Staff and Leaders
Rev. Kevin Gardner-Sinclair
Kevin hails from Dallas, Texas, but fell in love with Louisville on two back-to-back years of vacation in Kentucky visiting friends. A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and the Divinity School at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Kevin is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate with Truett Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Kevin has been preaching and teaching since 2000 and has served in youth ministry roles at Royal Lane Baptist Church and Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Emerywood Baptist in High Point, North Carolina, and for eight years as Minister to Youth and of Missions at South Main Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Kevin brings to the pastoral team at Broadway the love of preaching, biblical study, collaborative leadership, and missions in an urban context in Midtown Houston and in a global context in India as a summer missionary, in Peru with Operación San Andrés, and in Kenya with Sodzo International.
Kevin is married to Nora, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialization in trauma therapy. She has previously served agencies in Nairobi, Brooklyn, Harlem, and East Dallas. Together, they love cooking, live music and theater, discovering their city, and hiking with their dog, Eleanor “Ellie” Roosevelt Gardner-Sinclair.
Email Kevin Gardner-Sinclair at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Kristin Belcher
interim minister - youth, Children & Families
Kristin Belcher is from Danville, Ky. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky, a Masters of Science and Social Work from the University of Louisville, and a Masters of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Kristin began her work as the interim youth minister at Broadway in 2017. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats and spending time with her niece and nephews.
Email Kristin Belcher at email@example.com
Rev. Robert Aubrey Gammon
ASSOCIATE PASTOR - Worship And Music
Robert is a native of Florida where he received his undergraduate degree in Church Music at Stetson University. After receiving his Master’s degree in Church Music at Southern Seminary, with an emphasis in Pastoral Care, he served three churches over the span of twenty six years in the Carolinas before coming to Broadway four years ago. Some of his personal interests include hiking, golf, sporting events, and, of course, music. He enjoys the challenge of continuing to build upon the strong tradition of sacred choral music Broadway has established over several decades, and invites you to become an active participant in the music ministry at Broadway.
Email Robert Gammon at Robert@broadwaybaptist.org
Rev. Susan Reed
ASSOCIATE PASTOR -
Spiritual Formation And Discipleship
Susan Reed is from Central Kentucky. She holds a BA in Communications from Georgetown College, a Masters of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA, and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Louisville. She has been working at Broadway Baptist Church since 2006, first as the Minister with Youth and College Students, and currently as Associate Pastor (Spiritual Formation and Discipleship). One of her favorite things about Broadway is the family atmosphere and hospitality. Her hope is that this sense of love shines through all that we do: from small groups to Bible study to missions and worship.
Email Susan Reed at SusanR@broadwaybaptist.org
Dr. Leslie Smith Townsend
Leslie Smith Townsend has 30 years of counseling experience in social service agencies, hospitals, pastoral counseling centers and private practice. She specializes in working with families and individuals in crisis and life transition; persons coping with disability or chronic illness; grief and bereavement; divorce and remarriage; adolescence and young adult issues; abuse recovery; women’s issues; and spiritual direction.
Townsend received her Ph.D. in pastoral counseling in 1991 and did post-graduate work in marriage and family therapy. She is an ordained Baptist minister and holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C. She is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
She is an Anthem, Humana and CIGNA provider.
Betsy is from Salisbury, NC. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Mars Hill University and a Master of Religious Education in Church Social Work from Southern Seminary. She came to Louisville over 30 years ago with the intention of getting that seminary degree and returning to NC. In the process, she met and married her husband, Russell. Together they have made Louisville their home and have raised their 2 children, Chris and Amanda, here. Chris and his wife, Tory, live in Greensboro, NC, where Chris is the Associate Pastor of Youth and Families at First Baptist Church. Amanda is a Global Mission Fellow with The United Methodist Church in Mexico City, Mexico. In her spare time, Betsy enjoys reading, games, travel, and spending time with her new granddaughter.
Email Betsy Cherry at Betsy@broadwaybaptist.org
In October 1996, Don came to Broadway with a twenty two year background in Law Enforcement, three years as a paper maker, three years a machinist and six years as a mechanic. He has ventured into home remodeling, electrical and plumbing along with woodworking for many years. As a Law Enforcement Officer, Don had the privilege of becoming an instructor in the fields of fire arms training, school bus and ambulance driving and radio communications. At Broadway, Don wants to continue to focus on keeping this facility a safe and secure church for its members, staff and visitors within its bounds. He is assisted in this goal by James Williams, who has been on staff since September 1996.
Email Don Irvan at Don@broadwaybaptist.org