Meet our Team

Jerry Tharp

Jerry Tharp

Pastor

Pastor Jerry has been a follower of Christ since April 8, 1980 when he was saved while reading a Gospel Tract in his mailman’s Jeep. Following his conversion, Jerry married Kathy and they have now been married for over 35 years. They spent 12 years as missionaries in Brazil with the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission from 1987 until 1999. He has been the pastor at Lone Jack Baptist Church since 2005, and he leads the church with a team of elders: Bryan Midgett, Kirk Mann, and Terry Smith. Jerry and Kathy have 4 children and 9 grandchildren, all of whom live in the Kansas City metro.

Ashley Tharp

Ashley Tharp

SUPERChurch Ministry Leader

Ashley is a mom of 3 beautiful treasures. She has had a love for children from a young age and was fortunate enough to start working with them early in life. Ashley recognized her need for a Savior at the age of 6 and has been working on her on going, personal relationship with Jesus ever since. She was raised as a missionary kid in Northeast Brazil and was able to start spreading her love for Jesus in back yard clubs and at church events. She became an English teacher at 14 and taught preschoolers, kindergartners and 1st graders. She has continued working with kids as an adult. Ashley believes that God has given her a special passion for young children and enjoys every moment working with them, leading them to Jesus.

Donna Barnett

Donna Barnett

Secretary/Treasurer

If you come into the church office during the day, you will be greeted by Donna Barnett, our church secretary. Donna serves the Lord by serving His church and His followers in the tasks He brings her way.