Under the direction of Christ, our leaders seek to demonstrate the love and concern of our heavenly Father. Please do not hesitate to contact them with your needs.
"True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one's service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them." J Oswald Sanders.
Pastor of Preaching and Teaching
Chad came to FBC in June of 2015. He served six years as a pastor in Nebraska. Chad received his MDiv and ThM degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chad has been married to his wife Roberta since 1999, and they have four gregarious and active boys: Julian, Ryland, Brady, and Maddox.
Pastor of Discipleship and Administration
Kurt has been on staff at FBC since June of 2011. He served in the US Navy before working in the business world for a number of years. He holds a degree in music and attended a small Bible Institute in New England. He has an MBA and an MA in Biblical Counseling from The Master's College and is an ACBC-certified biblical counselor. He and his wife Sue have been at FBC since 2001. They have 5 adult children and 13 (and counting!) grandchildren.
Pastor of Family Ministries and Outreach
Rob has been on the staff of FBC since November of 2008. He previously pastored in Valley Center, California. Rob earned his MDiv. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and completed his undergraduate work at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Rob married his best friend, Lori, in 1998 and the Lord has blessed them with three children: Robbie, Zachary, and Katie Jo.
Jonah Ferguson has been a member of First Baptist Church of Carmel for 12 years. He has been a part of the Worship Team for 11 years, and in April of 2018, Jonah began serving as the Worship Director. He and his wife, Andrea, live in the Indianapolis area with their children. Jonah’s family loves music, food, and books. Jonah is thankful to know Jesus and to serve His church.
Joetta has been in the FBC office since July of 2011. She is back in the work force after staying home for eighteen years to raise her three children: Luke, Rebekah and Lydia. Joetta holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and music education from the University of Indianapolis and a master’s degree in elementary education from Butler University. She taught in the classroom for ten years before starting a family. Brian and Joetta have been married since 1990 and have been attending First Baptist Church since 1988.
Laura joined the office staff in May, 2014, sharing administrative responsibilities with Joetta. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University, Bloomington and an MBA in finance from Indiana University, Indianapolis. She left a full-time career in banking in 1997 to stay home with her son Tyler who is now married and living with his wife Cati in Noblesville. During Tyler’s growing-up years, she did some part-time work. Laura and her husband Steve married in 1995 and came to FBC in 2007. When not serving at the church, Laura enjoys reading, entertaining, and camping.