Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 3:8-13

Napoleon Dobbins, Chairman

Member of Forest Baptist Church since 1980. Napoleon and wife

Lorraine have been married 29 years. Napoleon was installed as

Deacon in July of 1982. His favorite scripture is 1 John 3:18 "Dear

children, let us love not with words or speech but with actions and

truth". Other servant positions he has served in include Sunday School Director and Finance chairman. Napoleon strives daily to have a lifestyle showing evidence of salvation and spiritual growth.

Michael Pollard

A member and Deacon of Forest Baptist Church since May 2005. He has served as a teacher for the Men's Sunday School Class. Michael and his wife Golden have been married 48 years. His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding and in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. TRUST IN The Lord!!!

Sherry Ann Hughley

I was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and later moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2008. I’m the youngest of nine siblings. I also am a mother of two sons and a grandmother of 7 grandchildren. While residing in Terre Haute, I was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized at the age of 8 years old. The importance of having a personal relationship with the Lord is something I don’t take lightly. I’m very thankful to have had a beautiful, God-fearing mother who made sure her children, grandchildren and entire family were connected to the body of Christ. She made it known to us that there is no way to get through this life without Jesus. She also taught us the necessity of prayer and having faith in Jesus in all circumstances.

Uniting with Forest Baptist Church upon relocating to Louisville has been a tremendous blessing. My soul is without a doubt richly fed through the preaching and teaching here at Forest. As a result, I have been able to see the transformation that is taking place in my life. I owe it all to God for being so faithful, gracious, loving and kind. He has given me the strength to keep on keeping on despite the challenges I’ve experienced. I’ve always served in church and I count it an honor and privilege to be able to continue to serve here at Forest. In this role of serving as a deacon, I pray I will serve God well because all the glory, honor and praise belongs to Him and Him alone.

P. Adonis Jackson

Through my efforts to lead a friend of mine out of the Black Hebrew Israelite cult known as Israel United In Christ (IUIC), Jesus used what I was learning in my bible studies to convict me of my lack of repentance in June 2018. Through trying to save my friend, I realized that I wanted Jesus to be my savior, but I hadn’t committed to make him my Lord through striving to love him with all of my heart, mind, soul and strength and to love my neighbor as myself. I forsook my life as a nominal, cultural Christian In Name Only (CINO) and surrendered and submitted my life to Jesus that month, and Jesus proceeded to save me from myself, from my sins and from the consequences of my sins. He’s so loving and patient. I owe him my life.

P. Adonis Jackson was born again and adopted into the family of Jesus in June 2018. He has been the husband of Kasie Jackson for 12 years since December 17, 2011. He was born to Paul & Cheryl Jackson 41 years ago on June 29, 1982. He is the brother of Nikki Gary and Tiana Burns and the grandson of his only surviving grandparent Vivian Fields, the mother of his mother. In addition to serving as a Spiritual Coach at, Adonis serves in multiple capacities at his church including but not limited to: Monthly evangelism outings, The Lord's Supper, Sunday Morning Group facilitation, Discipleship Group Facilitation, General Assembly Teacher, Call to Discipleship Prayer Team, Corporate Prayer, Call to Worship, Wednesday Prayer Meeting Lead, Calls and visits to church members.

Jarvaun Lindsay

I was born and raised in Louisville, KY by Mr. Gary & Mrs. Patsy Lindsay, baptized at the age of 7, and grew up in Forest Baptist Church where we were expected to attend church no matter what. I'm a middle child with an older brother (Antoine) and younger sister (Autumn). I have been married over 10 years to Ta'Neka, we have two children, Harper and Morgan.

I have been involved in several ministries including the children’s, youth, and men's choirs, been an usher, men's institute, media team, children's church, and the marriage ministry. I'm honored to be able to use my God-given talents to serve the body. Growing up in Forest has been special, and I’m glad to still call Forest home! It's been exciting to see how Forest has changed and grown over the years and persevered through several pastors, teachers, fires, COVID-19 and more. I'm grateful for the Sunday school, youth ministry, VBS, college tours, and C-Groups that have helped shaped my life to be what it is today.

I’m excited to follow in the footsteps of the many servants who have come before me, and I'm humbled to answer the call of deacon in this stage of my life. God's timing is perfect, in that He knows what we can handle and when we are ready.

One of my favorites scriptures is Matthew 6:26-27 “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

Ta'Neka Lindsay

Current and past involved Ministries at Forest:

•FBC Marriage Ministry

•Discipleship Group (D-Group Leader)

•Sunday Morning Group Leader

•Children's Ministry

•Communications Team

•Special Events Ministry

•C-Group Host

Serving has always come natural to me and I find joy when I’m able to do for others. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and professional nurse, I’m often presented with opportunities to help and serve others.

I’ve never been big on titles for myself. I often shy away from them because I prefer to build relationships with people, and titles can get in the way of that at times. I never thought of myself as the “deacon type”, but after going through the training classes with the pastors and other deacon candidates, I realized how much of a natural fit it was based upon who God has already designed me to be.

Thank you Forest for giving me an opportunity to grow with you! I’m excited about all that we can do for the kingdom of God and our local church as we co-labor together.

Teena L. Saunders

Teena is a mother of two, and grandmother of three, sister of three brothers, an aunt of five nephews, and three nieces. She has attended Sullivan University, Simmons Bible College, and Carver College. She is a U.S. Army Veteran, and currently works for GE, a Haier Company.

"But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I'm a finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the Gospel of the grace of God"

-Acts 20:24

Joseph Todd, Deacon Emeritus

Joseph Todd, a member of Forest since 1999 and installed as a Deacon in September 2001. Joseph and wife Michelle have been married for 24 years. My favorite scripture is Matthew 20:28: Just as the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve.

A man who encapsulates what it means to be a Deacon: a servant at heart who tries to put the Lord first in all he does. He has provided key leadership and example to our body and we are grateful to honor him as Deacon Emeritus of Forest Baptist Church.