Jeremy Atwood

Jeremy became the senior pastor at Immanuel in October of 2017. Originally from Liberty, Kentucky (Casey County), Jeremy grew up at First Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized at the age of 9 years old.

He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where he majored in Religious Studies and History. In May of 2015 Jeremy earned his Master’s of Theological Studies degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth Texas and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

He is married to his wife Cara. They have one daughter, Lizzy. Jeremy is passionate about connecting Barren County to Jesus, seeing people grow in their faith, and serving others.



Justin Meredith

Justin is the Associate Pastor of Worship and Multi-Generational Ministries at Immanuel as well as the Campus Missionary Leader for the Baptist Campus Ministry with the Kentucky Baptist Convention at Western Kentucky University, Glasgow Campus. Before moving to Glasgow he lived with his parents in Bowling Green, KY. He came to salvation at 8 years old and was baptized shortly after at the church they had been attending.

Justin has been a member of Immanuel since 2011 and has served on staff since May of 2015. He is currently finishing a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus on Worship and Pastoral Studies at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. Justin is passionate about connecting to Jesus Christ and other Christians, growing spiritually, and serving others in order that they too may become fully devoted.


Wes Shipley

Wes became Youth Pastor in March of 2019. Wes was born and raised in Barren County. He and his wife Chasity have been married for nearly 14 years and have 2 kids, Scarlett and Roman. Wes graduated from Barren County High in 2003 and Western Kentucky in 2008. He and his family join us from Coral Hill Baptist where they have been serving since 2012. Wes has a heart for students and is excited about seeing them come to faith and being disciples who make disciples.


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