DR. JOHN DUNCAN – Pastor
Dr. John and Sandy Duncan came to Jasper First Baptist Church on August 7, 2016. John and Sandy have three adult children (Kalah, Josh, and Seth) and three grandchildren (Warren; Madelynne, and Henry). They are also in the process of adopting 2 teenagers (Noelle and Brooklyn), and are currently fostering three other children. They believe that God has not called upon them to enjoy the empty nest but rather to invest in the lives of children to provide them a safe environment where they are loved and accepted while being nurtured with the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Duncan is a graduate of Campbellsville College with a BA in Christian Studies. He continued his education at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky receiving an MDiv in 1989 and a PhD in Expository Preaching in 2011. Dr. Duncan has served in various churches throughout the states of Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana. Dr. Duncan served as pastor of Jasper First Baptist Church from 1997-2004
when he left to pursue his PhD. Upon leaving, John and Sandy shared with one another how much they loved this church and that if God ever provided a way for them to return, they would definitely pursue it. In August of 2016 that dream became a reality and they began their second term serving Jasper First Baptist Church.
Dr. Duncan desires to lead the church to live transparent lives and be the light that shines in the darkness of an unsaved community. He longs to disciple the body of Christ in such a way that the Gospel transforms their lives and impacts the lives of all those around them. His goal is for Jasper First Baptist Church to become the Light that penetrates the darkness with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
JOHN DILLON – Elder
John and his wife Nancie have been members at FBC for many years. John plays keyboard for our praise team, is a Sunday school teacher, and small group leader.
TODD JASPER – Elder
Todd and his wife Kendra moved to FBC from Somerset, Ky in 1989. They have two adult children, Tyler and Sarah. Todd is not only an Elder, but he is also active with the praise team and leads worship each Sunday. Todd and Kendra both currently teach Sunday School. Todd has previously served on the FBC Building Steering Committee, the Deacon Ministry, and has helped with VBS.
“Having been raised by Christian parents and growing up attending church, both Kendra and I realize how important a church family is to our Christian walk. Since we started attending FBC, this has been our church family and we feel very blessed to be a part of it.”
ERIC HERNDON – Deacon
Eric and his wife Kathy have been married for 24 years and have 2 children, Isaac and Elise. God led them to FBC 12 years ago because they were intent on becoming part of a Bible believing church that was family focused. Besides being a Deacon, Eric helps with different aspects of the children’s ministry and served on the Pastor Search Committee.
“As a child I understood the magnitude of our God and accepted Him into my heart and was baptized on Easter morning. As with all people, I have had various difficulties in life where it was challenging to understand the reasons for such happenings. However, God taught me that He is with me no matter what and despite my lack of understanding, it doesn’t change the fact that God is sovereign and omnipotent and does all things for the good of HIS purpose.”
PHIL MALONE – Deacon
Bio will soon follow…
PHIL HOSTETLER – Deacon
Phil Hostetler and his wife Tina have been married for 18 years and have 8 children and 10 grandchildren. Aside from being a Deacon, Phil is currently involved with the music ministry and has also worked with the youth group in the past.
“The Lord led me to Jasper some 20 years ago. God has helped us and blessed us through so much, especially with health issues and blending our families together. First Baptist helped us through prayer, friendships and helped keep our faith strong during those times. We are so blessed to be a part of First Baptist.”
TIM HARRIS – Deacon
Tim Harris is the youngest of Rev. James and Evelyn Harris. His wife of 22 years, Sara, is the middle child of Rev. Edward J. Litherland. They have 3 adult children, Joshua, Jacob and Alyssa. Tim served in the United States Army for over 12 years and returned to his birthplace after being medically discharged. Tim chose to return to FBC in 1997 because of his family’s history. His father pastored at FBC and his brother, Ron Harris, was a deacon at that time. Tim has been involved in many ministries at our church: choir, usher, greeter, outreach, youth activities, Sunday School teacher, Bible Study host/facilitator, Sunday School Director, and Director of the Benevolence program. Tim has also served on many Walks to Emmaus over the past 10 years, which he says is where he truly learned how to serve God.
“I grew up in a Christian home, so having Christ in my life was a normal and natural thing. I was saved at a revival at age 7 and baptized by my father a few months later. I went through the Royal Ambassadors program, bible competitions, and youth camp every year. At age 18, I became the youth leader at our small country church in New Palestine, Indiana. God has been the center of my life and continues to be my personal Savior. This is where I draw my strength to work and serve Him. I believe that knowing and understanding people through love and kindness is a victory in serving my Lord and Savior. We need to show God’s love through our lives, not just by saying, but by doing.”
ROD HASKINS – Deacon
Bio will soon follow…
TOM GREUNLOH – Elder
Tom and his wife Pam have been members at FBC for over 15 years. Tom currently plays drums and guitar for our praise team and he has served in a leadership role for both our Children’s and Youth programs.