1st “G” Staff

pastor2Dr. T. Vaughn Walker serves as the Senior Pastor. A native Virginian who is a graduate of Oregon State University (Ph.D.), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div./CE), Eastern Illinois University (M.S.), & Hampton University (B.S.). Dr. Walker additionally serves as Professor of Black Church Studies and WMU Professor of Christian Ministries in the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministries at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Cheryl have three children.

Rev Keith BushRev. Keith A. Bush, Sr., Assistant Pastor/Director of the 1st “G” Center for Family Development, Inc. A native Louisvillian, and graduate of Simmons College of Kentucky (B.S.). Rev Bush is the proud Father of 3 Sons and Grandfather of 4 Grandchildren.

craig2Rev. Craig Smith, Administrative Assistant to the Pastor/Minister of Christian Education, A native Mississippian and graduate of Alcorn State University . He is currently a student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree. Rev. Smith and his wife Marilyn have four children.

Rev. JC Campbell, Minister of College and Young Adults, A Louisville native and graduate of ????. Works at KState, Pursuing his Doctorate. Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Married with 3 daughters

Alexies Williams
Alexis Williams
, Church Secretary, Originally from Michigan, attended Michigan State University and Lawrence Technological College where she studied engineering and mathematics. She has served as administrative support for over 15 years within the automotive industry. She is happily married with 4 boys.

tommy jonesElder Tommy Jones, Jr., Minister of Worship and Music, born in Chicago, Il began his music career at age 7. Elder Jones has led many choirs and is a nationally renowned, award winning gospel recording artist. Elder Jones was ordained as a licensed Elder in 2009 and wrote his first book in 2010. He is the founder of Vessel Management, offering various ministry services.

Annette BridgesAnnette Bridges, Interim Director of the “1st G” C.D.C., Marilyn Smith assists Annette as the Volunteer Executive Director. Annette Bridges (Ms. B) has more than 30 years of experience in early childhood.  She has been an infant toddler teacher, preschool branch manager and a director of early childhood.  Annette is a graduate of Kentucky State University (BS) and Spalding University (MAT).  She is married to Dwain and they have two children and one grandchild.

TackettDr. Chuck Tackett, Minister of Relationship Empowerment is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Louisville since 1991,a graduate of George Fox University(Psy.D clinical psychology), Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (M.A. clinical psychology), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Southwest Baptist University (B.A.) Check out his marital research at http://www.pursuingheart.org/. He and his wife of 34 years are from Dayton,Ohio and have a teenager daughter.

Rev Mary Pauline OwensRev. Mary Pauline Owens, Director of Christian Social Ministry and Missions, A native of Hopkinsville, KY. Retired from Nursing and Communication Specialist. Rev. Owens is the mother of 1 Son and Proud grandmother of 1 granddaughter.

Rev Janice CarneyRev. Janice Carney, Evangelism, Ministry Director/Youth Facilitator, A native Louisvillian attended Simmons College of Kentucky and is a graduate of Central High School . Rev Carney is the Mother of 1 child, and a proud grandmother of 1 grandson.

Phyllis1Sis. Phyllis D Ferrell, Minister of Children and Youth, A native Louisvillian and graduate of Spalding University (BS) & the University of Louisville (MS), Sis. Phyllis and her husband, Stewart, have 1 child.

Dr HoffDr. E. Bill Hoff Jr., Minister of Media, A native Virginian and graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min/M.Div.), American University (M.A.) & University of Virginia (B.A.), Dr. Hoff is an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Wesleyan University. Dr. Hoff and his wife, Deborah, have three children.

Lillie Mae PerryRev. Lillie Mae Perry, Trustee Ministry Chairperson. Is a native of Louisville and a graduate of Sullivan University (MBA and MSMIT), & Western Kentucky University (B.S.). Her passion for ministry is Evangelism and Administration. Rev. Perry has over 23 years of experience in church finance, auditing and taxes. She and her husband Randy have five children combined.

Dea. Charles Ford Sr., Deacon Ministry Chairman. Deacon Ford is a native Louisvillian. He studied communications at the University of Louisville and is a proud father of 3 wonderful children.

David Howard2
Dea. David Howard Sr
., Business Administrator.
is a native Louisvillian,a graduate of Ballard High School, and he attended the University of Louisville, Business School. David and his wife Truzella have 3 children and are the proud grand parents of 7 grand children.

Phoebe CulverSis. Phoebe Culver, Business Administrative Asst
, is a native of Louisville and a business graduate of Sullivan College/University. She and her husband, J are the proud parents of two wonderful sons.
Tonita Cannon, Business Services Assistant

Angel Chichester (2)Sis. Angel Chichester, Web page and social media, is a Marketing graduate from Northern Kentucky University and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Angel received her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006. Angel specializes marketing and event planning and is the proud mother of one son.

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