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Johnny Kilgore

Minister of Music

Johnny Kilgore


Rev. Johnny Kilgore is originally from Winston Co., Alabama.  He holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Jacksonville State University and a M.A. from the University of Alabama.

Johnny served 4 years in the United States Air Force, stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi.  He served as part-time Music Minister for Cottondale Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church, both in Tuscaloosa, and First Baptist Church in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  He served as full-time Minister of Music and Youth for the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, Alabama.  He served as full-time Minister of Music and Associate Pastor for Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Birmingham/Trussville.  He retired from Ridgecrest Baptist Church in 2011 after 30 years of service.  

Johnny is married to Pat Colvin Kilgore from Albertville, Alabama.  They have two children: Daughter Lee Elizabeth Kilgore, a graphic designer and head of design for Artist Growth Company in Nashville; Son Dr. John McCoy Kilgore, professor of English at Florida State University. 

Johnny continues to serve as part-time Music Director for Central Baptist Church and has since 2013.