Beechwood Baptist Church has a devoted staff dedicated to serving the Lord and His people. Each staff member works diligently to ensure that our ministries operate fluidly and remain mission centered. We are committed to the full and complete preaching of the gospel, one verse at a time. The old adage, "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts" is the heartbeat of our ministry model. We believe that collective contribution yields greater fruits than individual effort. Our staff strives to create a welcoming atmosphere wherein the gospel and worship thrive. That is why our mantra is, "a place for you." Please take a moment to review of staff page, and if you have not already, we invite you to attend a Sunday service with us.
Rev. Robert R. Blackburn was raised in Calumet City, Illinois. He received his education at Illinois State University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He joined our church as a Seminary student in 1987. Upon graduation, he accepted the position of Associate Pastor here at Beechwood.
Rev. Robert Blackburn was issued the call to be the Pastor in November of 1996. We are truly grateful to God for our pastor and his family: Margaret, his wife and 5 children: Patrick, David, Kara, Kevin and Tommy. Robert and Margaret are blessed with five grandchildren: Maddy Grace, Cole, Leah, Leilani, and Ivy Rose.
Robert preaches with great enthusiasm from the Word of God. He and his wife are firm believers in the foundation of Sunday School in which they both teach. He feels a burden for the lost in our society and a need for evangelism. He believes that all believers are responsible for spreading the Good News.
Gasore Ntorogo Bavon is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo also known as the DRC. He has been called by the Lord to preach the gospel to the Congolese population residing in the Louisville area. Pastor Bavon has worked diligently alongside the Beechwood staff to felicitate a culture of inclusion wherein the gospel and human relationships can thrive.
Adam Valle, Worship Leader
Dr. Amy Valle, Instrumentalist
As a minister of musical worship, Adam seeks to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with His church as we worship Him in song and sounds of praise. As organist, Amy contributes her instrumental skills with both the piano and the organ. Amy has earned music degrees from Tennessee Temple University and Austin Peay State University. She obtained her doctorate degree May, 2014 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Adam graduated from Middle Tennessee State University.
Adam and Amy have often collaborated as a husband-wife team in music ministry prior to joining with Beechwood. Before moving to Louisville for graduate studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, they served the Lord as pianists with Little West Fork Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Emily Goetz joined Beechwood Staff as Ministry Assistant in July of 2019. She is from Louisville, Kentucky. Emily graduated from Campbellsville University with her undergraduate degree in Pastoral Ministries. Emily is an active member at Southeast Christian Church. She loves the Lord and desires to bring glory to God in whatever she does.