Senior Pastor – Brian Bates and his wife, Trish Bates, have been happily married for 26 years and they have been given by the grace of God the amazing opportunity to be parents to two grown children (Trevor and wife Sarah, and Christian and wife Destiny) and grandparents to three granddaughters. Pastor Brian and Trish’s marriage has been a testimony to the grace of God, as it is by the new mercies seen and savored each morning that their love for one another has continued throughout the years.

Pastor Brian was the senior pastor of a church in Hillview, KY for 8 years, is well-versed in theological understanding, and was led by God to pastor Cardinal Hill Baptist Church in November of 2018. Pastor Brian has a great vision for the church and we look forward to seeing where the Lord will take us in the coming years. He has a heart for the lost and makes it his ambition to preach the gospel where it has yet to have been proclaimed (Rom. 15:20).

Pastor Brian retired from the JCPS school board and his wife is currently employed by the school board. They love the outdoors and travel to Gatlinburg often, and spend every opportunity they have to spoil their granddaughters and to continue their close relationship with their two sons and their families. Brian and his wife live just outside of Mt. Washington and they are Louisville natives, so they know the great need for the proclamation of the gospel to the city in which they live!