Wayne Holcomb, Senior Pastor
Wayne Holcomb is one of the elders at Wellington who serves as a pastor and teacher. Having graduated with honors, receiving a B.A. (K.C.U.) in Theology and having done his work for an M.A. in Christian Ministries at Cincinnati Christian Seminary, Wayne has served as a pastor in Indiana and Kentucky since the spring of 1972. Wayne is married to his partner in ministry, Tanya (who has a B.A. in Education from Georgetown College), and they have three beautiful daughters, Heather, (Kevin), Sarah (Ryan), and Jessica (Brandon) and three wonderful granddaughters, Makenna, Reese, and Maelynn, and five grandsons, Landon, Lincoln, Bryce, Hunter, and Grayson.
He continues to be a student of the word as he prepares each week to preach expository messages from God's word and to teach courses of systematic theology in terms that all can understand.
Kevin Cooper, Associate Pastor
Music and Administration
Kevin Cooper serves the church through leading worship and teaching God's word. He desires to magnify God’s glory in Christ in people’s minds, hearts, and wills. Kevin graduated from Kentucky Christian University with a B.S. in Bible and Music Education. He and his wife Heather have a daughter, Makenna, and a son, Landon. You will typically find him out on the ball field with Landon or hunting frogs with Makenna. His goal is for the body of Christ to realize the Riches we have in Christ and live to the praise of His glory! 2 Peter 1:3
Jake Deshler, Associate Pastor
Student and Family Ministries
Jake Deshler oversees and serves in the Student Ministries for College & (Grades 6-12). He has a passion for spreading the gospel to every tongue, tribe, and nation. Jake oversees the Missional outreach of the church both locally and globally. He also Co-Directs our Awana Programs. Jake graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013 with a bachelors degree in the arts and sciences of History and is currently attending Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters of Divinity degree. He married his beautiful wife Rachel in July of 2013. Rachel helps serve alongside him in his different areas of ministry.
Their ultimate goal is to serve Christ and others through the gifts they have both been given.
Tanya Holcomb, Children's Director
Tanya Holcomb has served as the Children's Director at Wellington since the church began. She oversees the lessons taught during Sunday School classes, the children's worship on Sunday mornings, Kid's Praise on Sunday evenings, and the Awana ministry on Wednesday nights. She also coordinates family events throughout the year that involve elementary age children, such as Vacation Bible School, the Fall Festival Celebration, trips to the Creation Museum, and numerous other events.
Christa Moore, Administrative Assistant
Christa Moore serves under Pastor Wayne as his administrative assistant. She has a passion for serving the Lord in the area of administration in helping Wellington Church continue to move forward in an efficient and organized manner. She graduated from Toccoa Falls College May of 2016 with a degree in Ministry Leadership. She married her husband, Cameron Moore, on May 28th, 2016. They are currently living in seminary housing Kentucky for Cameron to complete his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. They both strive to use their talents and abilities to serve the Lord and look forward to seeing where He leads them.