Charlie Kempf

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I was raised in a Christian home and learned about and fell in love with Jesus at an early age.  In high school I drifted away from following God and didn't return until age 28.  Since that time I have daily read and meditated on God's word, seeking His presence with a desire to hold Him as my "First love".  I want more than anything to be pleasing to Him, glorifying Him and loving Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength.  God is teaching me how to love my neighbor as myself and to genuinely have compassion.  I am so thankful for Christ's sacrifice on the cross and the Father's saving grace and want to share the Gospel with others.  God has made it very clear to me to preach all the truth of His word, never tickling peoples ears, but with a burning desire to reveal God's loving heart for people everywhere.  I believe it is very important that once we truly come to know Christ as our Lord and Savior we obey and treat Him right.  God has also impressed upon my heart the importance of striving to love children the way Jesus did.


God has blessed me with a wonderful wife whom I love very much and helps me more than I can ever put into words.  I am also very thankful to God for our children and grandchildren who are very dear to us.


It is always a pleasure to worship our God with the wonderful people at Mt. Carmel.  There is a special indwelling of God’s Spirit at Mt. Carmel, people often tell me they feel it the moment they arrive.  I believe one of the ways we can love our God more richly is by treating each other with love and forgiveness.  A primary focus in my leadership role is providing support and encouragement to the congregation.  Please pray for me that I will always be a man after God's heart because my heart lacks what it takes, only His heart is pure and filled with love.


Pastor Charlie

Children's Director

Amy Funderburk

Amy Funderburk was born and raised just a few miles from Mt.  Carmel.  As a young child she placed her faith in Jesus being raised in a strong Christian home.  She has taught and served in the children’s ministry area since 2005 when she and her family became members of the church.  Amy is married to Jack and together they have 3 children Samantha, Luke and Jackson. Amy has a passion to share how God is working at Mt. Carmel and her goal is to provide a safe, warm and a nurturing environment to the children of this church so that they may fall deeper in love with Jesus Christ. 

“All your children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13 

Youth Director/ Office Manager

Kathryn Allen

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Student ministries has always been a passion of mine. I spent many mission trips in Houston, TX pouring into intercity youth while I was younger, and I am excited that God has lead me to help pour into the youth here at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. 

My husband (Justin) and I have loved getting the chance to get to know the youth and help with their walk with Christ. We want to provide a safe environment for them to break open any questions they may have about walking with God. 

We pray that God will move us aside and take control of the youth program to help develop strong young believers. Justin and I are only His vessels. 

We can't wait to share the love of God with your student. 

You may also find me on the other line when you call up to the church. I am excited to support the church at the office manager. Mount Carmel has been home to me and my family since 2013 and we have appreciated the warmth and caring heart this church gives. 

I can't wait to serve you! 

Katie Allen