Staff

Glenn LaRue: Pastor

Glenn’s life’s passions are to love the church, to preach and teach God’s Word, and to reach out to those who don’t yet know the Savior. He has been married to his wife, Amy, since 2002, and they have five children.

 

Glenn grew up in a Christian home and came to know Christ as a boy. Throughout his adult life, he has ministered in the church in various ways. He has worked closely with students of all ages in church and school settings. He has served as a young adult minister and as a campus pastor and church planter at Marshall University. Glenn attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his M. Div. in biblical and theological studies and his Ph. D. in theology.

 

Glenn’s main goal as a pastor is to see the church grow in both purity and people. As we seek to conform our lives to Christ and tell of his good news, he believes God’s Spirit will draw others to the Savior and unite their hearts with ours. Because of this desire, Glenn seeks to preach in such a way that will feed the church and invite others into our fellowship. Glenn’s goal for every sermon is that it be a clear, faithful, bold, exposition of the Word, a grace saturated exhortation to trust Christ, and a dynamic message that engages the listener with practical relevance.

 

 

 

Ray Jarrett: Minister to Students and Families

 

 

Ray has been married to his wife Becca since 2009 and they have three boys. He grew up in Christian home with parents who love Christ and serve in His Church. Ray received Jesus as his personal savior when he was sixteen years old and shortly after began to hear God’s call to vocational ministry. He attended Palm Beach Atlantic University where he received a degree in biblical studies and then the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master’s Degree in theology.
 
Ray has served as a youth pastor since 2010 and has a strong desire to see students connect to Jesus as their personal Savior and grow in their faith and service. He enjoys the opportunity to reach students with the truth of the gospel at this pivotal and influential time because of the impact it has on the rest of their lives. Ray’s goal for the student ministry is that it be an energetic, engaging, and encouraging atmosphere where students are challenged to boldly live out their faith in God.

 

 

 

Kevin Wilson: Minister of Music

 

Kevin and his wife Keatha have education degrees from Wright State University. Kevin completed his master's degree in music education in 1996 and has been teaching high school choirs at Vandalia-Butler High School for twenty years. Keatha has been teaching 2nd and 3rd grades during this same time. Kevin and Keatha have two children.

 

Kevin received Christ as his Savior at the age of seven and was raised in a Christian home. He grew up attending First Baptist Church of Fairborn. He has served as music director at Airway Baptist Church in Dayton, Beavercreek Baptist Church, and Crestview Baptist Church in Clayton, Ohio. Kevin is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference.

 

Kevin's desire in ministry is to encourage people to worship together through music. Styles and tastes vary from person to person, but all people can worship together through a variety of music. University seeks to craft a dynamic, authentic worship experience that draws people to worship the living God in spirit and truth.

 

 

 

Dale Norris: Minister of Pastoral Care 

 

 

Dale was born in Osborn, Ohio (now Fairborn) and attended Wittenburg University. He came to know Christ as a young man and started out preaching in nursing homes. Later he received an invitation from the Truckers Christian Chapel Ministries and became a Traveling Chaplain. Dale served as Assistant Pastor in various Baptist churches. He was Pastor of Honey Creek Baptist Church in Christiansburg, Ohio. He also served as the Outreach Pastor at Medway Baptist Church Medway, Ohio. He believes that our service to God lasts until our final breath.

 

Dale has been married to his wife Shirley since 1961. They have two sons and two daughters. They have nine grandchildren.

 

 

 

Stephanie Kingrey: Children’s Ministry Coordinator 

 

 

Stephanie desires to glorify God with her whole life and loves the opportunity to do so through our children’s ministry. ​ At a young age God captured her heart, and she has since been a devoted disciple of Christ. In 2002, Stephanie and her husband Jason married at University Baptist. They have been blessed with two children.

 

Stephanie worked for local head start agencies, as well as the Family and Children First Council for fifteen years. During that time, she received education regarding children and family and completed a Family Development Credential through the University of Connecticut. She also attended Miami University. Stephanie has been serving in children’s ministries since 1999. Prior to joining UBC, she helped begin a van ministry and taught 4th grade Sunday School. Once at UBC, she started serving in various ways, primarily in music and youth ministries. More recently she began as AWANA commander in 2010 and also teaches Sunday School for 1st and 2nd grades.

 

Stephanie is motivated by 1 Corinthians 15:58: “My beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” And she serves with a genuine sense of God’s grace: “I’m humbled that He chooses to use me for His service, to be His hands and feet. Children are so precious to Him. Our mission is to give every child the opportunity to learn about God, come to faith in Christ and nurture their desire to serve Him.”

 

 

 

Shirley Wilkerson: Ministry Assistant

 

 

Shirley’s passion is helping others accomplish their goals, either teaching or supporting them in their work. Shirley was born in Henderson, Kentucky. He has been married to his wife Norma since 1963. Shirley graduated from Georgetown College (Kentucky) with a B.A. degree, obtained Teacher Certification from Kentucky Wesleyan College, and his Masters of Business Education from Xavier University. He taught in school and college settings for forty-one years. He worked as an administrative assistant at Morning Star Baptist Church before coming to University Baptist Church.

 

Shirley was raised in a Christian home and grew up at Advance Baptist Church in Basket, Kentucky. He has served in many capacities in church work, such as Children’s Church Director, Youth Director, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher (children, youth, and adults), and Choir Director.

 

 

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