Our Pastors

Mahaney_CJC.J. Mahaney 

C.J. serves as the Senior Pastor for Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He has authored several books, some of which you'll find on our resources page. C.J. and his wife, Carolyn, have three married daughters, one son, and twelve grandchildren. C.J. cheers for the Washington Redskins, Washington Nationals, and University of Maryland basketball, and he cheers against the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, and Duke basketball.

BRIAN thumbBrian Chesemore

Brian has served in pastoral ministry since 2003, and serves currently as a full-time pastor for Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, overseeing many of the day to day activities of the church. He is married to Kristin and they have three sons and one daughter.



Kauflin_Bob1Bob Kauflin 

Bob oversees the music of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville and helps provide pastoral care. His full time job is serving as the Director of Sovereign Grace Music. Bob and his wife, Julie, have four daughters, two sons, and an ever growing number of grandchildren.



 Purswell_Jeff1Jeff Purswell 

Jeff serves the church through preaching and helping C.J. oversee the teaching diet of the church, along with pastoral care. Jeff is the Dean of the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. He and his wife, Julie, have two sons.



GARY thumbGary Ricucci

Drawing on nearly 40 years of pastoral experience, Gary serves Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville primarily through pastoral care. He also serves as Director of Student Care for the men and families in the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. He is married to Betsy and they have two married daughters, two sons (one married) and four grandchildren. This is the second church Gary has planted with C.J. Gary & Betsy, as well as the whole family, are Colonial Williamsburg, VA and Walt Disney World, FL enthusiasts (but not necessarily in that order!).