Dr. Maurice Hollingsworth began serving as the Senior Pastor in January 2014.
He and Nancy Blass Hollingsworth have celebrated 31 years of marriage together. They have two adult children, Elizabeth J. Hollingsworth and Blass Hollingsworth.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Universtiy of Memphis, Magna Cum Laude, 1984. He earned an M.Div. degree in 1989 and Ph.D. From Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth in 1995.
In addition to missionary service as a seminary professor in Taiwan, he has served churches in Texas, Tennessee, and New Mexico before coming to serve here in Kentucky.
Children & Recreation Pastor
Before coming to Shelbyville, Chad served at churches in Mississippi, Texas and Missouri.
Chad is married to Erin and they have two children, Rebekah and Rachel.
Chad graduated from Missouri State University (B.S. in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.C.E.).
Chad is a native of GA but with family in KY. He has served as Student Pastor at 2 previous churches in GA and a Church Consultant for the West GA area representing LifeWay Christian Stores. He is a graduate of Covington Theological Seminary located in North GA. He and his wife, Bethany, have been married since 2003 and are high school sweethearts. God has blessed them with two children, Asher and Amelia. Chad's desire is to see students come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, grow as His Disciples, and develop into Disciple Makers themselves; able to take the Gospel to their "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the Uttermost."
Interim Worship Leader & Student Praise Team Leader
Marlene Gash, Administrative Assistant
Tamara Murphy, Financial Administrative Assistant
Lisa Stargle, Administrative Assistant
Vicky Spencer, Building Manager