Ministry Staff

Dan Cash
Dan CashSenior Pastor
Daniel Cash became Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in November of 2007. Dan has a B.A. from Purdue University in Communications, as well as an M. Div. and D.Min. from Northern Seminary in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership. He brings 30 years of ministry experience to his pastorate. Dan is married to Lori Kline Cash, and they are parents of three young adult children and have one grandson.

In addition to ministry, Dan enjoys reading, writing, gardening, cycling and walking the dog.

David Brown
David BrownInterim Minister of Music
David Brown began serving as our Interim Minister of Music in March of 2019. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Hope, IN and are parents to 2 adult children. Pastor David received his BA degree from Judson University (1974) and an MDiv from Northern Baptist Seminary (1979). He retired in 2015 from the First Baptist Church of Midland, MI, and has served as an Interim Pastor in his retirement.

A gifted musician, David has directed many vocal, handbell, and instrumental groups, and he plays trumpet, piano and guitar. He currently plays the trumpet for the Columbus City Band and tunes pianos as a side-job. He and Susan also lead the Community Children’s Choir of Hope.

Support Staff

Laura Friedrich
Laura FriedrichChurch Secretary
Melissa Hernandez
Melissa HernandezNursery Care Supervisor
Donna Tull
Donna TullOrganist
Barry Ferrill
Barry FerrillCustodian
Carla Williams
Carla WilliamsPianist
Dortha Anderson
Dortha AndersonLibrarian

Church Council

Jennifer Kelley, Council Chair

Jeff Caldwell, Council Vice-Chair

Heidi Jones, Treasurer

Joe Hamon, Assistant Treasurer

Donna Emmert, Financial Secretary

Paula Pickup, Assistant Financial Secretary

Carolyn Pool, Christian Education Ministry Lead

Lori Cash, Church Family Ministry Lead

Jerald Hatton, Evangelism Ministry Lead

Ryan Jones, Stewardship Ministry Lead

Cliff Putterill, Missions Ministry Lead

Adam Zimmerman, Worship Ministry Lead

Breanne Vogelpohl, Church Clerk

Stephanie Adams, Membership Clerk