Who We Are

For almost 50 years, Hurstbourne Baptist Church has offered the hope of Jesus Christ to those living in East Louisville and beyond. We exist to glorify God and make disciples of Jesus Christ in our neighborhoods and among the nations.

Our Pastors

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Jeremy Pellum

Lead Pastor

502-426-2444
jpellum@hurstbournebc.org

Jeremy Pellum joined the Team of Pastors at Hurstbourne Baptist Church in the summer of 2018, after serving for several years as South Campus Pastor at First Baptist Church of Jacksonville.

Jeremy completed his undergraduate degree at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. He then completed his MDiv and PhD at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Jeremy and his wife Mary have three children, Noel, Eli, and William. Jeremy finds great joy in serving the saints at Hurstbourne Baptist Church and welcoming any new guests who may join us on a Sunday morning.

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Trevor Coleman

Minister of Worship

502-426-2444 ext. 316
tcoleman@hurstbournebc.org

Trevor Coleman joined the Team of Pastors at Hurstbourne Baptist Church in 2020. Prior to coming to Louisville, he served as Worship Minister at Berea First Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.

Trevor received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Youngstown State University in Ohio. He earned his Master of Church Music from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Trevor also serves as Adjunct Instructor of Music and Worship Leadership at Boyce College.

Serving at HBC and leading people to worship Jesus is an honor and delight for Trevor and his family. Trevor and his wife Chelsey have two children, Grant and Nora Grace.

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Vince Scarbrough

Family Pastor

502-426-2444 ext. 315
vscarbrough@hurstbournebc.org

Vince Scarbrough has been a part of the team of Pastors at Hurstbourne Baptist Church since 2010. Before serving at HBC, he was a part of several other church ministries in Alabama.

Vince completed his undergraduate degree at Troy State University. He earned an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and went on to complete his MDiv at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Vince spends his days faithfully serving in a number of ways, some of which include overseeing and implementing our children’s ministry, meeting with prospective members, and encouraging families at HBC. Vince and his wife Teresa have two grown children, Caleb and Olivia.

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Chase Grubb

Student and Missions Pastor

502-426-2444 ext. 308
cgrubb@hurstbournebc.org

Chase joined the Team of Pastors in October of 2014 after serving at multiple churches in Tennessee. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed an MA in Teaching from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing an MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Chase joyfully serves HBC by investing daily in the lives of our students, as well as overseeing our Missions & Evangelism team. He regularly connects with our missionary partners as we strategically seek to fulfill the Great Commission.

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Prasad Aghamkar

South Asian Missions Pastor

502-426-2444 ext. 321
paghamkar@hurstbournebc.org

Prasad has served with the Team of Pastors at Hurstbourne Baptist Church since 2014, after serving for 15 years as a lead Pastor in India.

Prasad completed his BS from the University of Bombay, India. He attended the Maharashtra Bible College in India. After serving as a lead Pastor in India, Prasad and his family moved to the Louisville area, where he earned MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Prasad faithfully leads the South Asian Ministry at Hurstbourne Baptist Church. He coordinates gospel outreach and evangelistic events for the South Asian people group. He regularly connects with many Hindu families in the communities neighboring Hurstbourne Baptist Church. Prasad and his wife Vandana have two children, Prabhavi and Vachan.

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Jeff Smith

Administration & Discipleship Pastor

502-426-2444 ext. 313
jsmith@hurstbournebc.org

Jeff has served with the Team of Pastors since 2007. Before pastoring here at HBC, he served in other churches in Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Jeff earned a BA from the University of Georgia and an MDiv from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jeff serves Hurstbourne Baptist Church in the areas of church administration, operations, and ministry strategy, and he also oversees group discipleship ministry, particularly our Sunday School. Jeff and his wife Emily have two children, Seth and Chelsea.

What We Believe

We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ, described in the Bible, is completely true. We believe that God freely gives eternal life to all who believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Below are a few key excerpts from our church’s statement of faith.

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.

Christ is the eternal Son of God. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.

For more on what we believe, see our full statement of faith.

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We exist to glorify God and make disciples of Jesus Christ in our neighborhoods and among the nations.