The Shepherds at Pennyrile serve as the leaders of our family. God has charged them to be spiritual examples and leaders of the church community. These men have been selected by the Pennyrile family to lead because we believe that they reflect God in their daily lives and because they fulfill what the Bible says a Shepherd is to be.  

  • Barry Webb

    Barry & Elizabeth were high school sweethearts in Camden, TN and continued dating through college. They have been married for almost 41 years. They have two grown children: Karen Pressley, married to Zach Pressley, in Madisonville, and their son Jesse, married to Kirsten, also in Madisonville, KY. They have 4 grandsons!  Being a multi-licensed marriage and family therapist, Elizabeth runs the Pennyrile Christian Counseling center located in the church building. Barry is retired from GE. Barry & Elizabeth are charter members of Pennyrile Church of Christ.

  • Dan Rust

    Dan and Betty Rust met at Dairy Queen in Madisonville in 1982.  They were married in 1983.  They have 3 girls; Danielle's and Melissa's families live in Madisonville, KY while Denita's family lives in Alaska.  They have 5 grandchildren.  Dan is retired from CSX railroad and Betty is retired from Dana Corporation.  They have been members since 1987.

  • Byron Pruitt

    Byron and Brenda moved to Madisonville from Edmonton, KY in 1974 and have been married for 42 years. They have 2 sons Ross who lives in Martin, TN and Josh who is married to Jenifer and lives in Sebree with their 2 daughters. Brenda is a retired teacher and currently works for the University of Kentucky. Byron is retired from Power Machinery in Hanson.

  • Ronny Stubblefield

    Ronny and Cindy met at the University Church of Christ in Murray, Kentucky in 1982. They married in 1984. They have two sons: David and his wife Alyssa, and Jon and his wife, Kenna. They have two granddaughters. Ronny is retired and Cindy works at Webster County Middle School as the Instructional Coach. They have attended Pennyrile since 1992. 

  • Sean Niestrath

    Sean and his family moved to Madisonville to work with the Pennyrile congregation in January, 2011. He has completed B.S. in Biology/Chemistry (Oklahoma Christian College, 1983), Master of Divinity (Abilene Christian University 1989), M.A. in Ancient Church History (ACU 1994), and Doctor of Ministry (ACU, 2007). He has done mission and ministry work in the Caribbean, England, Italy, Wisconsin, and Michigan.