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Pastoral Team

Edward Barclay III

Lead Pastor

Edward Barclay serves as the Lead Pastor of First Baptist. In 2011, God used the Barclays to plant a growing church in Loveland, Colorado. In 2021, First Baptist voted Edward to become its next pastor. Both Edward and his wife April grew up around the Ohio River valley and love ministering and serving others in their local community with their four kids.

Andy Horner

Worship Pastor
Andy Horner leads the music, young adult, discipleship, and care ministries of First Baptist. He has served on our ministry teams since 2007. Andy and Cordia have two children.

Elijah Ketchum

Teen Pastor
Elijah Ketchum leads the youth ministries of First Baptist and has pioneered many connections for our church to better serve our local community. Elijah and Lauren both grew up in the greater Cincinnati area and have one child.

Ryan Williamson

Kids Pastor
Ryan Williamson leads a host of volunteers at First Baptist who faithfully minister to our kids. Ryan met his wife Becca on a missions trip, and they have one daughter.

Dr. William Duttry

Former Pastor

Bill Duttry served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist from 1999 to 2022. During his ministry, God tremendously blessed this church's ministries and global impact. He and his wife Pam have three children who serve the Lord together with their families in full-time ministry. Bill Duttry's passion continues to be developing gospel messengers and publishing the message of God's Word worldwide.

Dr. Charles Keen

Former Pastor

Charles Keen served as the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Milford for over 35 years. During his ministry, he led the church to cultivate an incredible reputation for missions and global outreach. He founded Milford Christian Academy and Bearing Precious Seed. Charles and Mary Keen continue to encourage Christians to publish God's Word among people with the least access to it--whether that means Bible translation or pre-evangelism.

Church Mission

Our mission is to help people find and follow Jesus.

That might lead anyone to ask two questions:

Church Beliefs

We’ve summarized key beliefs from our statement of faith. Reach out to us if you would like to view our detailed faith statement.
God
We believe that God is one God and eternally exists triunally in three distinct persons, each equal in power and attributes: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that God sovereignly reigns over His kingdom.
The Bible

We believe in the authority of Scripture. We believe that the Bible is the plenarily and verbally inspired, inerrant, living Word of God. We believe that God has divinely and faithfully preserved His Word for all people today in the Hebrew Masoretic text and the Greek Textus Receptus. We use only the Authorized King James Bible for faith and practice in English.

Man
We believe that man is inherently sinful and dead in sin. We believe that any person through repentance and faith can, by grace, receive eternal salvation, which is freely offered through the substitutionary, atoning death of Christ on the cross. Salvation is not earned or deserved. We believe in the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus after his death.
Church
We believe in the authority and autonomy of the local church. The primary obligations of the church are assembling together for the purpose of worshiping God, evangelizing the lost, baptizing and discipling of saved persons, caring for the poor, participating in the Lord’s Table, and taking seriously the global responsibility to reproduce more churches—glorifying God through each. The church has two offices (pastor and deacon). The church has one mission to make disciples who follow Jesus Christ.
Last Things
We believe in the pretribulational rapture of the church. We believe in the visible, personal, and premillennial return of Jesus Christ to earth. We believe that all people will spend forever in either a real heaven or in a literal hell. For this reason, we believe that the church has an imperative mission to deliver God’s gospel message to all peoples of the world.

Campus Ministries

We have a lot going on around our campus. God has blessed First Baptist with several national and international ministries. Each of these ministries serves the mission of our church to provide God’s message to the world and prepare messengers who follow Jesus.

Bearing Precious Seed

Bearing Precious Seed publishes, prints, and delivers the message of God’s Word by partnering with local churches to reach the world with the Word of God. Psalm 126:6

Milford Christian Academy

Milford Christian Academy is dedicated to teaching and training students in preschool through twelfth grade to follow Christ with academic excellence. Luke 2:52

Master
Clubs

Master Clubs provides practical children’s discipleship resources, staff training, and support for local church leaders. Matthew 23:10

Biblical School of World Evangelism

Biblical School of World Evangelism is a Bible college preparing missionaries to lead others to follow Jesus in cross-cultural environments through missionary training, linguistics, and practical local church ministry. Acts 13:47

FirstBible School of Translation

FirstBible School of Translation is a three-year graduate program dedicated to thoroughly equipping men and women for cross-cultural Bible translation ministry into either written or unwritten languages. Romans 15:21

Service Times

  • Sundays at 9 AM, 10 AM, and 6 PM
  • Thursdays at 7 PM
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