Pastor Tommy Rucker is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Dunkerton, Iowa since January, 2007.  He is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned a Master of Divinity in Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth from the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth.  He has been a pastor since 1999, and he has a love for the small church.  He is married to Kay for more than 30 years, and they have 3 children and 6 wonderful grandchildren.  He is a native of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and that makes him a fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.  Go Cats!!  Tommy is a country boy who never got over being raised on the farm, so he’s just a simple man who loves God and loves people.  The only thing that makes him worth anything at all is the grace of God and his faith in the risen Lord Jesus Christ.