Dr Ken Lewis – Pastor

Dr. Lewis grew up in Sallis, Mississippi, and confessed Jesus at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in August 1980. After earning a B.S. Degree in Computer Science at Mississippi State University, he began a career in software development and project management before pursuing his call to vocational ministry. Dr. Lewis began his ministry training by attending Huntsville Bible College while fulfilling the demands of his software profession. He received the Bachelor of Theology degree in May 2005. In 2008, Dr. Lewis and family relocated to the Cordova area where he enrolled in Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries in May 2011. He subsequently enrolled in the Ph.D. program, which he completed in December 2014.

Ken Ilari  – Worship Pastor

KenIlari-150x150Ken was born and grew up in Louisville, KY.  He graduated from the University of Louisville in 1981 and has been married to his wife Elaine for nearly 35 years.  Ken, Elaine and family initially came to Briarwood in 2001 and spent three years working with church plants in the Albany, NY area before returning in 2009.

kids | Jonathan, Nicholas
sport/team | Nascar
food | pizza, diet coke

Catherine Detherow – Church Administration and Finance

CatherineDetherow-150x150Catherine was born in New York, and grew up in Wisconsin.  She attended the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, graduating in 1982.  Catherine and her husband Gary joined Briarwood in 2002.  Catherine enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing, reading, and challenging Gary in word games.

kids | daughter Christine, grandson Nathan, granddaughter Madeleine, niece Nikki, great nephew Adam, and great niece Audrey
sport/team | Football – Green Bay Packers / Basketball – Memphis Grizzlies
food | Chocolate, raspberries