Kentwood Staff


  • Dave Smith

    Senior Pastor

    Dave and Para Smith came to Kentwood in 2002 along with their three boys: Deylan, Austin and Tanner. Dave, a native Richmonder,  earned his Bachelor's degree from Radford University and his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Para earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Social Work from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

  • Mike Bailey

    Associate Pastor of  Youth and Children

    Associate Pastor of Youth and Children
    Mike and Aubrey Bailey came to Kentwood in January 2010 along with their three children: Kamryn, Braidyn and Landon. Mike earned his Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University in 2009.  Mike has a passion for ministering to both children and teenagers and believes with partnering with parents in developing a strong faith in the life of students.

  • Lori Taylor

    Church Secretary

    Lori is married to Jim and they have 2 children, Stephen and Kristen.  Lori is new to her position at Kentwood, but has been involved in Youth Ministry for several years.  You can contact Lori during office hours from 8:30am - 1pm, Monday thru Thursday at 932.5370.

  • aubrey bailey

    worship team leader

    Aubrey is married to Mike Bailey and came to Kentwood in January 2010.  She has a passion for music and has served in different worship team roles over the past 20 years.  Aubrey is a professor at South University and graduated from Utica College with a Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy Degree in 2012.  She is set to begin her Doctorate in Health and Wellness in May 2017. 

  • Jenne Bickett

    W.E.E. Care Preschool Director

    Jenne is excited to be a part of the legacy this ministry offers to the community. She believes children are one of God's greatest gifts and that each one is uniquely crafted by our Creator. Her passion is to instill a love for Jesus and a love for learning at a young age to each of the children the Lord brings to become a part of the WEE Care family.  Jenne is married to Tony, they have two children of their own and live in the New Kent area.  You can contact Jenne at 806-787-2651.