Senior Pastor: Ed Berry

Pastor Ed with his wife Tish, son Ed Jr, and daughter Kelley.

Pastor Ed with his wife Tish, son Ed Jr, and daughter Kelley.

 

Ed grew up in a Christian home with the influence of Godly parents. He acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky and joined his father and two older brothers in a family owned construction business. After working for over ten years with his family, Ed’s health began to decline. During this time, Ed began to seek God as never before and with the love and mentorship of pastor friend John Brand, came to an awakening of God’s purpose for his life. Ed accepted God’s call to ministry at Henry Christian Church in August of 1993. Through God’s grace he serves as a bi-vocational pastor which he feels is a part of his ministry.

Ed loves spending time with his wife Tish of nearly thirty years, son Ed Jr, and daughter Kelley Rose. He closely follows their school and sports activities as well as enjoying spending time hunting and other outdoor activities.

Associate Pastor: Larry Montgomery

Larry with his wife Jennifer, children Ashton and Elijah.

Larry with his wife Jennifer, children Ashton and Elijah.

Larry can be described with one word: servant. It is this attitude that Larry brings to all aspects of his ministry. His heart’s desire is to see God use His people’s gifts and talents to reach a lost and dying world. It is through that desire that Larry leads the various volunteer ministries of Henry Christian Church, as well as oversees the administrative matters of the church, and coordinates mission trips to various locations throughout the United States and the world. He also served as the Technical Director of Firefall Ministries, to which he has dedicated over ten years assisting this ministry in sound, lighting, and video for youth conferences throughout Kentucky and the Southeast.Larry currently serves as a team leader at GO InterNational. His passion is to help develop and implement teams around the world. To see more about his ministry or to support him financially, visit his blog, http://gointernational.org/category/larry-montgomery/ .

Larry is married to his wonderful wife, Jennifer, and has a beautiful daughter Ashton and energetic son Elijah. Larry enjoys spending time with his family, any kind of football and, of course, NASCAR.

Youth Pastor: Buddy Berry

Buddy Berry with wife Jessica, children Brooke, Blaze, Bryce, and Brax.

Buddy Berry with wife Jessica, children Brooke, Blaze, Bryce, and Brax.

Buddy always has a story to tell and both kids and adults love to hear it!

Buddy is as much comical as he is compassionate. It is both his humor and passion that consume his every message. Buddy grew up the ordinary kid in the neighborhood that had an encounter with an extra-ordinary God. He has since made it his life’s mission to raise up a generation of young people equipped to take the Gospel into their homes, schools, and churches.Buddy was even an ex-UK football player that has served as a high school mathematics teacher, a head varsity football coach, and even a full-time youth pastor. All these interactions with young people have only further allowed him to keep his pulse on the heartbeats of teens everywhere. Buddy also serves as an evangelist and motivational speaker which has allowed him to speak to countless thousands of teens while traveling to lead and speak at schools, churches, youth rallies, conventions, colleges, revivals, concerts, and even evangelistic mission teams. Buddy is also the founder of “The Furnace”, a youth outreach for Extreme Evangelism. Buddy is aided in all he does by his wife, Jessica, and their four children: Brooke, Blaze, Bryce, and Brax. His unique illustrations and stunts vividly enhance his already dynamic, humorous approach to reach teens and adults in a direct, hard-hitting manner. Everyone will certainly enjoy his unique and radical way of ministering. Buddy has served as the HCC Youth Pastor for almost two decades.