Gilead Baptist Church
Welcome Home

Pastor Kevin Thacker

On May 22, 2005, I surrendered to the call to preach. I had been assisting with the youth at Faithway Baptist Church since 2003, but felt the Lord calling me to do more. After struggling with the call for several months, I finally surrendered and announced my call to preach. On June 5, 2005, I preached my first message at Faithway Baptist Church titled Jesus: Servant and Ransom from Mark 10:42-45. On May 23, 2010, almost 5 years to the day of my surrender to preach, I was ordained at Faithway Baptist Church. In December 2010, I began serving as the pastor at Kellytown Baptist Church in Oliver Springs, TN and served there until August 2015. From August 2015 until January 2017, I filled in at different churches knowing that God had a place for me to serve as pastor again. In February 2017, I was elected to serve as pastor at Gilead Baptist Church.

I am thankful for the opportunity to pastor at Gilead and I am grateful to have my wife Heather and four daughters (Madisyn, Olivia, Hannah, and Cana) serving with me. I am looking forward to the things that God has in store for Gilead and I am continuing to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that souls can be saved.

In His Service,
Kevin Thacker
Isaiah 40:31