FBC Pleasant Grove
Monday, September 01, 2014
a place to grow

About our Pastor

 
Dr. Daven Watkins became the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Pleasant Grove in June 2008. Prior to coming to FBC Pleasant Grove, he served for eight years as senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Owenton, Kentucky. He received his undergraduate degree in history from Georgetown College in 1996. In December 1999 he received his Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama and in May 2008 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary near Boston, Massachusetts. Daven has a passion for preaching God’s Word and he loves people. Even though the church is not perfect, he is still convinced that “the church is the greatest thing going on the planet.” Daven and his beautiful wife Jane Ellen have been married since July 6, 1996 and they have two children – Molly Grace and Nathan. Daven enjoys spending time with family, exercising, and watching college basketball (especially the Kentucky Wildcats!).