Our Leadership

Our Leadership


People often aspire to positions of leadership and authority because they want to be served. Jesus said, that those who would be greatest in His kingdom would be those who humble themselves to serve others (Matt 20:25-28). We are blessed to have seven servant leaders who shepherd the flock here at Lost River. The New Testament refers to those in positions of leadership within local churches by several terms including shepherd, elder and overseer. The qualities these men are to possess are given in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. The shepherds currently serving and leading us are:

John Burch

Mark Cochran

Paul Cook

Durell Dobbins

Lawrence Kelley

Scott Gary

Don Dew



In addition to our elders we are served by twenty-one deacons. The word deacon means servant. These are men who are characterized by the qualities enumerated in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. These men give significant time and attention to people of Lost River and the work we are striving to accomplish. It would be impossible for us to continue functioning without the help and support we receive from these men and their families. Below are the deacons currently serving us at Lost River.

Paul Arnold, Scott Bouldin, Roger Bratton, Nick Dew, Jason Dorris, Tim Earnhart, Richard Fontenot, Stephen Goodbar, Chad Graber, Tom Helm, Jeff Jenkins, Travis Keller, Stacy Lamb, Josh Lankford, Scott Logan, Mack Morrison, Jared Nix, Chuck Phillips, Shawn Rubel, Randy Scarboro, Brett Smith, Joshua Smith, Eric Stinson, Steve Stinson, Darrell Tade, Bill Throneberry, Gordon Vickous, Craig Wingfield


Lost River currently supports three full time evangelists. These men devote their time and energies to the study and presentation of God’s word from the pulpit, the classroom and in private studies. Each of our preachers and their areas of work are listed below.

Durell Dobbins

Lawrence Kelley

Durell Dobbins - Durell’s efforts are split between serving the needs of the church here in Bowling Green as a shepherd and carrying the gospel abroad. He makes up to four mission trips a year.

Lawrence Kelley - Lawrence’s efforts are concentrated on preaching and teaching the word here in Bowling Green. Lawrence also serves the church as one of our shepherds.