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Bivocational Pastors & Wives Retreat

September 30, 2022 - October 1, 2022

Join us for a weekend filled with encouragement and evangelism tips for bivocational pastors and their wives.

The Bivocational Pastors & Wives Retreat is designed for individuals that are engaged in bivocational pastoral ministry. This year’s retreat will take place at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset.



Kelvin Edwards

Aetna Grove Baptist Church

Kelvin has served as the pastor of Aetna Grove Baptist Church since January, 2001. He also serves as the AMS for the Lynn Association of Baptist Churches and is employed by the Hart County School System in their Alternative Education department.

Todd Gray

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Todd serves as the Executive Director-Treasurer at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Rob Patterson

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Rob serves as the Team Leader for the Evangelism Team at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Kenny Rager

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Kenny serves as an Evangelism Associate at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Michael DeLand

Swan Pond Baptist Church

Michael DeLand has been preaching the gospel for over 22 years, 17 of those in a bivocational pastorate. He currently serves as a bivocational pastor at Swan Pond Baptist Church in Barbourville, Kentucky, while also serving as the Director of College Relations at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College.

Roetta Vaught

Oak Grove Baptist Church

Roetta is wife of bivocational pastor Barry Vaught. They serve in a small rural church in Nancy, Ky. Roetta served as president of Kentucky WMU from 2018 -2022. She is also the current WMU Director for her association. 

Paul & Regina Badgett

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Paul serves as Regional Consultant for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Ian Carrico

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Ian serves as a Church Evangelism Strategist at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Ron Shaw

Community Baptist Church

Ron serves as pastor of Community Baptist Church, Somerset.

Don Spencer

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Don serves as the Church Financial Benefits Consultant at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Jason “Bubba” Stewart

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Jason serves as the Worship & Music Consultant at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.


Friday, September 30

3:00 p.m. – Arrive and register
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Retreat
8:20 p.m. – Dismiss & Dessert Fellowship

Saturday, October 1

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. – Retreat
8:45 a.m. – How to Love Your Bride While Serving His Bride
9:30 a.m. – Planning Today for a Secure Tomorrow
9:40 a.m. – Break
10:00 a.m. – Breakout Session 1
10:45 a.m. – Break
11:00 a.m. – Breakout Session 2
12:00 p.m. – Dismiss


Session 1

E-MAP: Assessing Where Your Church is on the Journey to Developing an Evangelistic Culture – Rob Patterson

E-MAP 201: Your Next Steps Towards Building an Evangelistic Culture** – Kenny Rager

Just for Women – Roetta Vaught

**Pastors who completed the E-MAP Assessment during RESET will have opportunity to participate in E-MAP 201 Track: Your Next Steps towards Building an Evangelistic Culture” with Kenny Rager

Session 2

10 Evangelistic Practices of Churches Reaching Kentucky – Ian Carrico

Just for Women – Roetta Vaught