Staff

John Dunaway | Senior Pastor

Pastor John Dunaway

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 | Worship Director & Associate Office Administrator

Bethany Hollingsworth is our Associate Office Administrator and Worship Director. Bethany has an unusual excitement and growing love for bulletin cover designs, social media graphics, and church communications. Music has been a longtime love in Bethany’s life and continues to be the greatest avenue for the Lord’s direction and inspiration for her. However, her greatest loves, aside from Jesus, are her ruggedly handsome husband, Drew, their five children, and caramel iced coffee.