What we believe

Thank you for taking the time to check out KBC.  Below you will find answers to questions you may have.  Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, we would love to talk with you.  

Our Doctrine:  

In theology and practice we are a New Testament church; a concise explanation of our doctrine can be found here (www.sbc.net) in the Baptist Faith and Message.

Our Affiliation: 

While we are an independent body, we do affiliate ourselves with both the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (www.absc.org) and the Southern Baptist Convention (www.sbc.net).

Our Priority: 

As a body, we gather weekly for worship and Bible Study and we seek to involve every member in ministry and missions.

Our Focus: 

We focus our ministries around two simple Biblical principles: The great commission is clear that every believer is commanded to make disciples of our neighbors and the nations. 

Meet Our Staff

  • Lee Denton

    Lead Pastor

    Lee Denton became the lead pastor of KBC in October of 2016. He married his beautiful wife Lauren in 2002 and they have a son Alexander who was born in April of 2007,  a daughter Leila was born in July of 2013 and the newest addition is daughter Piper Jo born May of 2019.  He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and has over 13 years of full time ministry experience as a youth pastor, worship leader, associate pastor and church planter. 

    Lee's heart is to see Jesus followers embrace  those who are searching and help them come together in an authentic community to discover a real Jesus that transforms the most ordinary life into a life of extraordinary purpose. He meets people where they are,  while extending grace and embracing the transforming power of God's word.  Lee enjoys spending time with his family and friends, football, jam sessions,  all things outdoors and a good steak!

    Psalm 107:2,14-15 "Let the redeemed of the Lord say this.....He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.  Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men!

  • Clay trimble

    Worship Pastor

    Clay has served on a church staff for over 5 years and joined KBC February 2017.  He has led worship and served in church for a combined 12 years beginning in the youth ministry as the worship leader.  Clay has a heart to serve and see those around him come to a greater knowledge of who our God is and who He has called us to be.  Clay graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Christian studies with an emphasis in Theology.  Clay was ordained as a minister at New Life Baptist Church in 2014.  He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing music, hunting and being outdoors.

  • Jeremy & Jessie Briggs

    FAmily Pastor & Children's Director

    Jeremy currently serves as Family Pastor and Jessie serves as our Children’s Director. Jeremy oversees our LifeGroup classes, adult discipleship, and our Celebrate Recovery ministry, while Jessie oversees our KBC Kids Ministry. They have been married seven years, and have a 4 year old daughter, Bailey as well as newly born daughter Haven. Both are graduates of Ouachita Baptist University where Jeremy graduated in 2011 with a degree in English and Christian Studies; Jessie graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree.

    Jessie has previously served in children’s ministry leadership roles at two churches in Central Arkansas. She is passionate about seeing children grow in their walk with Christ and leading them in worship. 

    Jeremy has a heart for worship and has helped lead worship teams in churches since 2005. In 2015, Jeremy responded to God's call to full-time ministry and followed His leading to attend ministry school at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. This was a powerful season of surrender, transformation, and growth for Jeremy and Jessie. After graduation, God brought Jeremy and Jessie back to their home state of Arkansas and opened up an opportunity for them to serve on staff here at KBC. Their passion is to equip the church to take the Gospel Message into their neighborhoods, workplaces, and communities to see lives transformed by the power of Jesus!

  • Jeri Tounzen

    Preschool Director

    Jeri and her husband, Mike, have been part of the KBC family for over three years. They have served in numerous ministries of our church including Nursery & Preschool Ministry, KidVenture, and the Shepherd’s Ministry. They have a big heart for community outreach and a passion for seeing children grow in their knowledge of God and connection with Jesus. Jeri is very excited to oversee our Nursery & Preschool Ministry and looks forward to seeing how God continues to grow this ministry!

  • Tammie Edwards

    Administrative Assistant

    Tammie was raised in Spiro Oklahoma and she moved to Alma AR in 1994.  She worked in preschool education for 10 years and in customer service before the Lord led her family to Kibler Baptist Church.  Tammie joined KBC in 2009 and in 2011 she was brought on as an Administrative Assistant.  She enjoys serving the church alongside the rest of the wonderful staff at KBC.

    Tammie has served in many areas at KBC and currently is the director of Vacation Bible School. She loves working with the children in our nurseries and children's ministry. 

    She has been married to her husband Billy for 24 years and they have 6 children and 7 grandchildren.  In her spare time Tammie loves spending time with her family, relaxing at home, reading and cheering on her kids and grandchildren at their many sporting events.

  • Leanna Hesslen

    Administrative Assistant

    Leanna began serving at KBC in March of 2015. Previously she served 7 years on a church staff as a youth associate, missions assistant and administrative assistant. She also works alongside her husband as Vice President and treasurer for Hesslen Machinery, Co. Inc. Leanna and her husband Buddy have been married for 35 years and they have one son. He is married and now they celebrate the joy of having a daughter! Leanna enjoys spending time with their family and friends, hiking, photography, coffee and their border collie!