BPBC Ministry Staff
Rev. Erica Whitaker
Erica Whitaker is a Texas native. She, along with her husband Josh and their two dogs, Fred and Lucy, came to Louisville, KY in September 2016. Before moving to Kentucky, she served as a pastoral resident at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Erica has a Master of Divinity degree from Baylor University George W. Truett Seminary and a Bachelors of Arts and Science from the University of North Texas. Erica also has five units of Clinical Pastoral Education and has served as associate pastor of several churches across Texas. Erica is a member of the EmpowerWest group of black and white pastors coming to together to empower the west end of Louisville by means of education and economic development. She is a monthly write for Baptist News Global and is currently writing her first fantasy novel for publication. She is a passionate preacher, an avid reader, a world traveler and a lover of coffee and creation.
Rev. Sara Clark Turpin
Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation
Sara Turping was born and raised in Louisville, KY and has served Buechel Park Baptist Church since 2013. She earned a Mastor of Divinity degree from Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, along with a Bachelor of Arts and a ABchelor of Science from Georgetown College with majors in Religion and Business Administration: Management and minors in Church Music and Psychology. She has been both a Coorperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Scholar and Fellow and served on the CBF Kentucky Coordinating Council and Execitive Committee. before coming to Buechel Park, Sara served as the Youth Minister at Melbourne Heights Baptist CHurch in Louisville for almost four years. SHe loves spending time with her hubsand, Neal and their son, Luke, as well as watching a good television comedy, playing the flute and training for the Debery Mini Marathon each year.
David Allen Lindsay
Minister of Music
Born in Norfolk, Virginia and lived in the Tidewater area until going to college, David has always been involved in church music and cannot remembers a time when he was not singing in a choir! WHile attending Carson-Newman University , he served several churches as part-time music director. Upon graduation, he became Minister of Music and Youth at Deep Creek Baptist CHurch in Chesapeake, Va., seriving there for two years. David was then called as Mnister of Music and Youth at Monument Heights Baptist Church in Richmand, VA. While at Monument Heights, he also was a members of the Virginia Baptist Chorale, made up of Ministers of Music from throughout Virginia. David also service as Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church of Hopewell, VA. For several years directing the Chancel Choir and handbell. He has had the priviledge of singing with a number of groups including the Baltimore Symphony Chorus and Chorale, the Kentucky Opera Chorus and the Indiana Univeristy Community Chorus. FOr the past two and half-years, he was the music director as Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, KY. David worked for YUM! Brands for nearly 30 years and is currently a business consultant and teacher in the Workforce Solutions Departments of Jefferson Community Technical College.
A native of Louisville, Leigh joined the Buechel Park Baptist Church staff in May 2014. She brings extensive experience as a conference and meeting planner/senior administrative assistant to BPPC.
Nicole began working as with Parent’s Day Out in May 2000 and became the director in May 2004. She graduated from Sullivan University in 2013 with an Associate of Science Degree in early Childhood education, the Professional Nanny Diploma, and has earned the Kentucky Early Childhood Director’s Credential Certificate. She loves working with young children and see the world through their eyes.
On May 20th, 2018 Kevin graduated with his Associates of Arts in Religious Studies and is now about to embark on his last semester as a senior at Simmons College of Kentucky, the nation’s 107th HBCU, where he will also receive his Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies (Fall 2019). He has just recently been accepted into the Masters of Divinity Program (2020) with a concentration in Black Church Studies at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Kevin is also a devoted husband to his wife Jay Adams and a loving father to their two girls Nyla and Aniya Adams. Kevin loves to read books and write. His passion includes spending quality time with his family, cooking with his wife and being outdoors. He also loves to have fun and to laugh and loves to binge watch channels like HGTV and the travel channel. He and his family are very excited about becoming a part of the Buechel Park Baptist Church family and connecting with all the members as the months go by. Kevin is looking forward to growing, learning and serving with everyone in ministry.
Born and raised in Central Kentucky, Jackson grew up as a well-known leader in his community. Much of his current success is because of leadership and work opportunities he had as a child in Mount Sterling. Because of his burning passion to make the world a better place, Jackson started a “by kids, for kids” youth organization that met regularly to perform small community service projects. Over the years, this group grew and transformed into an organization called Serve Lead Inspire, which is a leadership conference for youth in Montgomery County, KY. It is still the only one of its kind in the community and has led many youth in the community to great leadership opportunities across the Commonwealth. Throughout the years, so many organizations, clubs, and movements, including GenerationOn, Serve Lead Inspire, and Montgomery County Young Democrats, have been inspired by Jackson‘s passion to change the world for the better and his pride for his home. Jackson is currently attending Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, the oldest institution west of the Appalachian mountains. He has a deep interest in Politics, religion, culture, and education, and the good thing about having so many interests is that he can dive into all of them at Transy, a school where well-rounded, challenging education is not only encouraged, but required. Jackson was recently elected to the Transylvania Student Government Association as a first year senator. At Transy, Jackson is double majoring in Religion and Business and minoring in Educational Studies.