Fern Creek Baptist Church

Our Staff

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Rev. Linda Barnes Popham
Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 103

Linda Barnes Popham began her ministry at Fern Creek Baptist Church in March 1983 as Minister of Music and Youth. Later her role transitioned to Minister of Music and Education and then to Interim Pastor in August 1990. She was called as Pastor in April 1993. Linda, a native of Sheffield, Alabama, is a graduate of the University of North Alabama and of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Linda has served on church staffs in various capacities in Alabama and Kentucky since the age of 16. Linda married George Popham in October 2001 and inherited two step-sons and daughters-in-law. George and Linda have four grandchildren. Linda's greatest passion is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

Dr. Rocky Hardymon
Minister of Music and Children / Associate Pastor
Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 111

Dr. Rocky Hardymon began his Music and Children’s Ministry at Fern Creek Baptist Church in October 2017.  He previously served on staff as Pianist from August 2007- December 2011. A native of Kentucky, Rocky holds degrees from Morehead State University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Rocky has taught piano since 1982 and has taught instrumental and vocal music in the Ohio and Florida school systems. He previously served as a Minister of Music in Northeast Tennessee.  Rocky has a self-titled CD of original hymn arrangements in a variety of styles. Rocky and his wife, Teresa, have been married since 1984.  It is Rocky’s desire, through music, that hearts be uplifted and God’s name glorified.


Rev. Chris Blair Interim Minister of Preschool
Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 109Email

Mrs. Kristin Hale Jones

Associate Minister of Music
Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 116Email


Terri Bosemer
Child Development Center Director

Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 108 Email

Terri Bosemer has been with the Fern Creek Baptist Church Child Development Center since 2001 and has served in every capacity from a Teacher to Administrative Assistant and then to Assistant Director. Terri then became the Director of the CDC in 2009. Terri has been in the field of Early Childhood Development most of her adult life. She has a clear vision of the purpose and future of our Center. Terri and her husband, Keith, have three children: Patrick, Corey, and Paige.


Joellen Johnston

Joellen Tyler Johnston joined the staff of Fern Creek Baptist Church in March 2006. She is a native of Louisville and lives in Jeffersontown. Previously Joellen was the organist for ten years at Eastern Parkway Baptist and nearly eighteen years at Beechmont Baptist Church. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville and a local historian who has been a regular history columnist for two Spencer County newspapers. In 1997 she wrote Jeffersontown, Kentucky: The First 200 Years which was published by the city of Jeffersontown in celebration of their bicentennial.


Joy Stelly
Office Coordinator
Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 100

Joy Stelly was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, and moved to Louisville in 1989.  Joy has three adult children: Jennifer, Jeffrey, and Christopher. She also has a son-in-law, Andy, and one grandson, Reece.  Joy has been our Office Coordinator since January of 2014; she became a member of Fern Creek Baptist Church in April 2014. Joy is currently teaching Sunday School in the Preschool Department to the four and five year olds.  Joy also serves on our Child Development Center Committee.  Joy enjoys serving and ministering to all members of Fern Creek Baptist Church.  She also loves sharing the gospel with people and celebrating with them when they accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  In her spare time, Joy loves reading, crocheting, spending time with her family, and playing with her grandson.


Jodie Towles
Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 102

Jodie Towles has been a member at Fern Creek Baptist Church since 2001. She has served as Bookkeeper since October 2011. Jodie previously served as Stewardship Chairperson and Treasurer. She graduated from Sullivan University in June 1996 with a Bachelor in Accounting and in March 2000 with her MBA. Jodie and her husband, Chris, currently teach 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School. They were married at Fern Creek Baptist Church in April 2006. They have one daughter, Emma Rae.


Leonard Westmorland
Director of Facilities
Telephone: 502-239-0316 Ext. 104

Leonard Westmorland began serving as the Director of Facilities at Fern Creek Baptist Church in July 2011. Leonard previously served in a similar capacity for more than 25 years at another church in Louisville. Leonard and his wife, Linda, are members of Farmdale Baptist Church and are active in ministry there. Between the two of them they have four daughters and eight grandchildren.


Jeannie Kern
Childcare Worker

Allison Magruder
Childcare Worker

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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8

Service Times


  • 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School
  • 10:45 a.m. - Morning Worship
  • 6:00 p.m. - Worship / Discipleship and Missions Classes


  • 6:30 p.m. - Wednesday Worship / Youth Bible Study / Children's Choirs



5920 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291

Telephone: 502-239-0316
Fax: 502-239-0317

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm

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