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Paul Wiseheart

Paul Wiseheart

Pastor

Paul Wiseheart is dedicated to helping people of all ages develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. He is a committed Baptist and is blessed to pastor First Baptist Church and serve the community of Greencastle.


Paul was raised by Christian parents who love God and are active in their church. Because of his parents' devotion to the Lord, he came to trust in Christ alone to save him at a young age. He heard the gospel for the first time when he was eight years old at Vacation Bible School and shortly after committed his life to Christ. Through the practice of daily reading the Bible, he felt God calling him into full time ministry, and at the age of sixteen, he committed his life to God’s call. Since that time he has pursued biblical and theological education and has served in a variety of ministry positions.
Paul graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, and he is currently completing his Advanced Placement Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


He and his wife Melanie enjoy serving the Lord together. Her skillsets in music therapy and music ministry, as well as her experience working with children and youth, complement his own ministry well. They both love entertaining guests in their home and playing Euchre. While we are excellent partners in ministry, we are horrible Euchre partners. They have only won one game together. Some of Paul’s other hobbies and interests are backpacking, fishing, playing board games, woodworking, reading, and studying the New Testament in Greek.

 

   

Janet Staley

Janet Staley

Administration Assistant

Janet has been an American Baptist for approximately 58 years and has been employed as Administrative Assistant at First Baptist Church Greencastle for approximately 37 years.  She has 3 grown daughters, 3 grandchildren and 4 step-grand-children.  Her hobbies include: the love of good gospel music (which she shared with her late husband, Rev. Bill Staley), and also enjoys working in ministries that involve shepherding and caring for people.  She also loves working jig-saw puzzles, spending time with her family and friends, loving animals (now feeding 2 wild cats, 2 raccoons, an opossum, and an occasional skunk), quilting, reading, and taking drives through the country to look for old barns and donkeys.  Her hopes are to one day write a book which will be entitled "My Life in the Church Office"     .  

   

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Carrie Hamilton

Music Director

Carrie grew up in Iowa where she cultivated her relationship with the Lord at an early age through music at her church. While serving on a mission trip, she met her husband Scott. They attended Anderson University together. Carrie graduated with a degree in Music Education in 2006. and currently teaches music at Tzouanakis Intermediate School in Greencastle. She and Scott enjoy watching their 2 daughters chase their dog around the house. Carrie enjoys finding ways to involve as many people as possible in our worship arts ministries, and plugging others into places where they can grow in spirituality as well as help the kingdom.

   

Elliot

Elliot Dunbar

Youth Director

Elliot grew up in Greencastle, IN, attending FBC throughout his childhood. Elliot is an alumnus of the ABY Youth Group, and has great memories of this ministry as a student. Elliot's background in Youth Development stems from his experience with Youthworks, where he was Work Projects Coordinator in Logan, WV. Currently, Elliot is finishing his B.A. in Philanthropic Studies at IUPUI. After graduation, Elliot plans to continue his education and pursue opportunities in the nonprofit sector. In his free time he enjoys hiking, playing guitar, and spending time with his dog Turnip. Elliot's goals as Youth Director are to build meaningful relationships with the youth and parents as well as facilitate Christ centered activities to guide students along their Christian journey. 

   

Sara Crow

Sara Crowe

Jesus J.A.M. Director

Sara has owned an in home daycare for over 12 years. She has her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. Sara also taught for 3 years at the First Baptist Preschool. She is a devoted mother of two active teenagers. Sara has enjoyed being the Jesus J.A.M Director for over 12 years at First Baptist Church and believes that seeing the world through a child's eye is how God wants us to view the world He created.

   
 Heather Woodall

Heather Woodall

Preschool Director

Heather grew up in Maryland where she came to have a relationship with God through her youth group. It is also through her youth group and a mission trip to West Virginia that she met her husband Dan. They have been married since 2004 and have three children. Heather also serves on one of our praise teams as well as volunteers with Vacation Bible School and our annual Jesus J.A.M Spring Fling. Heather graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and is also employed at Dr. Steve Kissel’s office.

   
Teresa Vaughn

Teresa Vaughn

Coordinator of Curriculum and Child Development

Teresa was born in Indianapols, Indiana and grew up in Greencastle graduating from Greencastle High School then attended Indiana State University. She recieved a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education with Endorsements in both Kindergarten and Preschool. Married to Larry in 1976 the couple has 3 adult childresna and 9 grandchildren. Teresa has been a teacher at Greencastle First Baptist Preschool since 1986 as well as serving as Coordinator of Curriculum and Child Development at the Preschool since 2010. In her personal as well as professional life she strifes for the individual growth of young children through the development of social skills, academics and a spiritual understanding.