Pastors

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Pastors

Dr. Corey Abney
Lead Pastor

Corey Abney Lead Pastor

Dr. Corey Abney has served as the lead pastor of Florence Baptist Church in Northern Kentucky since 2012. His vision and ability to communicate the gospel has rallied the community and spurred growth year after year. He is spearheading a movement that is participating in strategic church planting, local and international missions, and positive community engagement.

Stephen Braswell
Student Pastor

Stephen Braswell Student Pastor

Stephen leads a dynamic and growing student ministry and he believes that students who put their faith in Christ will change the world. He leads our weekly student event called “the way” on Wednesday nights, and each summer he designs and implements our student “Camp Experience” in which hundreds of students engage in a life changing week off campus.

Brandon Emerson
Kidz Pastor

Brandon Emerson Kidz Pastor

Brandon leads the kidz ministry at Florence Baptist. He and his wife Amanda have two children and they love hiking, kayaking, and watching college football. He is passionate about helping children and their families find and follow Jesus by presenting the gospel in an fun and relatable way.

Philip Hearn
Worship Pastor – Mt. Zion Campus

Philip Hearn Worship Pastor

As Worship Pastor, Philip leads worship at our Mt. Zion campus, provides leadership to our praise band and singers, and directs our world-class Worship Choir. When Philip is not singing or whistling, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, and planning his next Disney World adventure. He is driven to lead our church in relevant, passionate, and Christ-honoring worship.

Jeff Howard Jr.
Campus Pastor – Greenview Campus

Jeff Howard Jr. Campus Pastor

Jeff is responsible for pastoring our Greenview Campus. He is a gifted communicator that faithfully delivers the gospel each week.  He and his wife, Denise have four children. Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing his guitar. He has a heart of a servant and a goal of expanding the influence of the gospel message.

Dr. Travis Kaiser
Teaching Pastor

Travis Kaiser Teaching Pastor

Dr. Travis Kaiser joined Florence Baptist’s staff in 2012 to provide leadership in missions, family ministry, and to help carry the load of preaching. Travis is passionate about connecting with people, seeing communities changed with the gospel, helping believers be mobilized to reach the lost and to see life change from preschoolers to senior adults. He loves spending time with his wife and four kids, cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats, fishing/camping, and discovering new restaurants.

Dr. Tavis McNair
Operations Pastor

Tavis McNair Operations Pastor

Dr. Tavis McNair joined the Florence Baptist staff in 2012. As the Operations Pastor and “details guy” he oversees our communications, facilities, technology, support staff, and special projects. When he’s not in the office, Tavis enjoys long distance running as well as hiking with his wife Tiffany and their four children. Tavis believes that any job that’s worth doing is worth doing right. He applies that principle in the church, striving for excellence in ministry in order to reach the most people possible with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jacob Saltsman
Discipleship Pastor

Jacob Saltsman Discipleship Pastor

Jacob, his wife Tiffani and their children have been at Florence Baptist Church since 2013. Jacob is our Discipleship Pastor and oversees our men’s and women’s ministries, all small and home group strategies, prospects, and first impressions. He is committed to seeing the people of Florence Baptist Church grow in their relationship with Jesus and reach people in their community with the gospel.

Josh Woods
Worship/Associate Pastor – Greenview Campus

Josh Woods Worship/Associate Pastor

Josh leads the music ministry and serves as an associate pastor at our Greenview Campus. He has a passion to connect with people through music and create an environment where people can worship Christ. Along with spending quality time with his wife and family, he loves sports, live music, and writing songs.

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