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For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many  

Mark 10:45


David Johnson

Senior Pastor

David became the Pastor at Waco Baptist Church in March of 2020 after serving on staff at churches in West Virginia and Kentucky. In preparation for ministry, David attended Liberty University where he earned a B.S. in Religion. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Liberty University School of Divinity. David has served in the Army for eleven years, and he currently serves in the Chaplain Corp of the Kentucky Army National Guard.


He has been married to his wife Kelsey since 2011. David has three children Adalyn (2014), Elias (2016), and Isabella (2019). He enjoys spending time with his family, watching football, and vacations at Walt Disney World. David desires to lead Waco Baptist Church to share the gospel and make disciples, starting in their neighborhoods and reaching the nations.

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 Justin Padgett

Family Pastor

Justin became the Family Pastor at Waco Baptist Church in May of 2021. He has served students and their families in Kentucky and Tennessee in the church and in the school system. Having grown up in Madison County, Justin is excited to have the opportunity to minister to families in the place he calls home. He believes the goal of student ministry is to help students mature into Christlike adults who are sent out into the world on mission. Also, he has a strong desire to equip parents to disciple their children. In order to achieve these goals, Justin has obtained degrees from Midwestern Baptist

Theological Seminary and Liberty University.

Justin has been married to his wife Ashley since 2006. They have four children; Sarah, Brian, Naomi, and Judah. Two of their children were adopted from foster care. The Padgetts have a passion for orphan care and hope to equip the church to serve the most vulnerable among us. In his spare time, Justin enjoys hunting, fishing, and UK basketball.   

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Barron Jones
Worship Pastor

Barron grew up in the Waco Baptist Church. He has been married to his wife Rebecca since 1997. They have two children Chance and Sydney.  Barron began leading worship at Waco Baptist in 1996. He also began teaching music in the Madison County Schools at that time. Barron holds two degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, a dual Bachelor's Degree in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education and a Master's Degree in School Counseling.


Lisa Miles
Church Administrator

Originally from Artemus, KY, Lisa has been a Christian for 49 years. She was raised in church coming from a long line of preachers, pastors, deacons and Godly women who shaped her faith and her love of The Word. She joined Waco Baptist Church in June 2023 to serve alongside her daughter and son-in-law, Sadie and Ryan Reeves. Lisa is also the proud Gigi of Beau Jackson Reeves. Lisa received a BA in Music Business Administration along with a Minor in Music from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.She received her Graduate degree in Middle School Education with emphasis in Math and Science and postgraduate degree in Educational Curriculum Design and Development from Union College in Barbourville, KY.


Thomas McKinney

Thomas grew up in Somerset, KY and has been a member at Waco since December 2022. He is studying Environmental Health Science at EKU and plans to attend Southern Seminary next Fall to earn his Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry.


Cleta Webb

Cleta has been recently brought on staff as the new church custodian. She has been a faithful member at Waco for many years. 

  • Waco Baptist Church

3646 Irvine Rd

Waco, KY 40385

Phone: (859) 369-5766


Sunday School - 10 AM

Sunday Morning Worship - 11 AM

Sunday Evening Worship - 7 PM

Wednesday Evening Worship - 7 PM

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