Pastor Kevin Folger
Pastor Kevin Folger graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1978. He joined the staff of Cleveland Baptist as an associate in May of 1978. In 1990, he became co-pastor with Dr. Roy Thompson. In 1995, Dr. Thompson resigned as pastor to pursue missions, and the church called Kevin Folger to become senior pastor. Pastor Folger and his wife, Denise, have three children and ten grandchildren.
Senior Associate Pastor
Pastor Peter Folger graduated from Crown College in 2001. He joined the staff of Cleveland Baptist Church as the youth pastor in January, 2001. He was named the Senior Associate Pastor in 2009 but continues to work with the young people of the church on a weekly basis. Brother Pete and his wife, Sandra, have four children.
Jack Beaver graduated from Hyles Anderson College in 1984. He served as an associate pastor in Princeton, West Virginia, for one year before coming to work as an assistant pastor Cleveland Baptist Church in 1985. His primary responsibilities include working with our senior saints in a ministry called Young At Heart, visiting the shut-ins in the church, teaching a Bible Doctrines Class and soul-winning. Jack and his wife, Rita, have three children and eighteen grandchildren.
Luke Brown graduated from Fairhaven Baptist Bible College in 1990. He joined the staff of Heritage Christian School as a Bible and woodshop teacher in August of 1995. In the summer of 2003, he moved to the church staff and became an associate pastor where he has been serving as the Director of Christian Education. Luke and his wife, Pam, have four children.
Director of Outreach
On staff since August, 1978
Ron Van Kirk graduated with a degree in accounting from Pensacola Christian College in 2001. He joined the staff at Cleveland Baptist as the business manager in March, 2005. In 2008, he also became the music ministry director. Ron and his wife, Christina, have one child, Tanner.
Pastor Jose Duarte graduated from Salt Lake Bible Baptist College in 2007. He started as Pastor Oscar Garcia’s co-pastor in the Spanish ministry at Salt Lake Bible Baptist Church (Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Salt Lake City). Later, the church called Pastor Duarte to become the Spanish Pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Salt Lake City under the leadership of Pastor Marshall Warneke (Senior Pastor at Salt Lake Bible Baptist Church). He pastored there for five years before arriving in Cleveland. In January, 2012, he joined the staff at Cleveland Baptist Church as the Spanish Pastor under the leadership of Pastor Kevin Folger.
Pastor Duarte and his wife, Sandra, were married on November 22,1986. They have four children (two boys and two girls). Currently, Pastor Duarte and Mrs. Sandra are taking the Gospel to Cleveland’s Hispanic community.
Wesam has been on staff since June, 2015.
Michael has been on staff since June, 2014.