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.

  • Dr. Mark WilliamsSenior Pastor

    Mark is a native of Shelbyville, Kentucky. In 2006, Mark graduated from Boyce College, a school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2010, he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Southern Seminary and earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. In July 2014, Mark was called as Pastor of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. He resides in Louisville with his wife Jessica and their two children, Madelyn and Noah. Email: mwilliams@walnutstreet.org


    Jason joined the Walnut Street family in June of 2018. Before coming to WSBC, he served for over 10 years as a worship pastor of churches in Kansas, Mississippi, & Missouri. He recently served as the worship pastor for a church plant in Wichita, KS, and before that as the worship pastor of a church in the Kansas City Metro area. Jason is currently attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Master of Divinity. Jason & his wife Catie live in Louisville with their three boys, Harrison,Graham, and Henry,  and their Australian Shepherd, OllieEmail: jclough@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


    Matt joined the Walnut Street staff in March of 2015. Previously, Matt served for 8 years as the minister of students at Hawesville Baptist Church, as well as serving in various ministry capacities at Zion Baptist Church in his hometown of Henderson, KY. Matt graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in December 2006 with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education. Email: mpinkston@walnutstreet.org


    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

  • BRAD WILLIS, MINISTER (Community ministries)

    Brad joined the Walnut Street staff in August of 2016. Previously, Brad has served for 9 years as the minister of students in Missouri & Oklahoma, as well as serving as director of a family ministry center, Upward basketball director, and a college & missions pastor. Brad is a graduate of Boyce College with a global studies degree and is currently pursuing his Masters in Christian Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brad is married to Denise and they have two boys, Noah and Ezra. Email: bwillis@walnutstreet.org


    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


    Rachel has been serving at Walnut Street since October 2020 as our financial assistant. Previously, Rachel served as a Walnut Street member in our children’s ministry by teaching Sunday school and leading in the Awana program. She is currently studying Business Finance at the University of Louisville. Rachel and her husband Matthew have been happily married since May 2020. Email: rleyva@walnutstreet.org


    Susan Barnett (Wedding Coordinator)

    Deborah Stephens (Wedding Coordinator)

    Steve Bacher (Custodial)

    Jim Creg (Custodial)

    Ketra James (Custodial)