Jeremy Couture, Senior pastor
Jeremy Couture has been the Senior Pastor at Unity Baptist since the fall of 2014. Before coming to Unity, he served as senior pastor, interim pastor, supply preacher, and ministry consultant for several churches in central Kentucky. He also has experience as a staff member at churches in Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan. As a leader, shepherd, and preacher, he is passionate about church health and growth.
Jeremy is a graduate of Cedarville College, now University (B.A.), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is currently working toward a doctorate (D.Min.) in Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at Southeastern Theological Seminary.
He and his wife, Sarah, live in Ashland, Kentucky with their four fantastic kids. In addition to family and ministry, Jeremy enjoys running, biking, shooting, camping, apple pie, and Michigan State sports (Go Sparty!)
Brad Callaway, Minister of Youth & Education
Brad Callaway has been serving as the Youth Pastor and Min. of Education at Unity since 2006. Brad is Unity’s first full time Youth Pastor, and this is his first position in ministry! Prior to Unity, Brad served and helped with Unity's student ministry under the leadership of Kevin and Wanda Riddle. Brad comes from a family who served many churches within the music ministry realm. He grew up in the “church life.” It wasn’t until April 6, 1993 that he realized he needed the saving grace of Jesus. That night he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. In November of 1994, he surrendered to the call to ministry.
Brad is a graduate of Tri-State Bible College located in South Point, OH (BA). Before Tri-State, he attended Judson College in Elgin, IL for one year studying in their Youth Ministry program. He holds a degree in Bible and Theology, and a minor in Local Church Ministry. Brad has also served on the board of the Ashland Area Youth Alliance and partnered with Youth Fest.
Brad and his awesome wife, Laura, have two amazing children and are residents of Ashland, KY. Some of Brad’s interests and hobbies are the great outdoors-fishing, camping, hunting, boating, running, ANY sport, basketball, muscle cars/sports cars/ trucks, movies, gaming, spending time with family, serving the church, sharing the gospel, tinkering on things, t-shirt design/logo design.
Thearon Landrum, Minister of Music, Media & Communication
Thearon joined our staff in July of 2016. He and his family are native Texans but they now call Kentucky their home! Thearon has been in the music and worship ministry since college, serving churches in both Florida and Texas. He His desire is to see people's lives changed by equipping them to worship their Creator and Savior with passionate intentionality.
Thearon is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University (B.M - Flute Performance) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.M. - Music Ministry). Although he loves to read and attend worship conferences to continue his education, he has no plans to pursue a doctorate because he hates writing papers!
He lives in Russell, KY with his wife of 21 years, Maura Landrum, and their 6 kids who range in age from a college freshman to a 2nd grader. For fun and relaxation he enjoys baking and crafting and will spend hours absorbing trivia on Wikipedia. Upon moving to Kentucky he was asked "What color do you bleed?" in reference to his favorite sports team. When he answered, "Red...," the congregation was split for few seconds between loving him and reviling him until he finished his statement: "Red... my blood is normal." Although he doesn't follow sports, he does cheer loudly for his kids in their sports activities! Live long and prosper, y'all.