Meet Our Staff



Pastor Dale, Senior Pastor

Pastor Dale Jenkins has ministered in three different churches as Senior Pastor for 36 years, of which he has served AHBC for twenty two years.  Pastor Dale has served on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and as the President and Vice President of the Northwest Baptist Convention.  He and his wife Penny have three grown children and four grandchildren.


As Senior Pastor, Pastor Dale has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture.  In the local community, he has implemented a chaplaincy program in Airway Heights with our Police and Fire Departments. He oversees all Church Ministries, and regularly preaches, prays, and mentors the church.


Pastor Leroy Strain, Associate Pastor

Pastor Leroy Strain has been an associate pastor since 1999.  Originally from San Antonio, Texas, He is still genuinely surprised when it snows every winter. Pastor Leroy lives with his beautiful wife, Francee, and their two teens, Brenna and Terrell, who keep him grounded and in line.


Pastor Leroy was licensed in 1999 and ordained in 2003.  As Associate Pastor, he currently teaches the College Sunday School. He also fills in Preaching and giving the announcements when needed.  Pastor Leroy is one of the first people to welcome new visitors with a smile and a handshake. He aids Pastor Dale in all ministries he gets sucked into. 


Pastor Ty Cochran, Worship Pastor

Pastor Ty Cochran was licensed as a Worship Pastor in 1999. Ty and his wife Lisa have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. Pastor Ty leads the music in a blended style, a mix of contemporary and traditional hymns.

One of Pastor Ty’s favorite verses is Psalm 98:6….make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!



Suzi Jenkins, Interim Youth Director

 Suzi felt a call on her life in 1996 that she would be involved in some type of ministry for the Lord. She has been a youth leader at Airway Heights Baptist Church for most of the 22 years she has been a member of the church. Suzi has a heart for the students and their families. She has been leading our students for over a year now and has seen growth and spiritual maturity in the students.
Suzi has been working alongside the leaders in the church to help the students build relationships with our adult members. She is seeking to see what the Lord has next for discipleship and growth in the students.