Pastoral Staff

Derrick Ousley

Senior Pastor

Pastor Derrick was born in Alabama and believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ during a Vacation Bible School at his home church, First Baptist Church, Sylacauga. While pursuing a career in the physical sciences, Pastor Derrick received his call to ministry and moved to Louisville, KY, to attend Southern Seminary (M.Div., 2006). Before pastoring Kings, Pastor Derrick pastored a Southern Baptist church in Southwestern Indiana for 8 years. Pastor Derrick is married to Dawn, and they have 3 children.

What is your favorite Scripture? 

 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:21)

What are some of your favorite books? 

Nine Marks of Healthy Church by Mark Dever

Istanbul by Thomas F. Madden

The Letter to the Romans by Douglas Moo  

Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada

What are some of your favorite hobbies? 

Running, hiking, reading, and watching the Florida Gators

Jarrad Mattingly

Worship Pastor

Pastor Jarrad grew up in Spencer County all of his life, and believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ under the discipleship of his great grandmother and the local church. Through using his musical abilities to serve a local church temporarily, Pastor Jarrad received his call to ministry and has served various local churches ever since. Before pastoring Kings, Pastor Jarrad served as the music minister at a sister church in the area for 6 years. Pastor Jarrad earned his M.A. (2019) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is married to Alexandrea, and has two daughters.

Brennan Hardesty

Outreach Pastor

Brennan grew up in Nelson and Spencer counties (KY), and professed faith in Christ as a freshman at Indiana Wesleyan University while fulfilling a class assignment in the book of Romans. While volunteering in the youth department at Kings, Brennan sensed a call to vocational ministry. He has since served Kings as youth director and pastoral intern before becoming a pastor in January, 2020. Brennan earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (2019) from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brennan is married to Erica, and they have four children: Gentry, Ellington, Everly, and Jonah. Brennan works full-time at Gordon Food Service (GFS) as a Senior Credit Analyst, all the while serving as a bivocational pastor at Kings.