Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Athens Christian Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Ken Gennicks

    senior Minister

    Ken has been the Senior Minister at Athens Christian Church since 1984. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University and attended two years at the Seminary. 

    He and his wife, Sarah, have two sons, Kyle (wife, Colleen) and Keith (wife, Rachel). They have five grandchildren (three grandsons & two granddaughters) who bring much joy to their lives! In his spare time, Ken enjoys running and cheering on the Cubs!!  

    Sarah is the Director of our After School Program which meets during the school year.  

  • Shane Baker

    Family Life Minister & Children

    Shane Baker came to Athens Christian Church in October of 2005 to serve as their Children's Minister. 

    He is married to his wonderful wife Lorna (Basso) who grew up in Athens. They have a daughter, Olivia and a son, Kenneth.

    He enjoys working with married couples to help strengthen their marriage relationship for God's glory.  He also enjoys helping parents to raise kids who know and love the Lord.

    He also loves working with kids and sharing the love of Jesus with them. He enjoys seeing them embrace their own faith and make their own personal decision to make Jesus Lord and Savior of their life. In his spare time he loves: spending time with his wife, his children, sports, hunting, and fishing.

Athens Christian Leadership

The leadership of the church begins with Jesus Christ who is the head of the church. Servants called Elders are in place as the overseers of the church. These men must meet the qualifications of the position of Elder and have been set aside for that purpose. We are blessed to have a great team of elders oversee Athens Christian.


We are currently updating to include our new elders


Click Here to find more information about our deacons