Pastor

Pastor
Dave and Kathy Kelly
Pastor Kelly and his wife, Kathy, grew up in Pennsylvania, met at Lock Haven University, and were married August 21, 1976. Dave is a 1979 graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and was ordained at the Scofield Memorial Church that same year. He completed a Doctor of Ministry from Gateway Seminary, Ontario, CA, in December, 2019.

Prior to coming to First Baptist in 2012, they served at the Webster Bible Church in Webster, NY (1979-1982); Hermon Baptist Church in Hermon, ME (1983-1989); Grace Bible Church in Sangerville, ME (1989-2007); Calvary Bible Church in Lusby, MD (2007-2012). During his years in Sangerville, he taught College Composition as an adjunct professor for Eastern Maine Community College and volunteered as chaplain with Pine Tree Hospice. Dave and Kathy have four adult daughters: Kristi, Sarah, Susan and Elizabeth.  Kathy returned to teaching when Elizabeth began kindergarten, and she continues as a tutor at West Elementary School in Allensville, OH. They love to walk a couple miles together each day (weather permitting) and Dave enjoys gardening and woodworking.