Alton Baptist Church

     "The Church on the Hill"

Pastor Gary Elcessor and his wife Marta
Pastor and wife



Bro. Gary has served in ministry and churches in central Kentucky for over twenty-five years. He is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, GA and began his ministry at Alton Baptist Church in June, 2016.

Bro. Gary and his wife Marta have two married children, and four grandchildren.

Debbbie Woodruff and her husband Bill
Debbied and Bill Woodford


Debbbie and her husband, Bill, have been members of Alton Baptist sine 1976. Debbie has been our Financial Secretary since April 2005. She brings energy, enthusiasm, and a cheerful attitude to her many tasks. It is a joy to have her in this position. In addition to her service as a support staff member, Debbie is also a faithful member of the church whose volunteer contributions to church life are vital, especially her efforts on behalf of Church’s Prayer Ministry.

Bill was ordained as a church Deacon in the '80's, and has been an active part of the A/V and Technology team since then. He can usually be found downstairs running the camers or soundboard for the online streaming. He's always willing to help in any way when asked.

Bill and Debbbie have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

Jenny Gaines, Housekeeper
Jenny Gaines


Jenny has been our Housekeeper since July 2002. With a servant’s heart and a high level of energy, Jenny plays a vital role in helping the congregation to honor God in all its program efforts. She always goes above and beyond reasonable expectations.