John Dunaway | Senior Pastor
Pastor John Dunaway has been the senior pastor at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church since February 26, 1989. He came from Vienna Baptist Church in southern Indiana where he served while attending seminary in Louisville, KY. He also pastored at First Baptist Church in Flora, Indiana and at Browns Valley Missionary Baptist Church near Crawfordsville, Indiana. Pastor John was impressed by the Lord to go into full time Christian service in 1981 and entered the Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in the fall of 1985. After completing his seminary work, he accepted the senior pastor position at MPBC and was ordained in June of 1989 by the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis. Pastor John and his wife, Ellen, have nine children (four boys and five girls). Their first four children were born into their family and the last five were adopted. Two of their adopted children were adopted locally and three from the country of Haiti and they are the proud grandparents of nine granddaughters (including Victoire, a medical needs little girl from Africa) and seven grandsons. His vision for Mt. Pleasant has always been to lead our church family in a healthy spiritual journey that is pleasing to the Lord and hopes that you will find Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church as a place where you would like to serve the Lord. Mt. Pleasant – truly a “Place to Belong and a Place to Become”
Allison Sells | Office Administrator
Allison and her husband, James, have been members of Mt. Pleasant since June 2003. They knew this was the place where the Lord wanted them to serve and worship after visiting only a couple of times. They got involved in the children & youth ministries, as well as a small group and quickly made friends within the church family. They have three children who love attending the children’s ministry programs offered at MPBC. Allison has been on staff since October 2007. She started in the Assistant Office Administrator position, then was promoted to Office Administrator in 2011. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana State University in 1993 and worked in Human Resources for several years. Allison is grateful for the opportunity to work part-time in the church office and to provide administrative support to the ministries of Mt. Pleasant. If you are looking for a church home and a place to serve Jesus Christ, she wants to encourage you to visit Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Bethany Hollingsworth | Associate Office Administrator
Bethany has been a member of Mt Pleasant since 1990. She and her husband, Drew, have four small children and have found MPBC to be an incredible church to raise a family in! Bethany came on staff in October 2011 after taking a break from the work place to stay home with her children. She serves as the Chair Person for our Church Growth Ministry, is very involved in our Women’s Ministry, sings in the worship band, and is on the Sunday School rotation.