Immanuel Baptist Church in Paducah, KY

Address & Phone

Immanuel Baptist Church
3465 Buckner Lane
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 443-5306


Click their names or pictures to email them

Jamie Broome

Our Senior Minister, Jamie Broome, began serving Immanuel in 1993, after 10 years at First Baptist, Midway, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Carson Newman University, where he met his wife, Rita, and his Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, where he also did a Th.M. and doctoral work in church history. He is a native of South Carolina, and the Broomes have two sons, Chip and Rusty.

Gina Brock

Gina Brock, Associate Minister, with responsibility for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, began serving Immanuel in 2011. She received her B.A. from Wake Forest University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Gina is married to Chip and they have one daughter, Rebecca. Gina is a native of Charlotte, N.C. and enjoys reading and annual visits to Edisto Island with her family.


Lisa Holm has served as Choral Director since June, 2013. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education.  She and her husband Bobby have one son, Erik.

Cristina Crice

Christina Crice, Director of Children's Ministry, is a native of western Kentucky. She directs the preschool and children's ministries. She and her husband, Jeff, were married in October 2003 and have one daughter, Caroline and one son, James.

Nancy Holm

Nancy Holm, Ministry Assistant, has served Immanuel since August 2007.  She and her husband, Jimmy, have one son, Hollan, and one daughter-in-law, Kate.



Beth Diefenbach, Ministry Assistant, began serving Immanuel in 2014.  Beth is a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.   She is married to Chris and they have two children, Luke & Hannah.

Dana Price

Dana Price, Director of Immanuel Preschool

Chris Operle

Chris Operle, Custodian, has served Immanuel since 1996. Chris and her husband John have two children, Derek and Katelyn, and she enjoys camping, cooking, gardening, and sewing.


Nancy Duke, pianist, has served Immanuel since 1992. She is a graduate of Murray State University and taught music in the McCracken County Schools. She has taught piano privately for over 40 years. Nancy has two sons, Ben and Jonathan.

Malissa Heath

Malissa Heath, Organist, has served Immanuel since September 1998. She is a graduate of Murray State University (Bachelor of Music Education) and University of Kentucky (Master of Music in Piano Performance). Malissa and her husband Wells have 2 children, Allison Russell (Ryan) and Jeffrey Heath (Shanna), and 3 grandchildren, Carter Russell, Dylan Russell, and Abigail Heath. Malissa also is a private piano teacher and faculty member at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.