John Dunaway | Senior Pastor
Pastor John Dunaway has been the senior pastor at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church since February 26, 1989. He came from Scott County, Indiana where he served the Vienna Baptist Church while attending seminary in Louisville, KY.
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. He accepted his call to serve Mt Pleasant in the winter of 1989 and was ordained in June that same year by the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis. Pastor John and his wife, Ellen, have nine children (four boys and five girls). They are blessed to have a cross-cultural family, blended by birth, race and nationality. 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.
“I hope that we will be able to demonstrate that our church is a representation of our community and that we face adversity and success the same as everyone.” Pastor John would like our community to know that we expect others to attend our ministry settings just as they are – no change is necessary; that we are just the same as everyone else – still moving toward necessary adjustments in life; we welcome everyone – their thoughts AND doubts are all welcome; and that God is with us and He is ready to connect with you in a brand new way.”
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 youth & children’s ministry programs offered at MPBC. Allison has been on staff since October 2007. 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 & Music Coordinator
Bethany has been a member of Mt Pleasant since 1990. She and her husband, Drew, have four children and have found MPBC to be an incredible church to raise a family! Bethany came on staff in October 2011 as Associate Office Administrator after taking a break from the work place to stay home with her children. She has recently accepted the call to be our Music Coordinator. Bethany is very involved in our First Impressions Team and Women’s Ministry.