Mike Thompson is our Senior Pastor. He began his ministry here at Chaplin on September 15, 2015. Previously, he pastored at New Liberty Baptist Church and Apple Creek Baptist Church, both located in Ohio. Pastor Mike and Kim have been married since 1984. They have three children and five grandchildren.




Bro. Gene Smith is the Associate Pastor at Chaplin Baptist Church. His area of focus is music and education ministry, and his emphasis is on strengthening families.  He desires to support, encourage, and equip parents in raising their children to know and love the Lord… to give young people opportunities for service so that they might learn the value of investing in others… to be a facilitator in bridging intergenerational relationships within the church… and to teach the Bible chronologically so that people might understand God’s Word as it was intended—as God’s revelation of Himself in the context of real history. Bro. Gene enjoys spending time with his precious family-- his wife, Alana, daughter Raina, and sons Shepherd and Elijah. 

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Zac and Kayla joined our staff as interim Youth Directors in January of 2019 and were voted in to the permanent position in July. Zac and Kayla truly enjoy working with young people and have had a wonderful time watching the youth program grow. They also serve as our Outreach Directors and are looking forward to seeing the church grow as a whole.

Besides serving at the church, Zac works in quality control at a machine shop in Bardstown, KY and Kayla is working on her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University. 


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Kathy serves as our Children's Director here at Chaplin Baptist Church. She has been an elementary school teacher for 27 years and has enjoyed extending her love for children as she guides them along their spiritual journeys. Kathy has two children, Zach and Kayla, and many animals! She is an excellent staff member here at Chaplin Baptist Church, and looks forward to seeing children come forward to accept Christ as their savior as the church grows. If you have any questions for Kathy, please visit our Children's Ministry page or feel free to reach out to her directly!