Jim Bird and his wife, Diana, have been married for 33 years. They have three children and two grandchildren. He is employed by LTS Logistics. He was ordained as a deacon in 2001 and has since served the church as Chairman of Deacons. He has also served as our church sound technician, on the youth team, as an usher, a van ministry driver, as well as performed in our Valentines Banquets.
Ken Brockman and his wife, Judy, have been married for 39 years. They have three children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Additionally, has served in the Sanctuary Choir, on the Trustees, as a Sunday School teacher, A Room In The Inn ministry and Belarus Missions.
Ron and Bonnie Burgess have been married for 46 years! They have 5 children. They are charter members of Valley View Baptist Church. Ron was ordained as a minister in 1962. He and Bonnie have a true passion for missions and have taken countless mission trips all around the world to share The Word of The Lord "to all continents but Antartica"! Both Ron and Bonnie love to serve The Lord and that has included everything from Children's Worship, Vacation Bible School, and teaching Sunday School.
Bill Feekes retired 1SG with the U.S. Army after 24 years of service. He has been stationed as close as Ft. Knox to as far away as Ft. Greely in Alaska and Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, as well as Ft. Carson, Ft. Jackson, and Ft. Bliss. Currently, Bill is the JROTC Instructor at Bullitt Central High School in Shepherdsville, KY. He was married to Cindy Feekes for 32 years before her passing. Their son, Cody, is also an ordained deacon here at Valley View. Bill also serves as an Usher and in the Van Driver ministry.
Cody Feekes is a 25 year old who has recently graduated from WKU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is the son of Bill and Cindy Feekes and has spent a large part of his life at Valley View. In fact, many of you will remember him as a young boy helping set out tables and chairs (or put them away) for church meals and events. He has served as an usher as well as with fellowship and Wednesday night family meals.
Hans Hess and his wife, Sherry, have been married for 33 years. They have three children. Currently he is employed by Trideum. He was previously ordained a deacon at Valley View in 2004 and is currently serving at a property steward and as an usher.
Craig Hughes and his wife Tammy have been married for 31 years. They are blessed with two wonderful daughters, their sons-in-law, and 6 beautiful granddaughters! He is originally from Pittsburgh PA,(Go Pirates! Go Steelers! Go Penguins!). He served in the U.S. Army for 25 years, and currently works at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command as an IT Specialist. Outside interests include spending time with his family, camping, and sports. He is also involved with the Van Driver ministry.
My name is Gary Lee. I have been married to my wife Kathy for almost 44 years. We have 2 grown sons, Christopher & Stephen. I retired in 2014 after 41 years in the railroad industry. I accepted the Lord at the age of 13 and was baptized at Vine Grove Baptist. We are charter members of Valley View Baptist and I currently serve as a Trustee.
Paul Lee and his wife, Donna, have been married for 13 years and have five children and eleven grandchildren. He is retired from the Illinois Dept. of Corrections. Most notably, he and Donna were instrumental in bringing the Room In The Inn Ministry to Valley View, which offers warm beds, clean linens and hot meals to the homeless during our coldest winter months. Additionally, Paul serves Wednesday night meals every 1st Wednesday. Those that know Paul, knows he has a true servant’s heart.
Gerald Lowery and his wife, Wanda, have been married for 48 years! They have two children and four grandchildren. He is retired from Hardin County Schools and was ordained in 2004. He has also served our church as a Trustee, as Chairman of the Personnel team, on the Finance committee, counting committee and on the Ad Hoc Long Range Planning team.
Mike Lucas and his wife, Stacey, have been married for 20 years. They have two sons, Chase and Aaron. His is currently employed at the Human Resource Command (HRC) on Ft. Knox in the Soldier Records Branch. Mike has been busy serving our church in the areas of the Sunday Night Youth Rec, the Bus ministry, as well as in the kitchen and as an usher.
My name is Chris Mayhew. I have been married to my wife Patti for 37 years. We have 2 grown children, Brennen and Brittany, who are both married, and one grandchild, Tyee. I retired after 34 years from Reynolds/Alcoa Aluminum and currently work for the city of Vine Grove as Planning & Zoning Administrator. I’ve been a member of Valley View since 1990 and have served as deacon, trustee, property steward, and chief cook & bottle washer.
My name is Don Schempf. I have been married to my wife Melesa for 31 years. We have one child, Bailey Grace. I am currently employed by the Department of Defense at Human Resource Command (HRC), and retired from the Army at Fort Knox. I am currently serving on the Property Stewards Team. I have also been involved with the Youth.
Joe Simonin ~ Deacon Chairman 2018-2019
Joe Simonin and his wife, Sherry, have been happily married for 33 years. They are parents to Jessica Simonin Thomas, who is married to Chris Thomas. The biggest news in the Simonin family is the answered prayers of their beautiful new granddaughter, Lizzie! Joe is a retired Colonel, having served the Army for 28 years. He and Sherry owned and operated Gold Nugget Army Surplus for 34 years. He is serving as our Building Fund Treasurer, as a Trustee and Usher. He volunteers with the Room In The Inn and the Holiday Food Basket ministries. Additionally, he serves on the Outreach/Marketing team. Yet, still the greatest joy in their life is their recently joining the grandparents club!
Steve Utter was married to his wife, Ann, for 36 years before she passed. They have one child and 4 grandchildren. He is currently self-employed as well as being involved in our church choir. Additionally, he volunteers at the Second Chance Youth Ranch in Mount Sherman, KY.
Mike moved to the Radcliff area while in the military in 1995. He served 21 years in the US Army and retired in 2001. He and his wife, Diana, have been married for 25 years and have 4 children and 9 grandchildren! He and Diana have both assisted with preparing and serving funeral meals. They help deliver monthly commodities to individuals in the Vine Grove and Radcliff area. Additionally, he has gone on mission trips to Oneida for the past two years. He has been a member at VVBC for almost 1 1/2 years.
My name is Sam J. Young. I am married to Mary Cooper Young and we have 2 children, Chris and Richard, as well as a grandson, Jackson. I am the 4th generation owner of Young Implement Co., which was started in 1919 by my great-grandfather & grandfather. I have been attending Valley View for 20 years. In the past I have served in many areas, such as Sunday School Director, choir member, deacon and Deacon Chair.