Luke gardner

Senior PASTOr

Luke began his ministry at FBC in June 2022, and his passion is to see people transformed by the Word of God.  He holds degrees from Mississippi State University (BA in History) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv & DMin).  Luke and his wife, Hillary, have three children:  Cade, Cooper, and Ellie.


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Mark Parnell

Associate Pastor

Mark has served on staff at FBC since July 1997. He was raised in Durham, North Carolina, and holds degrees from Mars Hill College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Treva, have three children, Rachel Cox (Nick), Kayla Hatcher (Michael), and Nathan Parnell (Emily), and eight grandchildren, Gabe, Wyatt, Mavrick, Blakely, Charles, Malachi, Sutton, and Ryan.

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Worship PASTOR

Chris joined the staff at FBC in July 2018 as the Music and Worship Pastor.  He received his bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from Mississippi State University and his Master of Education from Eastern New Mexico University.  He was licensed into music and youth ministry in 2006 and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 2013.  He and his wife, Courtney, have three children, Lillie, Avie Grace, and Finley.

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Shane thrash


Shane has served as Camp Manager at Central Hills Baptist retreat since May 2015.  He has 20 years of ministry experience as a youth pastor, pastor, and BSU Director.  He received his undergraduate degree and a Master's in Christian counseling from William Carey University.  Shane and his wife Kristel have four children:  Kristian, Kaden, Kole, and Klhoe.

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courtney cauthen


Courtney has been a member of FBC Kosciusko since 2018.  She loves being an ALL-GIRL mom to Lillie, Avie Grace, and Finley. Courtney has previously served in ministry as AWANA Director, VBS Director, and MOTHER'S DAY OUT Director at churches where she and Bro. Chris (Worship Pastor) served. 

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Tracy Harthcock

Financial ministry Assistant

Tracy has been a member of FBC since 1998 and employed as the financial secretary since December 2003. She and her husband, Mitchell, have two children, Blake Harthcock (Mallory) and Chelsea Ingold (Casey), and two grandchildren: Dawes and Houston.

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Educational Ministry Assistant

Allison began work at FBC in March of 2022.  She has two daughters: Caymen and Brynsen.

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Maintenance Supervisor

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Mary Dailey


Mary has been employed with FBC as Housekeeper since December 2001.

  • Talitha Douglas

    Church Hostess