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Senior Pastor: Rev. Samuel L. Schmidt

Our pastor is a graduate of Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky, with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry. He also graduated from Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky, with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Samuel is married to Andrea, and they have one son, Luke.

He is the president of The Samuel Ministry. His hobbies include spending time with his family, writing, hunting, and firearm collecting. He is an avid Cincinnati Reds and Kentucky Wildcats fan, and although he loves it, a rather terrible golfer.


Our pastor is the author of multiple books, including:

30 Simple Prayers for Times of Devotion

30 Simple Sermon Outlines: Old Testament

101 Simple Sermon Outlines for Any Occasion

Walking with Luther: A 30 Day Devotional in Honor of History’s Greatest Reformer.

You can find his books for sale here.



Minister of Music: Rev. Bob G. Blankenship

Bob received the Master of Church Music and Religious Education Emphasis from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  Bob also has a Bachelor of Music Education from the Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., and has ministry experiences in Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee churches. He is married to Susan and they have one grown son, Bart, daughter-in-law, Kristin and two grandchildren, Taylor and Lucas.


Minster of Youth: Robby Irgang

Robby has been the Minister of Youth at Edgewood since April 2016. Growing up in Wilmore, Kentucky, he has always felt drawn to the Central Kentucky area. He is currently in his last semester at Eastern Kentucky University, where he is studying Special Education. His fiance’ Kristen – who is also in her last semester at Eastern Kentucky University – also serves the youth at Edgewood alongside Robby. The dynamic couple has a desire to see the lives of Central Kentucky youth, transformed to the image of Christ.


Administrative Assistant: Tammy Patrick

Tammy began working at Edgewood in 2004, and has truly been a gift to our church.  She is the woman behind the scenes who makes sure our operations run flawlessly.  She is married to Kevin, with 2 kids; Kayla Claunch and David Patrick and 2 grandchildren; Greyson and Charlee.