Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Rusty Ellison

    transitional Pastor

    Rusty Ellison has served as Senior Pastor for FBC Benton, Ky, Walnut Street Baptist Church, and FBC Fern Creek.  He has also served as the President and CEO of Kentucky Baptist Assemblies. Rusty has served as Transitional Lead Pastor at several churches across Kentucky.

  • Brad Lauer

    Discipleship Pastor

    Brad Lauer began his time with Campbellsville Baptist Church in May 2008. He holds degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. More than anything in ministry, Brad loves to create experiences for people to encounter Christ in small group and large group settings where relationships form with other believers. The second greatest love in Brad's life after Jesus Christ is his life-partner, Jennifer and they have been married since August 1994. God has blessed Brad and Jennifer with two wonderful children, Madison and Micah. In Brad's spare time he enjoys family outings, golf, basketball and biking.

  • Will Burgess

    Student & Activities Pastor

    Will began serving Campbellsville Baptist Church in October of 2014. He had previously ministered to students in Indiana for 15 years. Will attended Boyce College in Louisville and later completed his Bachelor's in Ministry and Leadership from Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis.

    Will is passionate about student ministry and seeing students not only come to Christ, but to devote their lives to Him day to day. He is also passionate about sharing God's Word and evangelism. Will loves to see students grow spiritually. He enjoys teaching students how to serve the community through mission trips.

    Will and his wife Jenny have 4 sons, Levi, CJ, Jonah, and Ethan. In his spare time he enjoys biking, playing football and basketball, gardening and working on vehicles.


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  • Jeremy Litton

    Director of Children's Ministry

    Jeremy is from Somerset, KY and is a graduate of Campbellsville University with a degree in Educational Ministries and a minor in Psychology. He has been working with children in a ministry setting throughout his college career, as well as before coming to college. He was a volunteer here at Campbellsville Baptist Church for almost three years before stepping into this position. He has a huge passion for teaching kids about the Gospel, and loves the opportunity to walk through their early spiritual journeys with them. 

    Jeremy's knowledge in ministering to kids has come from both experience and a degree in ministering to young people. He worked at a camp for three consecutive summers called Spring Hill, and it was a huge influence in his life and how he works with and interact with kids. Children are his passion, and he wants to dedicate his life to improving children’s ministry, teaching kids the love of Christ and investing his time into their lives.



  • Dr. Scott Wigginton

    Counseling Pastor

    Dr. Scott Wigginton serves part-time as Counseling Pastor at Campbellsville Baptist Church in addition to his full-time position as Professor of Pastoral Ministries and Counseling at Campbellsville University. A licensed marriage and family therapist as well as licensed pastoral counselor, he served from 1993-2004 as Executive Director of LifeCare Counseling Center and Counseling Minister at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Scott has been married to Elizabeth since 1986 and they are proud parents of Auburn, Hope and Caleb. Scott has earned M. Div., Th.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Clinical member and Approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as a Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and former clinical member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. In addition to counseling and teaching, he has written a family column for the Western Recorder, the weekly newspaper for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, since 2001.


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  • Karen Edwards

    Ministry Assistant

    Karen Edwards joined the CBC staff in January 2005. As Ministry Assistant to the Senior Pastor her passion is to do whatever it takes to be helpful and involved and to help minister to those who walk through the doors of Campbellsville Baptist Church. A native of Campbellsville, Karen is a pastor's wife and a great asset to her husband Kelvin, who is pastor of Aetna Grove Baptist Church in Green County. Karen and Kelvin have been married since 1982 and have two daughters and two grandchildren.


  • Carrie Gaddis

    Ministry Assistant

    Carrie Gaddis joined the CBC staff in May 2006. Much of her time is spent working with the print media and other communications projects. Her goal is to serve the members of CBC with kindness and respect. Carrie graduated from Campbellsville University with her degree in Office Management and also earned her Masters of Business Administration from CU. She met her husband Mitch while in college at CU and they have been married since October 1997.


  • Robyn Lawless

    Ministry Assistant

    Robyn Lawless has grown up in Campbellsville and was baptized at Campbellsville Baptist Church at the age of 5. She met her husband Randy while attending Campbellsville University where she received a degree in church recreation. They have 2 sons and a daughter in law, Luke and Rebecca Lawless, Lincoln Lawless.  She had previously worked as a kindergarten assistant for 15 yrs.  She enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, & kayaking. She also love traveling and spending time with her family. 


Lighthouse Counseling

The Lighthouse Counseling Center is a ministry of Campbellsville Baptist Church that began in 2006 and has provided almost 4000 hours of professional Christian counseling to individuals, couples, and families. The purpose of a lighthouse is to provide guidance to bring persons to safe harbor, thus avoiding the rocky shoals and devastating consequences that often come with both careless and even well-intentioned errors of navigation in difficult weather and storms at sea. Lighthouse Counseling Center exists to help persons who are interested in seeing a professional counselor who serves under the tutelage of the Wonderful Counselor who is both the Light and the Guide.


Counseling services are open to all persons in the community regardless of church affiliation. Members of Campbellsville Baptist Church may receive up to six hours of counseling per calendar year with only a minimal charge.


People come to counseling for a number of concerns. These are often quite diverse and include: depression, anxiety, life management, substance abuse, marriage, parenting, and pre-marital counseling. In addition, persons have sought help for eating disorders, abuse, grief and loss, recovery from infidelity, post-traumatic stress, spiritual warfare, job loss and adjustment, career guidance, school problems, and a variety of spiritual concerns.