About Us

Dr. R Shawn Edwards,
Associational Mission Strategist
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.  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 a full-time pastor in churches in Martinsburg, West Virginia; Franklin, North Carolina; and Hebron and Vine Grove, Kentucky.  He is excited about serving in the association. 
Shawn has been married to his college sweetheart, Vivian, for over thirty years.  They have two children, Cameron and Katelyn.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, U.K. basketball, and watching old movies. 
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Tanner Royalty,

Baptist Campus Minister

Tanner Royalty 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, KY.

Tanner has a passion of 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

Kayla Dailey,

Administrative Assistant

Kayla Dailey was born and raised in Hardin County where she still lives today with her husband, Ben, and two kids Sean and Chance.

She graduated with an associate’s degree in business management from ECTC in 2013.  She has worked with her husband to run his family-owned business, Crutcher’s Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial Services, since January 2009.  Additionally, she started her own business, Kentucky Strength Farm, in the fall of 2014 after finding her passion in the fitness community and competing in amateur strongwoman shows.  As of January 1, 2024 she is the United States Strongman Kentucky State Representative. She loves helping people build confidence through the power of strength training.

She served as the financial secretary at New Horizon Baptist Fellowship in Glendale for over 10 years. In 2013, God led Kayla to use her own testimony as a survivor and she began her volunteer work at Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, where she served as a Crisis Response Specialist and then on the Board of Directors, serving over 11 years as a volunteer.

Kayla enjoys spending time with her family, especially her husband and kids.  When she isn’t working or volunteering, she enjoys being outside, gardening and traveling. 

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Association Office:
500 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: 270-765-4023
Office Hours: 
Monday 9:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Or by appointment, email admina@svab.comcastbiz.net to schedule.