves with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Caleb and Aubrey Grace.

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Derek Hughes

Worship Pastor

Derek Hughes came to Central Baptist in 2015. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Music Education and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Worship Leadership at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about discipling musicians and vocalists as well as leading the church in corporate worship through the singing of God centered, gospel focused, and scripture saturated songs. Derek and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children -John, Amy, and Joshua.

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Josh Pollitt

Children & Families’ Pastor

Josh joined the Central Baptist family in October of 2014. He graduated from the University of the Cumberlands and earned his Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife, Stephanie, is always serving close beside him. Josh is committed to a children’s ministry that deliberately partners with parents and guardians, regularly proclaims the stories of the Bible, and provides an atmosphere where kids have tons of fun. Josh also leads the counseling ministry of Central Baptist Church and is affiliated with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

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James Vandy

Senior Adult Pastor

James joined the staff at Central Baptist in January, 2015. He is a graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and Union College. He retired from full-time ministry after forty-four years as a pastor – thirty of those years at the East Barbourville Baptist Church. He and his wife Connie have four grown children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

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Jeff Sparks

Student Pastor

Jeff is a graduate of Georgetown College and has a Master of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Tera Sparks and has a two children, Isaac and Anna. Jeff has served as a full-time Student Pastor in local church ministry since 2005 and has been serving at Central Baptist since June of 2011.

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