Dr. Mark Hetrick has been an American Baptist pastor for 40 years serving in Wisconsin, Colorado and Indiana. He has been an Interim Ministry Specialist for the American Baptist Churches of Indiana/Kentucky and the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis for the past 18 years. He will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his ordination on May 28, 2018. He has joined First Baptist Church as our interim Senior Minister September 1, 2017.
Mark and his wife, Dr. Karen Hetrick have one son: Dr. Kyle Hetrick.
Rev. Evan Bever joined the FBC ministerial staff as Associate Minister in July, 2012. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Purdue University, Evan was ordained by First Baptist Church in 2013. Evan has responsibilities in worship leadership, pastoral care, outreach, and Christian Education for children, youth and adults. Evan serves on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Student Foundation at Purdue (a campus ministry of the American Baptist Churches USA) and the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana.
Evan and his wife, Breanna, live here in Washington Township with their son, Isaiah.
Rev. George Boyd Kimsey has served in active Christian ministry for over 55 years. His background includes Youth Director, Minister of Christian Education, Minister of Visitation and Pastor. He and Joyce, his wife of over 50 years, have served in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio.
Rev. Kimsey and his wife have four grown children: Dawn, Julie, Margean, and David as well as six grandchildren.
Steve Potts provides leadership for the choir, helps plan worship services, and serves as church organist.
A native Texan and jazz student at the University of North Texas, Steve holds a distinguished career as Musical Director for multiple Grammy award winner Sandi Patty for sixteen years. Other accomplishments include serving as accompanist to the Bill Gaither Trio and Vocal Band for five years. Steve was also a former staff arranger at Royal Tapestry Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee.
Steve has served as Music Associate at Sagamore Hill Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas and in 1993 he began to serve on the music ministry staff at First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 1997 Steve moved to Indianapolis to pursue work in the recording and publishing industry.
Steve’s own faith journey began at Central Baptist Church of Gainesville, Texas where he was baptized at the age of 7 and continued at Grand Avenue Baptist Church in the same Central Texas community.