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.

  • David Hinson

    Interim senior Pastor

    Rev. Dr. David Hinson joined First Baptist Plainfield as the interim pastor in January 2020. He served as a pastor for more than 30 years before taking on roles as interim pastor in several congregations in Indiana. David earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and wife Pat have four grown children.

  • Joyce CASTLEMan

    associate pastor, Children & spiritual development

    Joyce is married to Aaron and 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 graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Bible and religion with a heavy focus on Christian ethics and church history. 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. She is obsessed with her dog, Martin.

    Email: nedrington@firstbaptistplainfield.org

  • Linda Hood

    Administrative Assistant

    Linda and her husband John have two grown sons and two grandsons. They lead a small group, and Linda plays in the Church Bell Choir. 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 the executive director of a national engineering organization.  They love all types of activities, especially spending time with their family, which includes two grown sons.

  • Griffin Dunaway


    Griffin joined his church worship team at age 16, providing vocals and playing guitar.  He served our country in the United States Coast Guard from 2012-2016 and led praise and worship for his fellow servicemen.  Griffin later returned to his home church at Mt. Pleasant Baptist, serving on the worship team.  He joined First Baptist in 2017.


    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.