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Lebanon, Kentucky 40033
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Bro. Vic Stansbury
Victor James Stansbury
served as pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church from November 1980 to August 2012 (32 years).

He was born September 2, 1945 in Nelson County, Kentucky to James William Stansbury and Edith Mae Atkins. His parents chose the name, Victor James, because he was born close to "V J Day".

Victor became ill with lockjaw when he was two years old and nearly died. Bro. Stansbury says that he grew up feeling that God had given his life back to him for a purpose. He surrendered to the ministry while he was still in high school and preached his first sermon when he was sixteen years old. He graduated from Old Kentucky Home High School in Nelson County in June, 1963. He graduated from Berea College in January, 1968 and then from Southern Seminary in June, 1972. He was licensed to preach by his home church, New Salem Baptist Church in Deatsville, Kentucky located in Nelson County on January 2, 1963. He was later ordained by the same church on February 19, 1967.

Bro. Vic was united in marriage to Joan Kay Call on June 24, 1966 at Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Nelson County. They have 3 children. The firstborn was a daughter, Vickie Lee Stansbury, born on December 3, 1968. She was followed by a son, Christopher Lee Stansbury, born May 24, 1974. Another son, Jon Eric Stansbury, was born October 16, 1975.

Bro. Vic was pastor of the Galilee Baptist Church in Madison County, Kentucky from August 1966 to March 1968. He worked at General Electric in Louisville full time while going to Seminary his first year. He was pastor of two churches in Henry County, Kentucky: Lockport Baptist Church from July 1969 to June 1972 and Sligo Baptist Church from June 1972 to January 1975. He then became the pastor of the Elk Creek Baptist Church in Spencer County, Kentucky from January 1975 to November 1980.

Bro. Vic became our pastor in November, 1980. We surprised him with a twenty-year anniversary celebration in November, 2000 with over 400 in attendance. Bro. Vic has served as an Adjunct Professor at Campbellsville University in Biblical Studies for the last 11 years. Joan has worked for 22 years at Campbellsville University, starting as an accounts receivable clerk and presently serves as Secretary to the Campus Minister.

His daughter, Vickie, married Andy Thompson May 24, 1991 and to this union a daughter was born, Kelsey Jeanne Thompson, on July 6, 1998. A second daughter, Abigail Elise Thompson, was born in August 18, 2006. Vickie graduated from Berea College and Bellarmine College and is a nurse manager of Special Projects Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. The family lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Chris married Heather Helton on June 3, 1995. A daughter, Haylee Ray Stansbury, was born March 2, 2004. A second daughter, Hillary, was born in May 19, 2010. Chris graduated from Berea College and University of Kentucky Law School. He is with the law firm Moynahan, Irvin, Mooney & Stansbury, P.S.C. in Nicholasville. He is also Master Commissioner of Jessamine Circuit Court. The family lives in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Jon married Rebecca Lynn Simmons on March 10, 2007. A daughter, Aubree Reese Stansbury, was born on June 20, 2008. Jon graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Computer-Aided Drafting Degree and is Supervisor of Materials Management at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital in Vanderbilt, Tennessee. The family lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Stansbury Christmas 2007  A family picture was taken and used for the Christmas card for 2007.  
Bro. Vic and family in November, 2010  A family picture taken at the 30th Anniversary Celebration in November, 2010. 

Bro. Vic Stansbury had two consecutive heart attacks on Saturday morning, August 4, 2012. He was already in the hospital after having surgery. He was air-lifted to Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky where he died later that evening. He was 66 years old. He was loved by all who knew him and he was ALWAYS a faithful servant of God. He will be greatly missed. The obituary reads as follows:

Rev. Victor James Stansbury
(1945 - 2012)

Rev. Victor James Stansbury of Lebanon, son of the late James William Stansbury and Edith Mae Atkins Stansbury was born in Nelson County, Kentucky, September 2, 1945. He died at 5:47 P.M., Saturday, August 4, 2012, unexpectedly in Louisville. Age: 66

He professed faith in Christ at an early age and preached his first sermon at the age of sixteen. Bro. Vic was pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Madison County, Lockport Baptist Church and Sligo Baptist Church in Henry County, and Elk Creek Baptist Church in Spencer County. He has been pastor of Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church since November, 1980. He was Adjunct Professor in Biblical Studies at Campbellsville University for twelve years.

He was a graduate of Berea College in January, 1968 and Southern Theological Seminary in June, 1972.

He was a member of the Church Relation Council at Campbellsville University, Executive Board of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Marion County Ministerial Association, Central Baptist Association, and Volunteer Chaplain at Springview Hospital in Lebanon.

He united in marriage to Joan Call June 24, 1966.

Besides his wife, Joan Call Stansbury, he is survived by one daughter and two sons and their spouses: Vickie & Andy Thompson and Jon & Becky Stansbury of Nashville and Chris & Heather Stansbury of Nicholasville; five granddaughters: Kelsey Jeanne Thompson, Abigail Elise Thompson, Haylee Ray Stansbury, Hillary Raegan Stansbury, and Aubree Reese Stansbury; one brother and one sister: Lee Thomas Stansbury and Frances (Ernie) Fulkerson of Cox’s Creek; two sisters-in-law: Bernadette Ballard Stansbury of Morehead and Wanda Stansbury of Mt. Washington; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: John and Iva Lee Call of Bardstown; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Robert Stansbury, Charles Franklin Stansbury, and William Ray Stansbury.
VISITATION: After 3:00 P.M., Monday, August 6th at the Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville and after 9:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 7th at the Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon

FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 7th at the Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church in Lebanon led by Rev. Jay Hatfield and Rev. Steve Skaggs

BURIAL: New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Cox’s Creek


Rev. Johnny Bailey Rev. Everett Hord
Rev. Jamie Chesser Rev. Cameron Jungles
Rev. Justin Compton Rev. John McDaniel
Rev. Dan Durham Rev. Bill Proctor

Service Details

Location: Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church
Marion County
Lebanon, KY
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM

Bro. Victor J. StansburyThe funeral for Bro. Victor J. Stansbury was held at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church on August 7, 2012 at 11:00. Steve Skaggs played the piano beginning 30 minutes prior to the service: "Because He Lives", "The Old Rugged Cross", "It is Well", and "Victory in Jesus" as special music during the service. Bro. Jay Hatfield read the obituary, delivered a special message, and led the congregation in prayer at the beginning and end of the funeral. Earl Wayne Perry delivered some comments and performed a solo entitled, "The King is Coming". Mark Speer, Ernest Carol Taylor, Roger Barnett, and Sam Graham read scripture. The following members delivered special messages: Joyce Payne, Kaylene Poff, Preston Price, Carol Reynolds, Mark Carney, and Caroline Reed. Chris Stansbury shared lessons he had learned from his father, Haylee Stansbury shared a poem and letter, Joan Stansbury read a love letter she had written to Bro. Vic in the early hours of a sleepless Sunday after his death the night before. A pictorial video of Bro. Vic over the years was shown during the two hours of visitation prior to the service. According to the signatures in the visitation guest book from the night preceding the funeral, there were approximately 1000 people offering condolences. On the day of the funeral, the sanctuary and balcony were full along with some individuals in the old fellowship hall where an audio video feed was played for them of the service. A police escort led and followed the funeral procession throughout Lebanon to the county line and at the intersection in Springfield as it proceeded to the gravesite at New Salem Baptist Church in Nelson County. The cemetery is on land that used to belong to the Stansbury family where Bro. Vic grew up and the land was later given to the church by the family. Bro. Vic was buried next to his brother Charles who had died in March.

  • September 2, 2012 - This would have been Bro. Vic's 67th birthday. Nettie Brown sang a song last Sunday that she dedicated to Bro. Vic. It was called "Thank You". The message touched many of the hearts in the service. The song, by Ray Boltz, has been added to a few favorite pictures of Bro. Vic. to honor Bro. Vic on his birthday, which he is now enjoying in heaven sitting at the throne of God. (View Video)
    There are so many things to thank Bro. Vic for: his messages, love, compassion, humbleness, hospital visits, prayers, ceremonies and services performed, fellowship, encouragement, and many others, including showing us, by his living example, how to live our lives with heaven as our goal.
    Steve Skaggs will be leading us forward, as a church and congregation. Bro. Vic helped lay a firm foundation in his 32 years of service at Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church. Steve will help us build on that foundation as we continue to serve the Lord. Let Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church continue to be a beacon in the community and make Bro. Vic proud as he looks down on us. Happy Birthday, Bro. Vic! Hugs!
  • February 3, 2013 - A rededication ceremony to name the church fellowship hall the "Rev. Victor J. Stansbury Fellowship Hall" was held on Sunday, February 3, 2013, after the Morning Worship Service. The Stansbury Family (Joan, Vickie Thompson and family, Chris Stansbury and family, and Jon Stansbury and family) were here for this dedication ceremony and two plaques were unveiled. Chris and Jon unveiled the plaque above the entrance of the Fellowship Hall. Joan and Vickie unveiled the plaque and portrait of Bro. Vic that hangs in the foyer.

Stansbury Family

The Stansbury Family at the Rededication Ceremony

Updated 09/2/2012