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.

  

 

Sherrill Sizemore: Minister of Pastoral Care

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Sherrill has been married for forty-nine years to his high school sweetheart. They have been blessed with two sons, four granddaughters, and a grandson. After being married several years, they began to attend church, trusted Jesus as Savior, dedicated their lives, home, and marriage to God, followed Him in New Testament baptism, and became involved in a local Baptist church. Sherrill soon felt the call into the ministry and preached in a local nursing home for several years. He worked with the youth, taught Sunday school, and served the Lord as opportunity arose.
Sherrill was able to attend Eastern Baptist Seminary where he received a Bachelor of Theology degree. After graduation, he served as a bi-vocational senior pastor in four different churches over the course of about twenty years. Upon retirement from his secular job, he became involved in the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Program and is a certified DR Chaplain with the North American Mission Board. He has deployed in mud-out, child care, food, and chainsaw ministries.
Over the years, Sherrill has realized more and more how Jesus taught us by example to be compassionate in ministry. Numerous times in the Scriptures it is recorded that Jesus had compassion on people. He believes that we must always deal with people by following Jesus’ example. He is excited about his opportunity to serve the Lord at UBC and seeks to lead others to do as Jesus did. 
 

 

 

Amber Hatfield: Children’s Ministry Coordinator 

 

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Amber is motivated by the Great Commission, and seeks to fulfill that mission in all areas of her life, especially in children’s ministry. Jesus Christ drew her to himself in 2017, and she has since sought ways to serve him and his church.


Amber and her husband Jacob were married at UBC in 2018 and are excited to be growing together in this family of faith. Since joining, they have jumped in with both feet and served in numerous ways.


Amber studied English and Spanish at Wright State University and served with children as a volunteer at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for three years. Through Vacation Bible School, UBC Kids, and serving in the nursery, Amber has grown in her understanding of children and children’s ministry. She desires that the children of UBC would be known, loved, and cared for, that they would have a greater understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that ultimately they would know him as their personal Savior.


In Matthew 18:3-4, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” That verse is what excites Amber most about children’s ministry. Their capacity to have simple, genuine faith is affirmed by Jesus himself. The way he loves children is the way she wishes to love them.

 

Trina Back: Administrative Assistant

Trina Website PictureTrina has been married for twenty-six years to her husband, Eddie. They have one daughter, Amanda. Trina went to Centerville High School and has her degree from Sinclair Community College. She worked for thirty-plus years at Lexis Nexis in the physical security department. After all those years working for one company, God opened a door for her to serve here at UBC, and she is now blessed and excited to work directly with gospel ministry. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

 

 

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