Senior Pastor: Tim Hewitt
I thank God that I was born into a Christian home and at the age of 8 accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I was baptized on Easter Sunday evening, April 17th, 1960 at Eighth Avenue Baptist Church in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was not until I was in my twenties that I really appreciated what it was that Jesus did for me. I suppose, like most people who are saved at an early age, there was some confusion and perhaps a little apathy toward the things of God. It was in a young marrieds Sunday School Class taught by our Pastor that I really came to grips with what it means to be saved. Since that time, I have been very active in Church. My wife and four children all profess salvation and have been scripturally baptized.
Call to the Ministry
It was during a missions conference at Heather Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN that I first entertained the thought that perhaps God was calling me to the ministry. The missionary was preaching from Romans 10 and the words "and how shall they hear without a preacher" from verse 14 rang through my head, but I denied it for several years. While I was teaching an adult Sunday School Class, I realized that the things that I did for the class gave me the greatest pleasure. God had greatly blessed this ministry and had seen fit to use it to impact the whole Church in a very positive way. I searched my heart and realized that this is what God would have me do. It was in December of 1988 that I began training for this pursuit. I completed my Seminary education at Grace Seminary in May, 1995. I am committed to serve Him in full time ministry.