Casky Baptist Church
We have a long history of serving the people of Hopkinsville and the surrounding area. Through the dedication of our leadership, staff members and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. Contact us today to find out more about becoming part of the Casky Baptist Church family.
Meet Our Staff
Jesse has been the pastor of Casky Baptist Church for a decade now. He serves his church alongside his wife, Lauren, and their children. Before serving as pastor, Jesse was heavily involved in ministry, discipleship and leadership. He continues to be personally involved with and connected to our congregation's members through service and discipleship today. Additionally, he ministers to the surrounding community outside of the church walls, along with doing missions at the state, national, and international levels.
Cheri is a Kentucky native who has a vision to serve Christ through children's ministry. Cheri earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University. Cheri and her husband joined Casky Baptist as a young married couple. They have been serving in ministry at Casky Baptist for over two decades now. She has been the volunteer Children's Director since 2012 and was hired on full time as the Children's Director in 2020.
Josh was born and raised in middle Tennessee. He holds a degree in music from Western Kentucky University. Josh has been serving in churches most of his life and loves serving the Lord through engaging in worship. Josh also has a passion for technology and helps our tech team to prepare our services.
What We Believe
At the Heart of Everything We Do
As devoted members of Casky Baptist Church, we are constantly pursuing the calling to be fully devoted followers of Christ. To build true disciples, we live life based on the teachings of the Bible, are passionate about prayer, and are grounded in spiritual accountability. If you are interested in joining our Church, please reach out. We would love for you to visit.
What does Casky Baptist Church believe about salvation?
We believe all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus (Romans 6:23).
This gift is available to us because while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
Therefore...“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)
What does Casky Baptist Church believe about baptism?
We believe baptism is something believers should practice, following Jesus' example. We practice full immersion baptism and do not believe baptism equals salvation. We only baptize someone AFTER their salvation and they have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Matthew 28:19 ESV
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 3:16 ESV
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him
What does Casky Baptist Church believe about the Holy Trinity?
We believe God the Father, God the Spirit (Holy Spirit), and God the Son (Jesus) are a three part entity, existing together from before the beginning of mankind.
We believe they laid the foundations of the earth by speaking creation into existence (John 1:1 ESV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made).
We believe they are all powerful, perfect and sinless, and the ultimate authority of creation.
John 10:30 ESV
I and the Father are one.
John 14:26 ESV
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
John 1:14 ESV
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Revelation 1:8 ESV
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
What does Casky Baptist Church believe about eternity?
We believe eternity is an unavoidable reality for all, and that your eternal life will be spent in one of two places: heaven or hell. We believe both are real, and each person is given the choice of where their spirit will go when their physical bodies pass away.
Hebrews 9:27 ESV
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment
John 3:16 ESV
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might