Deacons

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Joe Simonin ~ Chairman 2016/2017

Joe has been married to his wife Sherry for 28 years. They have 1 child, Jessica Thomas, and no grandchildren as of yet. Joe is retired from the US Army and is currently employed by Gold Nugget Army Surplus in Radcliff, KY. He was ordained as a Deacon in 2009 and is currently serving on the Outreach/Marketing team and as a Trustee. Joe has also been an usher and served in the food/Thanksgiving baskets ministry.

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Robert Brown

My name is Robert Brown. I have been married to my wife Michelle for 28 years. We have 2 grown children, Justin and Joshua. I am currently self-employed running my own small engine repair business.  We joined Valley View in 2014.  Currently, I cook for Wednesday night meals and serve on the Usher and Greeter teams. In the past I have also served as a youth chaperone and van driver.

 

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Ron Burgess

My name is Ron Burgess. My wife Bonnie and I have been married for 42 years.  I came to know the Lord in 1955 at the age of 14. Both Bonnie and I have been members since the inception of Valley View where we have played active roles in many areas, including Children’s Church.  I currently teach the Spice of Life Sunday School Class.  A heart for missions, together Bonnie and I continue to faithfully serve the Lord in that area of ministry.

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Mike Cable

My name is Michael Cable.  I have been married to my wife Terri for 26 years.  We have 4 children, 3 of whom are married, and 1 grandchild.  I work as a Visual Information Specialist at US Army

Recruiting Command and attend Luther Rice Seminary in the Master of Divinity program.  Since joining Valley View in 2010, I’ve served as a deacon, Bible study teacher, on the AV Team and with the youth.

 

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Bill Feekes

Bill served in the US Army for 24 years before retiring in 1997 as a 1st Sergeant. during this time, he came to know the Lord while serving in Alaska. Bill and his wife, Cindy (now with Jesus), were married for 32 years and their son, Cody, was born while they were stationed in Hawaii. Bill is currently teaching Jr. ROTC at Bullitt Central High School, which he has done for the past 17 years. He and his son, Cody, are active members here at VVBC and are active in the Men's 1 Sunday Morning Bible Study Class. Bill has served as a Deacon before.

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Ralph Hardeman

My name is Ralph Hardeman. I have been married to my wife Fran for 27 years. We have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. I accepted Christ as my Savior in 1967. I retired from the Army after 27 years of service. I have served several times as a Deacon at Valley Baptist Church. I am also a part of the Kitchen Ministry.

 

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Gary Lee

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.

 

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Chris Mayhew

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.

 

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Don Schempf

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.

 

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Shaun Scherer

My name is Shaun Scherer.  I’ve been married to Allison Scherer for thirteen years.  We have two children, Ella who is 10 years old and Clayton who is 7.  I am currently employed by Nolin RECC in Elizabethtown as a Line Tech.  I was ordained as a deacon in 2004.  I’m currently serving as a Sunday school teacher and also drive the van on Sunday mornings.  In the past I have worked serving the Wednesday night meals, as a trustee, and worked with the youth.

 

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Craig Stevens

My name is Craig Stevens, I have been married to my wife Christine for 34 Years. I have worked for the Pepsi  Co for the last 13 years.  I was ordained a deacon on 17 Aug 2003. I serve on the missions committee, I coordinate and lead  the Men’s Monthly Prayer Breakfast, I also sing in the choir. I have been on a mission trip to the Ukraine and desire to do more mission trips to Russian speaking countries.  

 

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Joey Ward

 

My name is Joey Ward.  I have been married to my wife Cheryl for 19 years.  We have 2 children, Haleigh and Cadence.  I have taught music in the Fort Knox Community Schools for 15 years.  We have attended Valley View since 2008, becoming members in 2010.  Currently I sing in the choir and serve on the youth team, and I have served as deacon in the past.

 

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Sam Young

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.