Staff & Leadership

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.

  • Kenneth Underhill

    Senior Pastor

    Ken is the Senior Pastor @ Jackson Baptist, he and his wife Barb began their ministry at JBC in May of 1995.

    Ken was born and raised in Saugus, Massachusetts just north of Boston. He graduated with his BA in Biblical and theological studies from Gordon College and he received his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Before coming to JBC, he pastored in Maine and New Hampshire and together he and Barbara served as missionaries with CBInternational for one year in Slovenia.

    Barbara grew up in Maine. She too received her BA in Biblical and theological studies from Gordon College and her Masters in Language Education from Rutgers.


  • Dr. Jamie Wilson

    Pastor of Discipleship and Youth

    Jamie is the Pastor of Discipleship and Youth @Jackson Baptist Church. He and his family began their ministry here March, 2017.

    Jamie was born and raised in Summersville, West Virginia. He joined the Marine Corps at 19 and served for 9 years. Jamie then graduated with a BS in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Criminal Justice and Religion at Liberty University. Pastor Jamie was ordained as a Pastor in 2011. He then attended Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and obtained his Masters of Divinity along with his Doctor of Ministry in Discipleship. Right now he is working on a Doctor of Philosophy at Liberty in Biblical Exposition. Pastor Jamie is also involved with the Bonhoeffer Project which is a national discipleship mentoring ministry. Before Jamie came to JBC, he pastored in West Virginia and Georgia.

    Jamie’s wife Katie is a New Jersey native and they have four kids. Hunter, Dylan, Savanna, and Kyla.

  • Haidy Beshay

    Church Office Manager

    Introduction to Haidy

Pastoral Counseling

Our goals in Pastoral Counseling are to guide and help individuals discover Christ-centered answers to a wide range of personal, relational, financial or other challenges. We have trained counselors and pastors who facilitate a free service for individuals seeking guidance for a variety of issues including marital and family relationships, communication and intimacy, parenting, grief and loss, anger and bitterness, inner personal struggles, and spiritual discouragement. Our volunteers receive extensive training, ongoing supervision, and continuing education. 

If you are someone who could benefit from counseling, you're not alone! We have hundreds from our congregation who have (and still) meet with our counselors monthly and weekly. If you would like to schedule an appointment or just have some questions answered, please reach out.