Meet Our Staff

Pastor Dale Jenkins, 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 Peter Han
Pastor Peter is our new Korean Congregation Pastor. Pastor Peter will be telling more of his story in the future.

Pastor Ty Cochran, Worship Pastor

Pastor Ty Cochran was licensed as a Worship Pastor in 1999. Ty, along with wife Lisa, have two grown children and two 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!
Pastor Donovan Norton, Youth Pastor 
Pastor Donovan Norton was licensed as a Youth Pastor in 2003. Donovan and his wife Deanna have four children. Pastor Donovan leads our Chosen Student Ministries. One of Pastor Donovan’s favorite verses is Matthew 28:19-20  19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Deanna Norton, Children’s Ministry Coordinator  
Deanna is wife of Donovan Norton, our Youth Pastor. Deanna began in our children’s ministry in February of this year. At present, she is coordinating the children’s Bible Study hour on Sundays from 9:30am-10:30am. Look for more of her story in the near future.