Pastor sees church thrive amid corn, soybean fields
HARDIN, Ky. (BP) -- With corn and soybean fields in every direction, this rural community of 564 people is an unlikely spot for one of Kentucky's largest churches to sprout up. Or is it? Pastor Ricky Cunningham, who doubles as a farmer, has applied the same commonsense agricultural principles used to produce crops and livestock to grow Hardin Baptist Church to 2,500 total members over the past three decades.
Special ops good prep for bivocational pastor
NEBO, Ky. (BP) -- Retired Army Maj. Tim Morgan spent 24 years as a soldier serving his country. Now he's focused on serving others as a bivocational pastor. Morgan, pastor of Silent Run Baptist Church in western Kentucky, now seeks to bring the same courage and tenacity to his ministry that he was decorated for as a special operations helicopter pilot delivering Delta Force soldiers and Navy Seals into hot spots around the world.