Rev. Robert R. Blackburn
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 two grandchildren: Maddy Grace, and Cole.
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.
Adam and Amy Valle
Music Ministry Team:
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.
Kaitlynn Carlino joined Beechwood Staff as Ministry Assistant in September of 2018. She is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but moved to Kentucky to attend Boyce College. She graduated in May 2018 and is an active member of Garfield Avenue Baptist Church.