Staff

We are blessed to have such a great staff at Parkway Baptist Church!   God has assembled a leadership team that truly loves God and loves others!  Feel free to contact any of the staff if you have any questions or would like to connect with their ministry. 

Pastor

DeWayne Gibson

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DeWayne served for 25 years in student ministry and is in his 6th year at Parkway as Pastor.  He has been involved in international missions for the past 18 years, serving mostly in Northern Ireland with Richie and Jen Shilliday through RIOT ministries http://riotdundrum.co.uk/about/staff-volunteers/

DeWayne teaches full time as well as is the Co-Director of the LaRue County High and Middle Schools FCA.  DeWayne has a long history of coaching Football, Track, Girls Softball and is currently the head coach for the LCHS Archery team. 

DeWayne received his undergraduate degrees from Campbellsville University in 1992 and received his Master's degree from Western Kentucky University in 2000.  DeWayne is married to Carlene who is also an alum of Campbellsville University and teaches 1st grade at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Hodgenville.

DeWayne and Carlene have 3 children Eli, Abi and Lilli. 

Follow DeWayne on Twitter  or find him on Facebook OR email at dewayne.gibson@larue.kyschools.us


Praise and Worship Leader

DeMarcus Compton

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DeMarcus developed a love for music at a very young age.  In his childhood home in Greensburg, KY, DeMarcus listened to his mom sing around the house and dad play the guitar and piano.  During his middle school years, he became the church pianist for the Mt. Union Baptist Church in Allendale, KY.  He served in this position until he started attending Parkway 4 years ago.  In high school, DeMarcus joined a Christian band called Steadfast.  He continues to travel with this ministry, which has changed its name to Incandescence. 

DeMarcus teaches special education at Lincoln Trail Elementary School in Elizabethtown, KY.  He received his undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from Campbellsville University in 2009.  DeMarcus went on to obtain his masters degree from CU in special education in 2012.  While at Campbellsville, DeMarcus played saxophone in the marching, pep, and concert bands all 4 years and served as the field commander of the marching band in 2008 and 2009.  He plans to go back to school in the fall at the University of the Cumberlands to obtain his Rank 1 in administration to become a school principal one day. 

DeMarcus is married to Brittany Compton, who is a graduate of the University of Louisville and works as a social worker in Louisville, KY.  Brittany also serves as the Children's Director here at Parkway.  They do not have kids yet, but have been blessed with many "sons" and "daughters" in the youth group at Parkway.

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Student Minister

Jasmine Barnett

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Jasmine's Bio

 

Jasmine is from the small town of Greensburg,KY. Graduating from Green County High School in 2008, she went on to attend Campbellsville University. In 2013 she graduated from Campbellsville University with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education 5-12  Social Studies. It was shortly before that in March of 2012 that God brought Jasmine to Parkway Baptist Church. Beginning her journey as an interim youth minister she came on to the staff officially in August of 2012.

Since that time God has opened doors for Jasmine to work full-time at Campbellsville University serving as the Ministry Coordinator for Church Outreach and the Assistant Director of First CLASS. What Jasmine loves most about her careers is that they are callings. She has a passion for students and a strong desire to invest in the next generation of leaders. While life is busy and hectic she would not trade the place that God has positioned her to be in. One of the key focus's of ministry for Jasmine is to be on mission. She believes that if we teach the next generation to be on mission globally, domestically and locally they will grow the future church into all that God wants it to be.

 In the mean time Jasmine is planning for the future growth of student ministries at Parkway Baptist Church. In May of 2016 the student ministries will have their first official space to conduct services. Aside from responsibilities at Parkway Baptist Church and CU, Jasmine has a commitment to be a life long learner. She recently received  her Masters of Theology from Campbellsville University in December of 2015 and is currently working on her Masters of Divinity at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky. In the future she plans to obtain a PH.D. in leadership. Jasmine is blessed to serve at Parkway and looks forward to all that God has in store for the church!

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Twitter & Instagram: @jdrummer08


Children's Ministry Director

Brittany Compton

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Brittany is the oldest of five children and has always loved being around kids.  Brittany has grown up volunteering in children's ministry.  When Brittany was in middle school, she began regularly volunteering in the children's nursery at Evangel North Church. She served in  this position until marrying her husband, DeMarcus. Following marriage, Brittany began attending Parkway in 2014. In 2015, Brittany began working with the Wee Worship Ministry and has continued to do so. Working with children has always been Brittany's passion.

Brittany is a Social Service Clinician and works for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services on a specialized unit. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Louisville in 2009. Brittany went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Justice Administration, also from the University of Louisville. While at U of L, Brittany was involved in several philanthropic activities, many of which allowed Brittany to work with children and focus on literacy. 

Brittany is married to DeMarcus Compton who is an elementary school teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary. DeMarcus and Brittany have been married since October of 2014.  Brittany loves serving alongside her husband, DeMarcus, who is currenlty serving as one of the church's Worship Leaders at Parkway.

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" Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6

 

 

 

 


Associate Pastor

Andrew Bennett

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Andrew is from the small community of Hudgins located in Green County, Kentucky.  He received his high school diploma from Green County High School in 2007 and went on to continue his education at Campbellsville University.  Andrew graduated from CU in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education 7-12 in the area of Biology.  While attending Campbellsville University Andrew accepted his call into ministry.

Since that time as a Sophomore in college, Andrew has walked in his calling using both music and the spoken word to spread the Gospel.  Andrew first attended Parkway Baptist in 2012 and shortly after began to serve in the praise band.   In October 2015, Andrew was ordained into the ministry at Parkway and now serves as the Associate Pastor and the Media and Tech Coordinator.  He also serves as the Coordinator for Audio/Visual Services and plans to soon extend his education with a Master's degree.

Andrew is excited to be serving at Parkway Baptist and believes fully in Building Up God's Kingdom and looks forward to what God has in store for Parkway Baptist Church.

You can connect with Andrew on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram OR email at ajbennett@campbellsville.edu


Administrative Assistant

Michelle Milford

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Michelle comes from a background of over 18 years in banking and administrative work.  She has been the treasurer of Parkway Baptist Church since 2016.  In January 2017, Michelle accepted the position of Administrative Assistant for Parkway.   Serving others and the church is something Michelle and her family believe God had called them to do.  She has been married to Todd Milford for 19 years and they have two daughters, Kendra and Ally Rae.  Her husband Todd serves as a deacon at Parkway. 

Find Michelle on Facebook or email milford165@yahoo.com

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12: 9-11


Local Mission Coordinator

Sandy Kidd

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Sandy has served as Local Missions Coordinator at Parkway since 2015.  She felt led to this ministry after serving as VBS Director for 12 years and Baptist Young Women's group for more than 20 years in various leadership positions at her former church.

Sandy feels that God has led her to local missions and enjoys serving and coordinating groups to work on site for Habitat for Humanity where her brother is the Executive Director.   In addition to working to build homes for family she  coordinates with Parkway families to feed college groups that come to Kentucky to work with Habitat.  She also coordinates groups to serve an ongoing ministry at Warm Blesssings and Feeding America.  She has led groups to Eastern Kentucky  to help with rebuilding after a massive flood working along side Christian Appalachian Project and partnered with Calvary Campus for renovations at their facility in 2016. 

Sandy is the new Executive Director of the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.   She is graduate of the Leadership LaRue County 2015-2016 class.

Sandy has been married to Larry Kidd for 28 years.  Larry serves as Trustee for Parkway Baptist Church.  Larry and Sandy has one daughter Autumn who graduated from LCHS and The University of Louisville School of Nuring.  Autumn is employed at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

 


Nursery Coordinator

Missy Wilkerson

(270)312-3163

Missy has been a member of Parkway Baptist Church for over 8 years.  She has worked in child care for 14 years and currently works for the Child Development Center in Fort Knox.  Missy is married to Tony Wilkerson and they have a daughter, Kirsten.  Tony serves as a deacon here at Parkway Baptist.  Kirsten serves as one of the teachers for  Wee Worship.    

Missy has a heart for children and will take care of your child where you will have no worries while you worship.  Find Missy on Facebook!