Dr. Corey Abney
Florence, Kentucky, February 21, 2012 - Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion (FBMZ) has called Dr. Corey Abney to be the next Senior Pastor.
Dr. Abney follows Dr. Tim Alexander, who served as Senior Pastor for 27 years.
is a native of Dayton, Ohio.
He most recently served as Teaching Pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
Prior to Highview Baptist Dr. Abney served as pastor of two churches in the Louisville area.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Cedarville University, and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Dr. Abney has served the Kentucky Baptist Convention as a member of the Executive Board and as a past president of the Pastors' Conference.
He currently serves the Southern Baptist Convention as a trustee of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California.
is also a contributor to Mounce's Complete Expository Directory of Old and New Testament Words (Zondervan, 2006).
and wife, Christina, have four children: Caroline, Cameron, Catherine and Corey
"I am humbled by the opportunity to follow Dr. Tim Alexander in leading the people of Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion," Dr. Abney said in a statement.
legacy of faithful pastoral leadership and vision has positioned the church to reach Northern Kentucky and the world in an unprecedented way.
I look forward to being a part of what God is doing at FBMZ
On March 11 at 10:30 Dr. Alexander will officially transfer pastoral responsibility during Dr. Abney's
installation in a Looking Back…Reaching Forward service.
will preach for the first time as pastor on March 18 at 8:00 and 10:30 AM.
The church's 34th Senior Pastor will be Dr. Corey Abney