Ministerial Staff

  • dr. MIchael Cabell 

    sEnior pastor

    Michael has served at Versailles Baptist since 2007. He became the Senior Pastor in 2014 after serving as the Minister of Discipleship and Evangelism for six years.


    Michael is passionate about preaching God's Word and seeks to help people apply it to their lives. He loves missions and had been involved with the Casa Hogar Emmanuel Orphanage in Naco, Mexico for over 15 years.  

    He is married to the love of his life, Carrie, and they have three children, Jackson, Kennedy, and Madison. 

    Michael holds a Doctorate in Preaching from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.


  • Jonathan Berry

    Minister to Adults

    Jonathan began his ministry at Versailles Baptist in July 2014. He previously served as an Associate Pastor at churches in KY and Delaware.


    Jonathan gives direction to Sunday School, First Impressions, Missions, men’s/women’s ministries, and all adult discipleship opportunities.


    Jonathan has a Bachelors from Mississippi College and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.


    Jonathan is a native of Mississippi and is married to Reagan. They have four children, Stella, Addis, Kona, and Violet.   

  • Kevin Hash

    Minister to Students

    Kevin began his ministry at Versailles Baptist in January 2014.  He leads our ministry to youth and their families. He seeks to train teens in a program of discipleship. 

    Kevin has a Bachelors from Western KY University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.

    Kevin and his wife Dana have three children, Reagan, Ryan and Morgan.      

  • Will gerrald

    minister of worship

    Will joined the ministry team in January 2016. Originally from South Carolina, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Furman University in Greenville, SC and a Master of Church Music degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. 

    Will loves the Lord and is committed to teaching the truth of God's Word through corporate worship. It is his desire to see the Bride of Christ unified in bringing glory to their Maker. In addition to worship responsibilities, Will oversees our media and Senior Adult ministries.

    Will's wife, Caitlin, works part time as Physician Assistant in Lexington. They have three boys, Henry,  Theodore, and Patrick.     

  • Autumn Porter

    minister to children

    Autumn joined the ministry team at Versailles Baptist in October 2019. Her desire

    is to establish a Christian foundation in the lives of children through fun and

    exciting activities.

    Autumn recently earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from

    Anderson University and is current pursuing her Master of Divinity degree, also

    from Anderson University.  

  • Emilio zapata

    minister to hispanics

    Emilio began his ministry with Versailles Baptist in 2010. He and his wife, Nirma, are missionaries from Chile who came to the US to minister to the Spanish speaking population. In addition to Versailles Baptist, they minister with churches in Nicholasville.


    Emilio and Nirma direct a weekly worship service in Spanish and an adult Bible study. They also help provide leadership to our Hispanic Homework Club.

support staff

  • Kendra Lopez

    Office administrator / ministry assistant

    Kendra joined the staff in December 2018.  She manages the facilities and all publications and provides support for the worship, adult, and Hispanic ministries.

  • diane baker

    finance administrator / ministry assistant

    Diane joined the staff in 2015. She provides financial and accounting support and well as support for the Senior Pastor, youth, and children's ministries.

  • Matthew Pettigrew

    accompanist & ministry associate

    Matthew joined the staff in 2018.  He plays piano for all of our services and assists with the worship and student ministries.

  • virginia slone


    Virginia joined the staff in 2007. She oversees the custodial needs of the church and is responsible for preparing our Wednesday night meals.


    Assistant Custodian

  • Brenda owens

    weekend custodian