Ministry Staff

Evan Guse
Evan GuseSenior Pastor
Pastor Evan was born and raised in Columbus where he experienced a clear call to ministry at the age of seventeen. After graduating from Purdue University, he received a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2016. He has worked as a hospital chaplain at the University of Kentucky Hospital and served as the Lead Pastor of churches in Kentucky and Indiana before moving back home to Columbus in November 2023.

Evan is married to his high school sweetheart, Emma, and they have two young children, Madeline and Clayton, who keep them on their toes. In his free time, you can find Evan working in his yard, cooking (and eating!) good food, following Purdue sports, functioning as a human jungle gym for his kids, or laughing with friends and family.

Daniel Kane
Daniel KaneWorship Pastor
Daniel Kane began serving as Worship Pastor at First Baptist in April of 2020. A 2019 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, Daniel is a gifted vocalist with Bachelor Degrees in Worship and Arts and Music Ministry. Daniel is a Masters of Theological Studies student at Fuller Theological Seminary concentrating in Theology and the Arts.

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Support Staff

Mel Fields
Mel FieldsAdministrative Assistant
Melissa Hernandez
Melissa HernandezNursery Care Supervisor
Donna Tull
Donna TullOrganist
Barry Ferrill
Barry FerrillCustodian
Carla Williams
Carla WilliamsPianist
Ashley Lowman
Ashley LowmanCustodian
Dortha Anderson
Dortha AndersonLibrarian

Church Council

Jim Reid, Council Chair

Scott Babb, Council Vice-Chair

Bill Baker, Treasurer

Stephanie Olson, Assistant Treasurer

Charlotte Oestreicher, Financial Secretary

Jessica King, Assistant Financial Secretary

Carolyn Pool, Christian Education Ministry Lead

Keith & Teresa Arbuckle, Church Family Ministry Lead

Jan Carlstrom, Evangelism Ministry Lead

Danny Burton, Stewardship Ministry Lead

Bob & Jean Langdon, Missions Ministry Lead

Elyse Snider, Worship Ministry Lead

Bob Rhude, Church Clerk & Membership Clerk