Elders & Deacons

Denny Burk

Associate Pastor

Denny has been an elder at Kenwood since 2010.

Randall Breland

Associate Pastor of Students and Outreach

Randall and Bethany have been at Kenwood since 2008 and are the proud parents of Evangeline and Juliana. 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.

Christopher Burtch

Elder

Christopher and his wife, Jennifer, have been at Kenwood since 2011 and have been blessed with three children: Elijah, Joshua, and Ruth. Christopher moved to Louisville to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—M.Div., 2012. Christopher then pursued business, earned an M.B.A., and now works at a local IT company in healthcare. Christopher enjoys spending time with his family, home improvement, and cooking.

Matt Damico

Associate Pastor of Worship

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 (Willa, Everly, and Miles), reading, writing, watching and playing sports, the outdoors and music.

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.

Gabe Molnar

Elder

Gabe grew up in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Kentucky to attend Asbury University in 2005. Gabe met his wife Jenna at Asbury, they were married in 2010, and now have four children: Eleanor, Teddy, Franklin, and Patrick. They became members at Kenwood in 2014 and Gabe works in his family’s commercial real estate company. Gabe enjoys hiking with his kids, playing on Kenwood’s softball team, and backyard bonfires with friends.

Matt Pierce

Elder

Matt and his wife Bui have been at Kenwood since 2009. He is from Murray, Kentucky and his wife is from Sukhothai, Thailand. Matt serves the refugee community along with other volunteers through Kenwood. Prior to coming to Kenwood Matt served with the IMB in Northeast Thailand at Mahasarakham University. Matt enjoys spending time with friends and eating Thai food prepared by his talented wife.

JO

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.


Deacons

Logan Abbott

Jonathan Ahlgren

Jeff Ayers

Dustin Brown

Jason Coobs

Chris Davis

Nathan Goodman

Danny Gulley

Caleb Payne