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.



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. 



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.”