Elders & Deacons

Clint Armani


Clint and his family moved to Louisville in 2020 following his Air Force career. Clint is an engineer and educator by background. He now works at Southern Seminary and teaches math at Boyce College.

Randall Breland

Associate Pastor of Students and Outreach

Randall and Bethany have been at Kenwood since 2008 and are the proud parents of Evangeline, Juliana, and Shepherd. Randall holds an M.Div and Ph.D. in Old Testament from Southern Seminary. Randall enjoys cycling, hiking, golf, reading biographies, laughter, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Dustin Brown


Dustin is married to his wife, Abby, and has been at Kenwood since October 2015. Dustin works at Southern Seminary, where he earned his M.Div. He enjoys hiking, reading, exploring new things, and meeting up with people for coffee, but most of all, spending time with his wife!

Denny Burk

Associate Pastor of Teaching and Training

Denny has been an elder at Kenwood since 2010.

Kyle Claunch


Kyle and his family have been at Kenwood since 2022. He is married to Ashley, and they are the happy parents of six children: Josiah, Micah, Samuel, Alexandria, Lila, and Titus. Kyle is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he has served since 2017. He has more than twenty years of experience in various kinds of pastoral ministry prior to coming to Kenwood.

Matt Damico

Associate Pastor of Worship and Operations

Matt and his wife, Anna, have been at Kenwood since 2009. Matt became a Christian while a student at the University of Minnesota, then moved to Louisville to attend Southern Seminary, where he graduated in 2012. Matt loves his wife, his children, reading, writing, watching and playing sports, the outdoors, and music.

Danny Gulley


Danny and his wife, MeLisa, grew up in Louisville and have been members at Kenwood Baptist Church since 2017. Danny works as a realtor and MeLisa is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. They enjoy spending time together with their grandchildren, family, friends, and — most of all — the saints.

Jim Hamilton

Senior Pastor

Jim and his family have been at Kenwood since 2009. He and his wife, Jill, are blessed with five children: Jake, Jed, Luke, Evie and Isaiah. Jim also serves as Professor of Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Louisville, he was Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas and was the preaching pastor at Baptist Church of the Redeemer.


Associate Pastor of Member Care

JO and his family were members at Kenwood from 2010-2011. They left for Southern Hills Bible Church in Custer, SD where he served as the Preaching Elder for 8 years, and then returned to Louisville in the summer of 2019 to join the Kenwood staff.

Matt Pierce


Matt and his wife have been at Kenwood since 2009. Matt became a believer soon after graduating form Murray State University. He met his wife while serving with the IMB in Northeast Thailand, then returned to the US and completed his M.Div. and Ph.D. at Southern Seminary. Matt enjoys eating good food with friends and family.

Colin Smothers


Colin and his wife, Elise, have been at Kenwood since 2010, with the exception of a few years of pastoral ministry in Kansas, where Colin is originally from. He serves as Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Director of the Kenwood Institute. Colin teaches as an adjunct for Boyce College. He and his wife have six children.

John Wilsey


John and his wife, Mandy, have two daughters, Caroline and Sally. The Wilseys have been at Kenwood since 2020, and have been in Louisville since John came to teach church history and philosophy at Southern Seminary in 2018. John has been in church, Christian school, and seminary ministry since 1992.


Logan Abbott

Jonathan Ahlgren

Jeff Ayres

Andrew Baron

Jason Coobs

Nathan Goodman

Nate Harmon

Alex Morgan

Max Oesterling

Amos Peck

Ethan Powers

Joshua Settlemoir

Andy Ward