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Hello! My name is PASTOR ZACH HAFFECKE and I am the new Senior Pastor at Ashland Baptist Church. I have been married to Sarah for 10 years. We have two children; Emmalynn, 7, and Everett, 2, and we are excited to join this wonderful community! We moved from Waverly, Missouri where I was the Pastor at Waverly Baptist Church for over four years. I am a lifelong Missourian that has a great love to reach this great state with the love of Jesus. I received my undergraduate degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO and I received my Master’s of Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. I have been in ministry for nearly nine years and am so thankful for the opportunity to serve God, the Church, and this community.

My heart is to reach as many people as possible with the hope of Jesus Christ and to teach and train followers of Jesus Christ to grow in their knowledge and understanding of what it means to follow Jesus and how to live more like Him each day. My family desires to dive into this community and have a positive impact anywhere we can. We would love to get to know as many of you as we can, and truly cannot wait to see what God does in our community! If you don’t have a church home, I want to encourage you to join us at Ashland Baptist Church as we grow together in our faith in Jesus Christ!












AMY CLARDY has been the Executive Secretary at ABC since December of 2017 and is also a co-coordinator of the Women's Ministry Team.  She is married to her husband Darewin, who serves as a deacon and is also a co-coordinator of the Men's Ministry Team. They have been members of Ashland Baptist Church since 2010.  They have two grown children; Austin who lives in Macon, Mo and Amber and her husband, Austin Gibson who live in VA. 








                    WORSHIP LEADER

WADE VANDELICHT is currently a teacher at Southern Boone HS (math) and married to his wonderful wife Ashley. They have been married since 2009. They have two daughters Laken & Sawyer and one middle son Harrison.  Wade's 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."









                    YOUTH CO-DIRECTORS

DEREK & HAYLEY LOMBARD have been married since August 22, 1998 and have two daughters Mae and Cora. They resided in Southwest Missouri until relocating to Ashland, Hayley‘s hometown, in 2016. Before relocating they both served at Round Grove Baptist Church in various capacities including Bible Drills, RA's, Sunday school teachers, School board of Round Grove Christian Academy, & a pastor search committee before the Lord relocated them to Ashland. Immediately upon relocating in 2016 they were drawn to Ashland Baptist Church and became members the following year. Upon becoming members of ABC they instantly started serving ABC in the following capacities, Church Council, fellowship director, Fellowship team, Lifegroup leader. The Lord directed them to leading the middle & high school life group on Sunday mornings starting April 7th, 2019. By December of 2019 the Lord had directed Hayley to provide meals & Derek to bring the messages on IMPACT Wednesday nights replacing the previous youth pastor Eric Lawman. By September of 2020 they had assumed & been voted by the Church as Co-youth directors where they continue to feel called & serve.




























Greetings ABC! We are Barry and Heidi Gamblin. We have been married since June 1976, after each of us graduated from college. After a nine-year stint in the Air Force, Barry separated from the service, received a masters degree in computer science, and began a career in the information technology field. Heidi went to graduate school and became an elementary school teacher. Over the years we have lived in several different places: Colorado, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Georgia and now Missouri. We have two grown sons who live in the Denver area, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

In 2019 we both retired and moved from Georgia to Colorado, intending that Colorado would be our retirement home. But God had other plans for us, and in 2022 He led us to move to the Ashland, MO area and we started attending ABC where we made the decision to become members. We have been involved in many of the activities that ABC has to offer. We were recently asked if we would be willing to become leaders of the JOY senior adult ministry and after much thought and prayers we said yes. We (especially Heidi) have a heart towards senior adults and we hope to involve many of the seniors at ABC as we, with the Lord’s guidance, build this ministry together.








                                 CHILDREN'S LEADER

Bethanie Baker is a full-time Mom and part-time nurse. She is married to her high school sweetheart Luke, who serves as a deacon at ABC. She has 2 young children,  Logan and Brenna. Bethanie is also is involved in the youth ministry at ABC. She is very excited about leading the children at Ashland Baptist Church and sharing the gospel and love of Jesus!