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 was called to ministry at FBCP with a unanimous congregational vote on Jan. 17, 2021. He and his wife Luanne are currently located in Wyoming and are in the process of transitioning to Indiana. They will join us on Sunday, March 14. John has served as the senior pastor at City Park Church in Casper, WY for 15 years. Prior to serving there, John and Luanne served as missionaries in Brazil. They have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

  • 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 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.


    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.