The deacons seek to serve the practical and spiritual needs of each member in our congregation.
Phil Morris - Chair
Jeff McMurry and his wife Kim have been married for 21 years. They have four children and one grandchild. Jeff grew up going to a small church in the little town of Darlington. Jeff and his wife have been members of First Baptist since they were married. One of his favorite bible scriptures is Hebrews 11:1. He works as a carpenter and enjoys doing all kinds of building and remodeling.
Jim Lee - Treasurer
Mary Jane Porter - Secretary
Mary Jane was married to her husband Robert for 55 years. He went to be with his Savior in March of 2013. Their lives have been blessed with 3 children, Laura, Scott, and Sandy. They grew up in FBC beginning in 1966 when the Porter family moved to Crawfordsville. Mary Jane also has 6 grandchildren. Her daughter Sandy and granddaughter Ashley are currently members of FBC. She retired as a church secretary in 2001 from Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church after 15 years of service. She accepted the Lord as her Savior in 1956 and became a member of First Baptist Crawfordsville in 1967. One of her favorite verses is Ephesians 5:1-2.
God has blessed her with the special gift of sensitivity to the needs and hearts of others. Because of FBC, she has been enabled and encouraged to serve the Lord in this way, and she has grown in her Christian walk. Her church has shown such love and support to her family throughout the years-but especially so during her husband Bob's battle with cancer. God placed many angels in her path and continues to do so as she is finding the will to make a new life without him.
John has been married to Joanne for 25 years. As a blended family, they have two children in Colorado and one in Florida. He was raised as a Methodist and attended a Baptist Church in Columbus, OH, where they were baptized as an act of obedience and joined the congregation. He finds FBC worship and studies helpful to remind him how he should be walking with the Lord. He is retired from the CEL&P power plant and currently enjoys metal working in his shop.
She has been married for 24 years to Fred. They have 2 sons, Dylan (age 20 in U.S. Marine Corps) and Austin (age 19 and a Wabash College student). Her relationship with Jesus Christ began at a very young age. She grew up in the Congregational Christian Church in Darlington, IN, where she accepted the Lord into her heart when she was 8 years old. Psalm 91 became her favorite Bible passage when Dylan was deployed to Afghanistan. She also enjoys reading in John and Romans. She has worked at ProGreen Garden Center for 14 years where she does Landscape Designs. Her job allows her to be surrounded by God's beauty every day. She also teaches fitness classes for women at Center Point Dance Studio. Her hobbies include exercising, walking her dog, being with her family, gardening, and drawing.
He has been a member of FBC for 40 years and has served in the following capacities: Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Trustee, and now Deacon. His favorite Bible verse is John 3:16. He has been married to Barbara for 45 years and has 3 children and 3 grandchildren. He is retired from RR Donnelley after 37 years in the Accounting Department.
He has been married to Rachel since 2006. His favorite verses are: John 10: 28-30; John 14: 6-7; Philippians 2: 5-11; Matthew 25: 31-46. Andy has attended FBC since the age of 10. He was baptized in Lake Holiday by Pastor Jim, married by Pastor Mike, and challenged by Pastor Isaac and other individuals to step up and serve Christ. Andy also has had the privilege of teaching the high school class on Sunday mornings. He is a farmer and works with/for his father.