Ministerial Staff


Dr. Mark Hetrick, Interim Senior Minister


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 has a son Dr. Kyle Hetrick.





Rev. Evan Bever, Associate Minister


Rev. Evan Bever joined the FBC ministerial staff as Associate Minister in July, 2012.  A recent graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, Evan’s background includes an American Baptist heritage.  He is a 2009 graduate of Purdue and loves Boilermaker football.  He and his wife, Breanna, met at Green Lake Conference Center.  Evan was ordained at FBC on May 19, 2013 and his focus includes mission, outreach, and worship while providing congregational and pastoral care.








Rev. George Kimsey, Visitation Minister

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.