Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognized the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip all believers for the work of ministry until we all attain the fullness of Christ.
Barry Raley, Senior Pastor
 
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Barry has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served as Senior Pastor since 2009. He and his wife have two children and one grandson. Prior to his time as New Friendship’s pastor, Pastor Barry served as a police officer for the Bowling Green Police Department for 20 years. Barry is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and desires to be a part of training up saints to do the work of ministry for Christ. Pastor Barry’s door is always open and look forward to investing in each member of this local faith family.
 
Email Pastor Barry at:
barry@nfbcauburn.org
Alex Watkins, Pastor of Worship & Missions
 
Pastor Alex serves as New Friendship’s Pastor of Worship and Missions. He leads every Sunday with the aim of Christ as the focal point of the gathering. Alex has served at New Friendship since 2011. He leads from either the acoustic guitar or the piano. Alex heads up the Worship Choir and Worship Band and is over the music department at New Friendship. Alex is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University. He and his wife Meghan have two sons – Jude and Samuel. Meghan serves in a variety of ways at NFBC. 
 
Email Pastor Alex at:
alex@nfbcauburn.org
Janice Harper, Church Administration
 
Janice serves as our church’s administrative assistant. She oversees all of the day-to-day operations of New Friendship. Janice has served at New Friendship since 2010. Prior to her work at NFBC, Janice served in the Simpson County School District. She and her husband Ben have two children and one granddaughter.
 
Email Mrs. Janice at:
janice@nfbcauburn.org
Jeff Robinson, Deacon Chairman
 
Jeff serves as the Deacon Chairman for the 2019 calendar year. Jeff and his wife Kay serve throughout New Friendship in a variety of ways. 
 
To contact Jeff or the Deacons, please call 270.542.6244.
 
Bonnie Hale, Awana Director
 
Bonnie serves as NFBC’s Awana Director. Bonnie is instrumental to our kids ministry and Awana. She saw the need for Awana several years ago, and has helped lead our faith family in serving the kids of our community in a variety of ways. Bonnie and her husband Greg, and their daughter, serve faithfully in many areas of ministry at NFBC.
To contact Bonnie please call 270.542.6244.
 
Eric Rogers, Sunday School Director
 
Eric serves as the Sunday School and Small Groups director for NFBC. He oversees all content that is taught within each class. Eric and his wife Gina serve in a variety of areas around NFBC. Eric and Gina have two daughters. 
 
To contact Eric please call 270.542.6244
 
Caleb Speck, Senior Adult Director
 
Caleb serves as our Senior Adult Director and in the worship ministry at NFBC. 
 
To contact Caleb please call 270.542.6244.
Jacob Mudd, Interim Student Ministry Leader
 
Jacob serves as the interim Student Ministry Leader as well as serving in other areas at NFBC. Jacob is currently pursing his bachelors degree at WKU.   
 
To contact Jacob please call 270.542.6244.
Email Jacob at mudd@nfbcauburn.org
Elaine Blythe, Worship Ministry Pianist
 
Elaine serves within the Music and Worship department at NFBC. Elaine is the accompanist for the Worship Choir, and also serves as a pianist on Sundays.  
 
To contact Elaine please call 270.542.6244.