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Meet The Team
French B. Harmon, PhD
President, Chief Executive Officer & Treasurer
866-489-3421 (toll free, KY only) or (502) 489-3421
French Harmon is a native Kentuckian. He was born in Ashland and graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School. Harmon holds educational degrees from Marshall University, University of Louisville, University of the Cumberlands, Reformed Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has earned an executive education certificate in non-profit leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School.
French Harmon has pastored three congregations in Kentucky—Allen Baptist Church, Fort Mitchell Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Somerset. He has been a professor in leadership studies at the University of the Cumberlands and was team leader for church development at the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Harmon has served the community as Vice Chairman of the Executive Board for Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR), University of the Cumberlands Board of Trustees, Somerset Christian School Board Member, Ashland and Somerset Independent Schools as a baseball coach, Kenton County Sheriff’s Department Chaplain and the Somerset Police Department Advisory Board. Harmon opened the United States House of Representatives in prayer February 8, 2008 and was a spiritual advisor for a congressional delegation to Israel in 2014.
French is married to Rachael and together they have three children—Trae, Madison and Jack. Harmon has written one book God’s Ordinary Giants (2020). He enjoys sports, photography, travel and presidential history.
Austin Wilkerson, Esq.
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502-489-3426
Austin Wilkerson is Trust Counsel for the Kentucky Baptist Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Austin had his own practice where he represented businesses, churches, nonprofits, and other tax-exempt organizations as general counsel. Austin is a former pastor and represents, with several of his family members, a third generation of pastors.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in International Business (summa cum laude) from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Austin is admitted to practice as a member attorney of the Texas State Bar and the Kentucky State Bar.
Janet A. McIntosh
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or (502) 489-3437
Janet began her service with the Foundation in January 2007 as Accounting Manager. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University and 19 years of business, financial and accounting management experience, 2 years in the for-profit sector and 17 years in the not-for-profit sector. She is responsible for managing the overall accounting function and the preparation of the monthly financial statements. Janet works closely with PNC, the master custodian of the more than 1,000 accounts pooled for investment purposes. Planning, organizing and directing the internal aspects of the annual audit process are also part of her duties and responsibilities.
Administrative/Public Relations Assistant
866-489-3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502-489-3435
Barbara began her service with the Foundation in 1994 as the public relations assistant. On July 1, 2004, she became the Administrative & Public Relations Assistant. Prior to 1994, she worked 11 years as a temporary for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Barbara provides administrative support to President French Harmon and Trust Counsel Austin Wilkerson through will and trust administration, correspondence, board and committee meeting preparation, financial and general records management and customer service. She provides public relations support to the Foundation through her creation of materials for all of the presentations and seminars conducted by Foundation staff, as well as coordination of all marketing, promotions and communications activities of the Foundation.
502.489.3533 (toll free, KY only) or 502.489.3438
Kentucky Baptist Foundation
P.O. Box 436389
Louisville KY 40253-6389
502-489-3533 | Fax: 502-489-3564