OUR TEAM

At Walnut Street, we're thankful for the men and women who serve our church faithfully. We encourage you to use this webpage to become more familiar with our church staff and also as a resource to pray for these individuals regularly.

  • Coye Still, III, SENIOR PASTOR

    Coye began serving with Walnut Street in January 2023 and is thrilled to be here! Previously, he served with the International Mission Board (IMB) in Botswana. He has also served with the IMB in South Asia. He has pastored churches in Kentucky & North Carolina. Coye is married to Sherra. They give thanks to God for their five adult children, five children-in-law, and wonderful grandchildren.  Email: cstill@walnutstreet.org

  • JACOB SMITH, FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR

    Jacob joined the Walnut Street staff in January of 2021. Before coming to WSBC, Jacob and his family lived in western North Carolina, where he served as the Associate Pastor of his church for fourteen years. Prior to entering the ministry, he spent five years in small business management. Jacob graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a Master of Divinity & moved to Louisville to enter the PhD program at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jacob and his wife live in Louisville with their two children, Gavin and Alexis. Email: jsmith@walnutstreet.org

  • Jamie Creg, Children's Director

    Jamie has been serving at Walnut Street since August of 2018. Previous to joining our team, Jamie & her family have been serving as members at WSBC since 2016.  She has been involved in children's ministry in 3 others church for 16 years, and brings a wealth of experience in reaching and teaching children. Jamie & her husband Jim have been married for 29 years, and have 5 children. Email: jcreg@walnutstreet.org

  • KATHY WILSON, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Kathy has been serving at Walnut Street since January of 2001. She is responsible for the administative support of the ministerial staff. Kathy resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Michael, daughter, Alex and son, Evan. Email: kwilson@walnutstreet.org

  • Gang li (Martin), Chinese minister

    Martin graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in December 2021 and then joined the Walnut Street staff as Chinese Minister. Before Martin came to America in 2018 to start his theological program, he was a bi-vocational pastor in a house church for 7 years in Guangzhou, China. Martin has various vocational experiences and he is passionate to proclaim the Word of God and active in cross-church ministries. He and his wife Lei Xiao live in Louisville. Email: gli@walnutstreet.org

  • JANET PEARSON, INTERIM COMMUNITY MINISTRIES DIRECTOR

    Janet joined the Walnut Street staff in August 2022. Previous to joining the staff, Janet had served as a volunteer in the Community Ministries since 2000.  She became a member of WSBC in June 2001 and is an active member of the Agape Sunday School class. Janet has a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Arts degree, and Rank I in Education from the University of Louisville. She retired from the Jefferson County Public Schools & the University of Louisville after working in education for 50 years. Janet is a widow and has one son, Dean. Email: jpearson@walnutstreet.org

  • SUPPORT STAFF:

    Susan Barnett (Wedding Coordinator)

    Deborah Stephens (Wedding Coordinator)

    Ketra James (Custodial)

    Grace Jewell (Custodial)

    Muhammad al Fraiji (Custodial)

    Stephen Creg (Custodial)