Staff

Staff

Senior Pastor

Rev. Sam Hinkson

Sam Hinkson is our Senior Pastor. He and his wife, Heather, have 3 married children: Abby (married to Kent), Clark (married to Emily), and Ethan (married to Brooke). They also have two granddaughters: Gabriella and Elizabeth. Sam graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in History, then served as a captain in the Marine Corps for almost 10 years before resigning his commission to attend seminary at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Sam is an expositional preacher…
Executive Pastor

Dr. Chuck Henderson

Chuck is our 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…
Worship & Missions Pastor

Rev. David Hayashi

David comes to serve here with many years of music ministry experience. He is about to complete a Master’s Degree in Church Music at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Before coming to Henderson’s FBC as Worship & Missions Pastor David served churches in Florida, Georgia, and Kentucky. Spending most of his adult life in South Georgia where he worked in restaurants along with ministering to local churches. While serving the church, David has been able to travel on…
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.
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 29 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 Fair

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 spending time and traveling with her husband, Clifford.
Administrative Assistant

Jill Meadows

Jill, a Henderson native, has been our Student & Children’s Ministry Assistant since March 2012.  Prior to joining the HFBC staff, Jill was a stay-at-home mom and long-time volunteer at HFBC.  Her responsibilities focus on assisting our Minister to Students and Director of Preschool and Children’s Ministry. She has been married to her husband Jimmy for 28 years and they have two adult children. Jill enjoys Bible study, reading and spending time with her family.
Custodian

Raymond Wethington

Raymond has been on the HFBC staff for 17 years. His responsibility is to maintain the cleanliness of the church facility. He has two adult sons and is married to Linda.  He likes hunting and horseback riding.