The staff and leadership at First Baptist Church of Plainfield love, care, and pray for every single person in the church.  If you have any questions, please reach out to them at office@firstbaptistplainfield.org or 317-839-8163.

  • John Marshall

    Senior Pastor

    Rev. John Marshall and his wife Luanne have three adult children and two amazing granddaughters. John is passionate about helping people discover and connect their unique life stories to their God-given passions in Christ. Following God's lead, he desires to use his gifts of leadership, teaching, and encouraging to motivate and strategize in order to help the church find its unique purpose and to make a difference in this community and in the world. John has served at FBCP since March of 2021. Before moving to Plainfield, John served as a senior pastor in Casper, WY for 14 years, and before that, he served in the nation of Brazil for 10 years. He holds a Masters of Divinity in pastoral care and counseling from Southern Theological Seminary and a Bachelor's from Belmont in religion and art.

    Email: jmarshall@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • Joyce CASTLEMan

    associate pastor, Children & spiritual development

    Joyce is married to Aaron, and they have one daughter, Beth.  Joyce graduated from Southern Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Christian Education.  She has led children, youth, family, adult, senior adult, Sunday school, small group, women, spiritual enrichment, and congregational care ministries.  

    Email: jcastleman@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • NIKKI Shover



    Pastor Nikki's favorite blessings in life include her husband Garrett, their puppy Ellie, and all the iced coffee. She has a collection of more than 300 books and spends her free time reading, cooking, and writing. She is passionate about building authentic community and teaching young people to love as Christ loves us, and Nikki also thrives when leaning into her gifts as an editor, graphic designer, and when curating beautiful things. Nikki has served at FBCP since 2019. She graduated from Anderson University with a Bachelor's degree in Bible and religion and journalism with a heavy focus on Christian ethics and church history.

    Email: nshover@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • Linda Hood

    Administrative Assistant

    Linda and her husband John have two sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law and three grandsons. They lead a small group.  Linda enjoys cooking, reading, and mowing the grass. In the summer, she and her family like to go boating.

    Email:  office@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • John and Reann Poray


    John and Reann have been members of First Baptist for more than 20 years.  Reann is a librarian at the Plainfield Public Library and John is retired.  They love all types of activities, especially spending time with their family, which includes two grown sons and two grandchildren.


    Facilities Manager

    Brooks served in the United States Army as an Infantryman from 2006-2009 with a combat tour in Iraq from 2007-2008.  Some of his medals include the Global War on Terrorism, Iraq Campaign, National Defense Service, Combat Infantry Badge, and Army Commendation.  Brooks is married to Jennifer, and they have four children.  He enjoys bike rides and camping with his family.