Staff & Contact Information
Buechel Park Baptist Church
2403 Hikes Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
Office: 502-452-9541 Fax: 502-452-1023
Rev. Dr. Ron Higdon,
Intentional Interim Minister
Ron Higdon is a graduate of Georgetown College, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1984-1993, he was Adjunct Professor of Ministry at Southern Seminary. For twenty years, he was pastor at Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. He also served First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, VA; First Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC; and Pine Street Baptist Church in Richmond, VA. Ron is an Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist and a Certified Church Consultant, having received his training through the Center for Congregational Health in Winston-Salem, NC. He has been intentional interim pastor at First Baptist, Corbin, KY; First Baptist, Williamsburg, KY; Highland Park Baptist, Austin, TX; First Baptist, Athens, GA, and First Baptist, Mitchell, IN. His most recent interim was at First Baptist, Morehead, KY. His wife, Patricia, is a retired marriage and family counselor. Their adult son lives in Tampa, FL.
Rev. Sara Clarke Turpin,
Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation
Sara joined the Buechel Park Baptist staff in March 2013, having previously served as a youth minister for almost four years. She graduated from Georgetown College (BA & BS, 2009) and Baptist Seminary of Kentucky (Master of Divinity, 2013) and has completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Sara is currently involved in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as a CBF Fellow and on Current's Leadership Team. She serves on the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Coordinating Council as chair of the Ministries Work Group and is a contributor to Youth Ministry Conversations' blog and Bible study resource. Sara is married to Neal and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing the flute, and working out at the YMCA.
Leigh Meers, Administrative Assistant
Leigh joined the Buechel Park Baptist staff in May 2014. She brings over 17 years’ experience as a conference and meeting planner/senior administrative assistant, serving in a religious denomination’s national offices in Louisville.
Howard Aubrey, Facilities Manager
Howard joined the Buechel Park Baptist staff in June, 1994. Previously he was custodian at St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville. Howard enjoys "taking care of [his] people at Buechel Park."
Brenda McDade, Pianist
Brenda joined the Buechel Park staff in February 2010. Previously, she was the pianist at Midlane Park Baptist Church. Brenda started taking piano lessons when she was 7. She studied piano as a Music Major at the University of Kentucky for 2 1/2 years. She enjoys spending time with her son Tommy and two young grandsons. Brenda works full-time as a Provider Service Specialist for Humana.
Kevin Vest, Organist
Kevin joined the BPBC staff in 2008. He is a native of East Tennessee and has been playing the organ in churches for over 25 years. Kevin has served as organist at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Jefferson City, TN; West Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville, TN; and St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Louisville, KY. He is a graduate of Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN with a B.A. in Religion and Psychology. Kevin holds a minor in organ, studying with noted organist and composer Mary Charlotte Ball. He also works full-time as a low-voltage systems designer and estimator for Consolidated Electronic Systems. He enjoys spending time with his children - Matthew, age 13, and Michaela, age 9.
Nicole Davis, Parents' Day Out Director
Nicole began working at Parents Day Out in May, 2000. She became the Program Director in 2004. Nicole graduated from Sullivan University in 2013 with an Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education, The Professional Nanny Diploma, and has earned the Kentucky Early Childhood Director's Credential Certificate. She loves working with young children and seeing the world through their eyes.