Reverend Charles E. Timberlake


Reverend Charles E. Timberlake
Born August 11, 1941 in Lexington TN

Married to Virgil L. Washington Timberlake in 1969 (now deceased) and has two daughters, Naretha and Cherie, one granddaughter, Symphony, and one grandson Priest.

Reverend Timberlake attended Timberlake Elementary School and graduated from Montgomery High School in Lexington Tennessee Class of 1959. 
Studied at The American Baptist Extension Unit, Jackson Tennessee.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from The American Baptist College in Nashville Tennessee. 
Reverend Timberlake received a Bachelor of Theology and Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Hopkinsville College of the Bible, Hopkinsville Kentucky.
Studied at Murray State University, Murray Kentucky.

Pastoral Experience:
Reverend Timberlake served as Assistant Pastor of the Mt. Oliver Baptist Church in Waverly Tennessee.
Served as Pastor of the St. John Baptist Church in Murray Kentucky and the Berean Baptist Church in Jackson Tennessee.
Presently he is the Pastor of First Street Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkinsville Kentucky since (  ) .

Religious Activities (District / State) Past and Present:

  • Licensed and Ordained by the Timberlake Grove Baptist Church, Henderson County in Lexington Tennessee.
  • Served as Dean and Instructor of the First District Congress of Christian Education.
  • Vice Moderator and Moderator of the First District Association of Baptist in Kentucky.
  • Treasurer of the Ministers / Laymen League of First District Association.
  • Trustee Board of Simmons Bible College in Louisville Kentucky.
  • Served as Secretary and Chairman of the Trustee Board of Hopkinsville College of the Bible.
  • Served as President of Hopkinsville College of the Bible.
  • Served as Instructor of the Baptist Unified Christian Leadership.
  • Conference of Baptist in Kentucky.
  • Served as Dean and Instructor of Hopkinsville College of the Bible.
  • Member of the Publishing Board of the American Baptist Newspaper.
  • Presently serves as Chairman of the Disaster Relief Fund of the Kentucky Baptist Missionary and Education Convention.
  • Serves on the State Mission Board of the Kentucky Missionary Baptist Association.

Civic Organizations Past and Present:

  • Member of the Murray Head Start Policy Council Committee in Murray Kentucky.
  • Murray Human Rights Commission.
  • Board Member of Murray Need-Line.
  • Served on the Senior Citizens Board of Calloway County.
  • Representative of the Senior Citizens Board of the Purchase Area on Aging.
  • Board of Directors of the Community Development of Murray Kentucky.
  • PTO President of Carter Elementary School in Murray Kentucky.
  • Murray TV Advisory Committee, Police Review Board in Jackson Tennessee and Murray Calloway County Hospice Program.
  • Member of Committee Reinvestment Focus Group in Hopkinsville Kentucky.
  • Member of the Walnut Street Advisory Committee.
  • Hopkinsville Community College Minority Affairs Committee, and the Minority Health Advisory Council of Kentucky.
  • President of Hopkinsville Christian County Pastor's Alliance.
  • Member of the YMCA Charter Committee, Christian County.
  • Head Start / Free to Grow, and Vice Chairman of Champion Against Drugs.
  • Member of Christian County / Hopkinsville Repair Affairs Proigram.
  • Human Relations Commissions in Hopkinsville Kentucky.
  • Executive Office of Troop # 12 Boy Scouts of First Street Missionary Baptist Church.
  • Member of the Christian County NAACP.



  • Certificate of Appreciation from Thomas Gates, Mayor of Hopkinsville Kentucky.
  • Black History Award from Students of Murray State University in 1978.
  • Commissioned Kentucky Colonel in 1979.
  • Honorary Aide-De Camp, Murray Kentucky in 1982.
  • Church Work Award, Christian County Branch of NAACP in 1987
  • Pastor of the Year Award, First Street Missionary Baptist Church Youth Department in 1988.
  • Teacher Award from Students of Hopkinsville College of the Bible in 1988-89.
  • Honorary Citizen of Henderson Kentucky in 1994.
  • Congress of Christian Education Award from the First District Congress of Christian Education of Baptist in Kentucky 1995.,
  • Community Service Award by Pioneers Inc in 1997.
  • Honorary Captain of Kentucky Lake in 2003.
  • African American Heritage Community Award by the Office of Student Affairs, Murray State University in 2007.