Staff & Leadership
Robert Fox, Jr.
Bob Fox is a native Kentuckian and life-long part of the Baptist tradition. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, his family moved to California shortly after his arrival for five years before returning to the Commonwealth. He is a product of the Jefferson County Public Schools, graduating from Louisville Central High School. Following the example of his parents, he attended Centre College in Danville graduating with honors. He graduated from Southern Seminary with an M.Div. in the last class whose diplomas were signed by Roy Honeycutt. Having deeply planted his roots in the Baptist tradition, he attended Vanderbilt University where he was granted an MA and exposure to the richness of the broader Christian tradition.
Bob grew up in St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville. He was baptized there at age 12. It was the influence of his experiences there that led him to sense a call to ministry as he went through high school. While at Centre, he attended his Mother’s family church, Lexington Avenue Baptist. During his junior and senior years of college, he served as Lexington Avenue Baptist Church’s youth minister. His first pastorate was in Ohio County in the small farming community of Matanzas. While there, he led the West Point Baptist Church to affiliate with the newly formed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and served as a part of the group who founded the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship which would become CBF Kentucky. After eight years in Western Kentucky, he was called as pastor of the First Baptist Church, South Boston, VA serving for five years. In Virginia, he was a member of the CBF Virginia coordinating council. It was the answer to prayer when he was called back to Kentucky to Faith Baptist Church in Georgetown where he has been the pastor for the past sixteen years. During this time, he has been active in KBF/CBF Kentucky serving as moderator and in other areas of leadership.
Bob’s wife, Janet, has multiple advanced degrees in counseling and education. She is currently the Guidance Counselor at the Locust Trace Agri-Science Center, an innovative technical education center in Fayette County. They have two adult sons.
Bob enjoys all sorts of reading and has special interest in J.R.R. Tolkien, Frederick Buechner and William Faulkner. While not an athlete, he enjoys basketball, running and golf. Bob is a big fan of all things Disney.
He enjoys travel and binge watching his favorite shows on Netflix.
Peggy is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, and studied at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has a wealth of experience in Baptist life, including serving with the Home Mission Board in Church Planting in Nevada, serving several churches as Minister of Children; and working as the Faculty Secretary for 17 professors at Southern Seminary. She served as Minister of Children at Jeff Street Baptist Community at Liberty, and as an educator in Jefferson County Public Schools, in Louisville, from which she has retired.
Peggy and her husband, Earle, have two grown children, and two grandchildren. She is currently a member of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville.
Those who serve in leadership positions with CBF Kentucky are nominated to serve by partner churches and individuals. The past moderator of the CBF Kentucky enlists these people to serve and they are elected by the voting body at the annual Spring Gathering of CBF Kentucky.
The Coordinating Council meets three times a year; March, CBF Kentucky Spring Gathering (April) and August. Additional meetings for work groups are held separately in person or by conference call.
2018-2019 CBF KENTUCKY COORDINATING COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE COORDINATING COUNCIL
Moderator: Beth Parker (Clergy, FBC Middlesboro)
Moderator-Elect: Tim Hobbs, (Clergy, Community, Henderson)
Past Moderator: David Graham (Laity, First Baptist, Morehead)
Secretary: Elaine Williams (Laity, Third Baptist, Owensboro)
Treasurer: Robert Davis (Laity, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville)
Administrative Chair: Tim Hargrove (Laity, First Baptist, Middletown)
Missions Chairs: Justin Sizemore (Clergy, Calvary Baptist, Lexington)
Ministries Chair: Alex Lockridge (Clergy, First Baptist, Corbin)
ADMINISTRATIVE WORK GROUP
Tim Hargrove, CHAIR (Laity, First Baptist, Middletown, 2021)
Robert Davis, (Laity, Highland Baptist, Louisville, Treasurer)
Joe Early , (Laity, Campbellsville, 2023)
David Graham (Laity, First Baptist, Morehead, Past Moderator)
Dartanya Hill (Clergy, West End Baptist, Louisville, 2022)
Tim Hobbs, (Clergy, Community Baptist, Henderson, 2020)
Dwayne Howell, (Clergy, Campbellsville, 2023)
Amber Inscore Essick (Port Royal, Turners Station, 2020)
Amanda Langlands (Clergy, Faith Baptist, Georgetown, 2021)
Dwight Lovan (Laity, First Baptist, Frankfort, 2022)
Bennye Middleton, (Laity, St. Steven Baptist, Louisville, 2023)
Beth Parker (Clergy, First Baptist, Middlesboro, Moderator)
Pam Staples (Laity, Salem Baptist, Morgantown, 2021)
MISSIONS WORK GROUP
Justin Sizemore, CHAIR (Clergy, Calvary, Lexington, 2021)
Rusty Cherry (Laity, St. Matthews Baptist, Louisville, 2020)
Bob Edinger (Laity, First Baptist Church, Middlesboro, 2021)
Sharon Felton (Clergy, Faith Baptist, Georgetown, 2023)
Scott Garren (Laity, St. Matthews Baptist, Louisville, 2022)
Bill Genet (Clergy, Third Baptist, Owensboro, 2021)
Tyler Johnson (Clergy, First Baptist, Williamsburg, 2022)
Callie Minks (Laity, Danville, 2023)
Pat Ramey (Laity, First Baptist, Williamsburg, 2023)
Stephen Summers (Laity, Calvary Baptist, Lexington, 2022)
Brian Varble (Clergy, Calvary Baptist, Lexington, 2023)
Elaine Williams (Laity, Third Baptist, Owensboro, 2021)
MINISTRIES WORK GROUP
Alex Lockridge, CHAIR (Clergy, First Baptist, Corbin, 2021)
Anita Baskin (Laity, Danville, 2023)
Jim Cobban (Clergy, First Baptist, Middletown, Ministries Council)
Sharon Davis (Laity, Broadway Baptist, Louisville, 2023)
Mark Johnson (Clergy, Central Baptist, Lexington, 2020)
Shelia Klopfer, (Clergy, Georgetown Baptist, Georgetown, 2020)
Jolene Lord (Laity, Bowling Green, 2023)
Lindsay Lowe (Laity, First Baptist, Corbin, 2020)
Lauren McDuffie (Clergy, First Baptist, Morehead, 2020)
Alice Mull (Laity, Living Faith Baptist, Elizabethtown, 2022)
Alice Tremaine (Clergy, First Baptist, Corbin, 2021)
Liza Zahalka (Clergy, Big Springs Presbyterian Trinity Baptist, Bloomfield, 2022)
COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP COORDINATING COUNCIL
CBF Kentucky members serving in leadership positions for CBF Global are:
Jim Cobban (Clergy, First Baptist Middletown, Louisville)
Sharon Felton (Clergy, Faith Baptist, Georgetown)
Emily Holladay (Clergy, Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville)
Jessica Jasper (Clergy, Living Faith Baptist Church, Elizabethtown)
Lauren McDuffie (Clergy, First Baptist Church, Morehead)