• Bill Boldt


    Pastor Bill has been serving at Southern Heights since March of 2013. His wife of 52 years, Diane, has been his helpmate through 40 years of ministry. They have four children and eleven grandchildren. Pastor Bill has served four churches in Central Kentucky and was a Director of Missions for the Bracken Association in northeastern Kentucky for six years. Prior to moving to Kentucky in 1991, he pioneered two churches in Racine, Wisconsin and, from 1981-85, he and Diane were the directors of the Haven of Rest Children’s Home in Anderson, South Carolina. Pastor Bill attended Anderson College in South Carolina and is a graduate of Georgetown College in Kentucky and attended Southern Seminary. He is excited to be on staff at Southern Heights where God is at work doing some amazing things for the sake of the Kingdom of God.

  • MAria Lester

    Music Minister

    Maria was called as our Minister of Music in May 2019.  She is a Lexington native and holds  degrees from Georgetown College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  She has served in central Kentucky churches more than 20 years, including 10 years at Versailles Baptist.  She is a passionate choral conductor who loves Jesus and loves people.


    Maria works full time for Associations International as the Accreditation Coordinator for the International Coach Federation.  Maria also sings with the Lexington Singers and gives private voice lessons.  She loves to sing (for ANYONE!) and also loves walking, swimming, drama, and roller coasters!  Most of all, Maria loves the Lord, and endeavors to serve Him in every aspect of her life.  She is excited to serve at Southern Heights!