The pastor and elder of First Baptist Church Paoli is Stephen Tate. Stephen and wife, Leigh (Vessels), are both graduates of Paoli High School. They are parents to David and William and currently reside in Orange County. Contact Pastor Stephen at Stephen@firstbaptistchurchpaoli.org.

We have three deacons – Rob Chaney, Tyler Matthew, and Larry Neal. These three men are humbly willing to serve our church and our community in proclaiming the Gospel.

Our Director of Children’s Discipline is Amanda Hall. Amanda is married to John, and they have 9 children – Michael, Ellie, Peyton, Ava, Audrey, MacQuire, Moise, Anaya, and Elias. Amanda has lots of hands on experience with children to say the least as 3 of her children are adopted, one as far away as the Congo.

At FBCP she seeks to combine classic gospel bible teaching that encourages spiritual discipline and formation in hope that it will shape their hearts and daily lives early, defining their identity in Christ, and ultimately impacting them for all eternity.

Amanda also works at Throop Elementary as a teacher’s aid, so your children are sure to know “Mrs. Amanda!” John is a Paoli alumnus, and both are Purdue graduates.