Senior Pastor

Matt Goodsell

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Pastor Matt and his wife Katie have been married since 2001 and have four children, Juliet, Caleb, Josiah and Nathanael. While Katie is native born from Nebraska, Matt is originally from Australia. Matt and Katie met in Australia while on an evangelistic mission trip during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Pastor Matt now calls the United States of America home and has been a proud U.S. citizen since 2007. Matt, through a powerful conversion, came to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 24 and has never looked back. Matt loves to share his testimony which illuminates the love of God. Diving right into service, study and ministry, Matt has been involved in children's ministry, youth ministry and more recently has been pastoring Missouri churches for over 14 years. As a pastime, Matt enjoys the outdoors and hunting in various seasons especially Whitetail Deer. Katie operates a home chidcare, while continuous needs of the family keeps her very busy. In addition, Katie is a constant encouragement to Matt in his role. Pastor Matt and Katie are very thankful to God for His continuous guidance and are blessed to call Ashland home and Ashland Baptist Church their spiritual family. Pastor's cell number is (660) 238-4341 and email:

Pastor Matt's Health Update:  Pastor Matt has recently been diagnosed with a type of cancer known as Squamous Cell Carcinoma, located in the paranasal sinus cavity.  While the prognosis looks very good according to the doctors, there will be many medical bills for the family in the future.  A GoFundMe Page has been set up for anyone wishing to help out with the expenses.  Please click on the link below for more updates on his progress and how you can help:

Ministry Assistant

Amy Clardy

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Amy has been married to her husband Darewin since 1992 and they have been members of Ashland Baptist Church since 2010.  They have two grown children, Austin & Amber.  

Worship Leader

Wade Vandelicht

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     I am currently a teacher at Southern Boone HS (math) and married to my wonderful wife Ashley. We have been married since 2009. We have one daughter Laken and one son Harrison.  My hobbies include coaching soccer and the fishing team, going fishing and hunting, woodworking, and playing music. I am blessed to serve ABC in the area of music and Sunday worship. I enjoy being part of an active Lifegroup, playing at church and being with friends and family outdoors.  

Children's Leader

Andy Padovan

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Youth Leader

Michele Sapp

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Men's Ministry Co-Chair

Blake Atkins

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Men's Ministry Co-Chair

Kevin Lybrand

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Kevin is a die hard Arkansas Razorback fan, but loves college football in general.  He also enjoys camping, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.  Most of all, he loves spending time with his wife, Debbie.  He is excited to be co-chairing the Men’s Ministry and expects God to do great things!!

Women's Ministry Co-Chair

Cynthia Travis

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Women's Ministry Co-Chair

Bonnie Atkins

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Contact Us
Ashland Baptist Church - Amy Clardy (Ministry Assistant)
  • 203 E. Broadway
    P.O. Box 230
    Ashland, Missouri 65010
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  • Phone 573-657-4653
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Regular Schedule
Office Hours
  • Monday - Thursday

    9:00 am - Noon
    1:00 - 4:00 pm


    9 am – Noon



  • Lifegroups for All Ages
    – 9:00 AM
  • Sunday Worship
    – 10:00 AM
  • Bible Study at Bluegrass Terrace
    – 6:00 PM
  • Prayer Gathering
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • IMPACT Youth (6th-12th)
    – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • AWANA (K-5th)
    – 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Praise Team Practice
    – 6:30 PM
  • Worship Choir Practice
    – 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  September 2018  
Upcoming Events


Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM
All welcome for prayer in the church sanctuary.


5:30 PM to 7:15 PM
For Youth grades 6-12. We start with a light meal and then do different fellowship activities and studies to come closer to each other and learn about God.
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
AWANA is for children in K-5th grades. They start off with a light meal and then learn about God through various games, scripture and activities.
Worship Choir Practice
7:30 PM
The Worship Choir meets every Wednesday evening to practice.