About Us


Dr. R. Shawn Edwards, Association Mission Strategist

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Dr.  Shawn Edwards has come back to his beginnings in his service here, being born in Hardin County, though he spent most of his growing up years in Glasgow. At the age of eight, after witnessing his cousin’s baptism, he realized his need for Christ. In November, 1967, he gave his heart and life to Christ. God called him into full-time Christian service years later while at WKU.  He continued his education by getting his Masters of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. 

During his ministry, Shawn has served as full-time pastor in churches in Martinsburg, West Virginia; Franklin, North Carolina; and Hebron and Vine Grove, Kentucky.  He is excited about this new chapter in his ministry. 

Shawn has been married to his college sweetheart, Vivian, for thirty-one years.  They have two children, Cameron, 18, and Katelyn, 15.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, U.K. basketball, and watching old movies. 




Judie Goodman, Ministry Assistant

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Judie Goodman was born in Upton, KY. Judie’s dad was in the Army so she traveled the world for 18 years, visiting Germany, Switzerland, France, and other areas of the world. 

Judie was saved at the age of 12 with her Uncle, Bro.Carlie Ward, by her side. Judie was baptized in the Nolin River. She remembers that moment and the way it felt very vividly and she knew that God was with her from then until eternity.

Judie is a member of Unity Baptist Church in Stephensburg, KY.

Judie has been married to her best friend Norman for 40 years and has 3 children, Michelle Brown (Robert), Sheri Rice (Matt) and Erik Goodman. Judie had 5 grandsons and 2 great-grandaughters.


Tanner Royalty - Baptist Campus Minister

Tanner Royalty is 25 years old. He received Master of Arts in Worship Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is a graduate from Campbellsville University with a double major in Communications/ Public Relations and English. He serves full-time at New Hope Community Church in Elizabethtown.
Tanner has a passion for discipleship and other than leading worship on a regular basis he enjoys writing content and running a blog to provide useful worship and church resources for other young pastors like himself. You can check out and read his weekly blog here: tannerroyalty.com