Staff

Staff

Interim Pastor

Dr. Mark Coppenger

Dr. Coppenger brings years of experience to this ministry.  He recently retired from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he taught Christian Philosophy and Ethics.  Other experience includes pastor of First Baptist Church Eldorado, Arkansas, church planter on the north shore of Chicago, executive director for the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, short-term missionary, retired Army Infantry, editor of Kairos Journal, BibleMesh, and SBC Life Magazine, and a prolific writer of articles and…
Executive Pastor

Dr. Chuck Henderson

Chuck is our Transitional Executive Pastor, having joined the staff in June of 2020.  He has his Doctor of Ministry in Church Leadership from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of Memphis. Chuck and Sherri have been married since 1983, have four children and six grandchildren. His email address is: chuckh@fbchenderson.org
Minister to Students

Rev. Jacob Clutts

Jacob Clutts is husband of Mary, and father of Daniel, Nora, & Emily. He is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) & SIU Carbondale (Bachelor of Science). Jacob has served as our Minister to Students since 2015. Hobbies: Roasting Coffee, Woodworking, Music Favorite places in Henderson: Audubon Park & River Walk Favorite Authors: Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, David McCullough, & John Steinbeck TV Show: Jeopardy! Facebook
Director of Preschool & Children’s Ministries

Ellie Coursey

Ellie oversees all preschool and children’s educational programs including Sunday School, Discipleship Training, Missions activities and Vacation Bible School.  Ellie attended Georgetown College and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. After serving as a clinical pharmacist at Deaconess Hospital for 10 years, she sensed the call to ministry and has served children and families at HFBC since 1999. Her passions include helping children love the Lord and His word and helping parents fulfill their…
Hispanic Ministry Pastor

Rev. Jonathan Santos

Jonathan is the pastor of our Hispanic worship services. The Hispanic ministry started in 2010 and has a vibrant presence and fellowship here. Jonathan and his wife Laurie live in Henderson and are very active in the Hispanic community here.
Interim Worship Leader

David Hayashi

David comes to serve here with many years of music ministry experience. Currently he is finishing up a Master’s Degree in Church Music at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Before coming to Henderson FBC as Interim Worship Leader David served churches in Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky. Along with his musical ventures, David has traveled to over 14 countries to serve as a short-term missionary. It was on one of these trips that David met his beautiful wife…
Minister of Senior Adults and Pastoral Care

Rev. Alan Chamness

Alan graduated with a Bachelors of Music degree from Union University in Jackson, TN in 1970 and has a Master of Church Music degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has done additional course work at Southern and at Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago, IL. He also is a published hymn writer with Broadman Press in Nashville, TN.
Minister of Education and Evangelism

Rev. Ken Lupton

Ken is our Minister of Education and Evangelism. He is a graduate of Columbia International University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Denise have been married for over 40 years. They have 2 children, 1 grandson, and another grandson on the way in April 2020 that all live in the Louisville, Ky area. Ken enjoys reading leadership books, collecting and using Study Bibles, teaching, and watching America’s Got Talent, the Voice, and NCAA/NBA basketball. Ken’s audio testimony…
Director of First Kids Preschool

Mary Clutts

Mary is the director of First Kids Preschool. Mary graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. After teaching kindergarten and preschool in the public school setting for five years, she stayed home with her children and relocated to Henderson. Since living in Henderson, she has taught in First Kids Preschool for several years before becoming the director. Mary is married to HFBC Student Minister, Jacob Clutts, and they have three children- Daniel, Nora, and Emily.
Media Ministries Coordinator

Darrin Phegley

Darrin leads in all things creative at HFBC including the website, video, photography, advertising and promotional materials. Besides his work at the church and helping his wife Rhonda, of 28 years, raise their 9 kids, Darrin runs a photography business called Darrin Phegley-Capturing Life! He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1994 with a BA in Photojournalism. www.darrinphegley.com Facebook
Office Manager

Kathy Newman

After a brief retirement, Kathy joined the church staff as church Office Manager in April, 2016. Kathy and her husband, Buddy, a Henderson native, moved to Henderson from Southern California in 2004 and became members of HFBC in 2012.  Their blended family consists of three grown sons, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She enjoys reading, sewing, Bible study and frequent trips to visit the family in California. kathyn@fbchenderson.org
Administrative Assistant

Mary Fray

Mary has been on the staff at HFBC since 1996. She is a native of Evansville, IN and prior to moving to Henderson she worked for the Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of Commerce for 15 years.  Mary serves as a support to our pastors and office team.  She enjoys Bible study courses, reading, gardening and time with family and friends.
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