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Dr. Pat Hash

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     Dr. Pat Hash grew up in the U.S. Navy, when his father retired they moved to Corbin, Kentucky. He became pastor of FBC on June 5, 2011 when he retired from the US Army after serving 37 years, 28 of those years as a Chaplain.  He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, class of '76, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Education.  He earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, a Master of Divinity Degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Bethany Theological Seminary in Dothan, Alabama.   In addition to his service as an Army chaplain, Dr. Hash served two Southern Baptist Churches - Blanket Creek Baptist Church, Falmouth, KY and Jeffersonville Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, KY.  

     Dr. Hash is married to the former Lynn Bishop of Woodbine, Kentucky.  They have four sons:  LTC Matthew Hash currently assigned to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Sparky Hash, Charlotte, North Carolina; Joshua Hash, St. Pauls, North Carolina; and Christian Hash, college student .  They have seven grandchildren; Jordan, Jacob, Noah, Sarah, Ellie, Paul, and Jenna Lynn.

     His favorite scripture verse is Joshua 1:9:  "Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."