Ministerial Staff

  • Dr. Daniel G. Ausbun

    Senior Pastor

    A pastor for over 16 years, Dr. Ausbun was raised in Vestavia Hills, Alabama and committed his life to Christ when he was 15. Educated in Southern Baptist schools - he has a B.A. from Samford University, a M.Div. and Th.M. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He's also in the process of becoming an Association of Certified Biblical Counselor. Pastor Daniel's passion is disciple-making by connecting through church - connect to God, connect to others, and connect to missions. An Alabama and Samford fan living in Big Blue Nation - He's married to Sherri and they have four children: Daniel, Jr., Elizabeth, Benjamin and Esther.

    Read Daniel's blog here - listen to his sermons on iTunes here and YouTube here.

    You can contact Daniel by calling the church office or by emailing

  • James Heard

    Associate Pastor of Outreach & Visitation

    James Heard, who is originally from Malvern, Arkansas, has served at Broadway Baptist Church since 2007. James has over 63 years experience serving as pastor of churches in Arkansas, Kentucky and Indiana. He holds a B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University and a M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves the Arkansas Razorbacks. James and his wife, Marguerite, reside in Lexington and are parents to three children, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

    Brother Heard leads our outreach ministry - you can reach him by calling the church office.

  • David Dale

    Minister of Music & Senior Adults

    David Dale has 50+ years of experience in the ministry - he serves as Broadway's Minister of Music and Senior Adults. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in piano and continued studies at the University of Oklahoma for his Master of Choral Conducting degree. David has served churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kentucky. He's also an Oklahoma Sooners fan! David and his wife, Marla, have three children and eight grandchildren.

    David leads Broadway's senior adult ministry - learn more about their schedule here.

    You can contact David by calling the church office or emailing him at:

  • Zach Bauer

    Minister of Students

    Zach Bauer has served in student ministry for 11 years. He has a B.A. from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. An ordained minister, Zach has led student ministries in his home state of Oklahoma and now Kentucky. He's passionate about local and international missions and has served on teams in Mexico, India, China, and Malaysia. Zach enjoys spending time with his wife Beth and their two children: Isaiah & Ava. He also loves traveling to new places, cooking, grilling, and playing basketball. Zach is a die hard fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Oklahoma Sooners, and the Dallas Cowboys.

    You can contact Zach by emailing him at:

  • Beecher McCarty

    Contemporary worship pastor

    Beecher McCarty has been serving in worship ministry for 24 years. He has a B.A. from Morehead State University and a M.S. from Eastern Kentucky University. Beecher also serves as the Dean of Operations at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Beecher and his wife Lorra have been married for 10 years and have two sons, Aden and Brady. They live in Nicholasville and enjoy volunteering in the community, the outdoors, and playing sports. Beecher's a lifelong fan of the Kentucky Wildcats and the Cincinnati Reds.

    You can contact Beecher by emailing him at:

  • Sherry Lyons

    Children's Ministry & Preschool Director

    Sherry Lyons grew up at Broadway and now serves in two positions - leading our children's ministry from birth to 5th grade since 2013 and directing Broadway's preschool and mother's day out since 2009. She has a passion for leading children to Christ and creating amazing memories for children and their families.

    Sherry and her husband, Chris - live in Lexington and have two daughters and one granddaughter. They're Kentucky Wildcats fans.

    You can contact Sherry by calling the church office or emailing: