Senior Pastor

Matt Goodsell

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Pastor Matt and his wife Katie have been married since 2001 and have four children, Juliet, Caleb, Josiah and Nathanael. While Katie is native born from Nebraska, Matt is originally from Australia. Matt and Katie met in Australia while on an evangelistic mission trip during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Pastor Matt now calls the United States of America home and has been a proud U.S. citizen since 2007. Matt, through a powerful conversion, came to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 24 and has never looked back. Matt loves to share his testimony which illuminates the love of God. Diving right into service, study and ministry, Matt has been involved in children's ministry, youth ministry and more recently has been pastoring Missouri churches for over 14 years. As a pastime, Matt enjoys the outdoors and hunting in various seasons especially Whitetail Deer. Katie operates a home chidcare, while continuous needs of the family keeps her very busy. In addition, Katie is a constant encouragement to Matt in his role. Pastor Matt and Katie are very thankful to God for His continuous guidance and are blessed to call Ashland home and Ashland Baptist Church their spiritual family. Pastor's cell number is (660) 238-4341 and email:


Interim Ministry Assistant

Jennifer Brooks

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Jenny started working as Evangelism Coordinator for Ashland Baptist Church in July 2017 and Interim Ministry Assistant in September 2017.

Jenny was born and raised in mid-Missouri (a Columbia native) and attended Hickman High School, University of Missouri-Columbia and William Woods University-Graduate Program. Jenny enjoys volunteering time for children’s programs locally including Ashland’s Walking School Bus Program and Ashland Baptist Church programs including AWANA, Kid’s Rock, and Vacation Bible School.

In her spare time she loves to exercise, play with her kids, garden, and spend time with her family – husband-Brad, two sons-Zane and James, a daughter-Lillian, and two Cairn Terriers-B.J. and Elby.

After graduating from MU, she lived for two years in Tennessee working as an account manager for Kellwood Company, an apparel manufacturer, before returning to Columbia. There she began working for MBS Direct, a textbook and course materials provider as a Client Services Representative and finished her tenure as a Marketing Specialist for the K-12 Schools Division.

Within the 12 years that she worked for MBS, Jennifer received her MBA from William Woods University as an evening student, ran two marathons and one half marathon (in Chicago and Nashville), co-chaired the Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink fundraising events for two years. Following that, Jenny worked for the Missouri Department of Agriculture as a Marketing Specialist from 2010-2013 and most recently she served as Marketing Director for D&H Drugstore from 2013-2017.

Worship Leader

Wade Vandelicht

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     I am currently a teacher at Southern Boone HS (math) and married to my wonderful wife Ashley. We have been married since 2009. We have one daughter Laken and one son Harrison.  My hobbies include coaching soccer and the fishing team, going fishing and hunting, woodworking, and playing music. I am blessed to serve ABC in the area of music and Sunday worship. I enjoy being part of an active Lifegroup, playing at church and being with friends and family outdoors.  

Children's Leader

Andy Padovan

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Youth Leader

Michele Sapp

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Men's Ministry Co-Chair

Blake Atkins

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Men's Ministry Co-Chair

Kevin Lybrand

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Women's Ministry Co-Chair

Cynthia Travis

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Women's Ministry Co-Chair

Bonnie Atkins

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Contact Us
Ashland Baptist Church
  • 203 E. Broadway
    P.O. Box 230
    Ashland, Missouri 65010
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  • Phone 573-657-4653
  • Email
Regular Schedule
Office Hours
  • Monday - Thursday
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Lifegroups for All Ages
    – 9:00 AM
  • Sunday Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • Discipleship Training
    – 6:00 PM
  • Bible Study at Bluegrass Terrace
    – 6:00 PM
  • Prayer Gathering
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • IMPACT Youth (6th-12th)
    – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • AWANA (K-5th)
    – 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Praise Team Practice
    – 6:30 PM
  • Worship Choir Practice
    – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  October 2017  
Upcoming Events


ABC Family Game Night
7:00 PM
It's Back! Bring your board games and a snack to share and head to the church for fun and fellowship! Great way to get out of the house and have some fun on a Saturday night. Good old fashioned board games, friends and food. Join us!


Coffee & Conversation
8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Lifegroups for ALL AGES
9:00 AM to 9:55 AM
Sunday Morning Service
10:00 AM
Worship for the whole family
FPU Class
6:30 PM


Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM
All welcome for prayer in the church sanctuary.