Find a brief introduction to the members of our association team. Each one is serving for the glory of God, is committed to assisting churches, and is thankful for our partnership in the gospel.
Association Missionary & NAMB Church Planting Catalyst
About the Coppedges – David and Sonya were appointed by NAMB in 1999 to serve Southern Hills Baptist Association. The International Mission Board appointed the Coppedges in 1984 to Montevideo, Uruguay where they served until 1999. David was the Urban Church Planting Strategist for Montevideo and taught Evangelism and Missions in the Baptist Seminary. Before missionary appointment David served churches for over eighteen years. Sonya has taught school in several states and for several years was an adjunct professor of Spanish at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont Campus. David and Sonya have two grown daughters and a nineteen year old attending U.C.
NAMB Send Cincinnati and Church Planting Strategist
Dennis is a native of Southwest Ohio and a graduate of Carson-Newman College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served in local church ministry from 1980 until 1997 when he began serving through the association, first as the Church and Community Missionary, and since 2006 in his present position. Dennis and his wife Micki love Cincinnati, having lived and worked here since 1984. Their family includes a son, daughter-in-law, and grandson who live in Texas, and a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson who lives in California. Dennis has a strong sense of calling to Cincinnati and to assist pastors and churches in glorifying God in the area. He also is an avid bicyclist.
Ministry Evangelism Strategist Missionary
Oliver is a native of Kentucky and a graduate of The University of the Cumberlands, received his masters at Eastern Kentucky University and a graduate of Southern Seminary in Louisville Kentucky. Oliver and Valerie have three children, Kaitlyn, Kyle, and Kelsey. He taught high school and middle school social studies at Anderson County Middle School in Lawrenceburg Kentucky, Oneida Baptist in Kentucky and Clermont Northeastern Middle School in Ohio. Oliver and Valerie served with the International Mission board in East Asia for two years. In August of 2006 he joined the staff of the Baptist Association of Greater Cincinnati as Ministry of Evangelism Strategist.
As a Church and Community Missionary Oliver assists the churches and ministries of Cincinnati Area Baptist Association (CABA) with the ministry work they are performing and develops new ministry opportunities for the churches to participate in. This ministry includes helping churches with Vacation Bible Schools, construction mission projects, multi-housing ministry, block parties, English as a Second language, coordinating an annual World Changers project, Family Fest, sports camps and coordinating volunteer teams who come to Cincinnati to minister. Contact Oliver for more information about how you or your church can get involved in CABA ministries.
Collegiate Ministries Director
Ken and Mary Kay moved their family to Cincinnati in January 1992. They have three children, Sarah, Nathan, and Kelley. Although Texas was their home state, Ohio has become home to the Dillards. God has truly blessed as the family has grown and friendships have deepened. Ohio is a great place to follow the Father in ministry.
The vision statement for Collegiate Ministry in Cincinnati is “Reaching the world for Christ, Developing one relationship at a time.” Worldwide evangelism begins on the doorstep of our colleges and universities. Collegians, by nature, are very relational. We live in a new millennium that is accompanied with an increased awareness of spiritual matters. One-on-one discipleship, small group Bible study, innovative worship, and hands-on mission experiences are the tools of Collegiate Ministry. Whether on campus or in church, together we will reach college students in Jesus’ name. For more information visit our collegiate website.
Ministry Assistant/Financial Secretary
Linda and Dave were born and raised in the Cincinnati/Fairfield area. They have two grown married children and four grandchildren. Linda and Dave have been members of Rolling Hills Baptist in Fairfield since 1977. Linda has worked with G.A.’s (Girls In Action) for 43 years.
Serving as Ministry Assistant in the Cincinnati area for 20+ years. Serving as Ministry Assistant and Financial Secretary in my current position since September 2003 has been a tremendous blessing. I believe that my job is to encourage, support and provide resources for churches and church plants in the Cincinnati area.