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Pastor David Baynes

On October 1, 2017 we welcomed our intentional interim pastor, David Baynes.  Pastor Baynes is leading the congregation through a structured process designed to prepare for the calling of a new senior pastor.

Pastor Baynes is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College, Lincoln, Illinois.  He also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey,  and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.  Most recently he completed serving a nineteen-month interim for a church in Nebraska.  Earlier in his career he served the Jeffersonville Christian Church in Jeffersonville, IN; the Kenwood Church of Christ in Livonia, MI and the First Christian Church in Naperville, IL.  He also has served in Campus ministries at Purdue University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University.

Pastor Baynes and his wife, Chris, will live in Bluffton for the duration of this interim pastorate, but they own a home in Terre Haute, Indiana where they will eventually retire.  They have been married 45 years.  They have two children and two grandchildren.

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