Pastor Donnie is a native of Williamsburg, Kentucky, where he met and married his childhood sweetheart, Debbie Jo. He is a graduate of the University of the Cumberlands and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Presently, he is in the writing phase of earning his doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He became a Christ follower in his mid twenties. Upon receiving Christ, God placed within him a great passion to make disciples of all nations. Pastor Donnie formerly served as a missions pastor at Mission Arlington and Community Fellowship, a mission of Travis Avenue Baptist in Texas. He was the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Paintsville, Kentucky, for ten years before coming to CBC. Donnie and Debbie have two daughters, Hannah Elizabeth and Grace Caroline. He enjoys spending time with family, taking long walks with Debbie, developing new friendships, reading books of choice and some assigned texts, watching sports and movies, and sharing Christ with others.