Organized in 1793, the Tates Creek Baptist Association today consists of 43 Southern Baptist churches serving the heart of Kentucky and the world. Our member congregations are located predominantly in Madison County, Kentucky, as well as in portions of nearby Garrard and Estill Counties.
Associational Mission Strategist: Dr. Danny Davis
Danny became our Associational Mission Strategist in October 2015, after 30 years as a pastor of churches in Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of the Cumberlands, a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia International University. He and his wife Sandy, both natives of Williamsburg, Kentucky, have led or participated in mission trips to Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. Their only son and his wife live in Washington DC along with their only grandchild.
Secretary: Marie Wing
Originally from New York state, Marie is a former Mission Service Corp (MSC) Missionary. She previously managed the Tates Creek and Rockcastle Baptist Associations Food Warehouse in Berea and formerly served as the TCBA’s Clerk. She is a member of Bethel Baptist Church and participated in several mission trips to Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. A former Pastor’s wife, Marie has three grown children, four grandchildren, twin great-granddaughters, and one great-grandson.
TCBA LEADERSHIP TEAM
Moderator: William Dooley
William is the pastor of Middletown Baptist Church, where he has served since June, 2017. William is a bivocational pastor, also working as a high school English teacher and an adjunct college instructor. He has earned degrees in English, education, and communication from Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State Universities. William and his wife Sherry live in Berea and have two daughters, Kailynn and Karlee.
Church Development & Evangelism Team Leader: Ed Cortez
Leadership Development Team Leader: Tony Christian
Missions Growth Team Leader: Greg Lakes
Greg is the pastor of Pilot Knob Baptist Church, where he has served since 2010. Formerly an IMB Missionary to South Asia, Greg also serves as the International Partnership Director for our association. He previously pastored Valley Baptist Church in Rockcastle Baptist Association. Greg holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He and his wife Dellena are the parents of three children—Logan, Alyssa and Eli.