Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Joe Ferreira

Senior Pastor

Pastor Joe Ferreira and his wfie Darcie moved to Connersville in October of 2017, after accepting the call to serve at Baptist Temple. It was a long way from Tampa Florida, where they served their last church for over 20 years. Joe and Darcie have been married for 27 years and have two sons, Jason and Justin.

Pastor Joe’s hobbies include hunting and working on their home.  He and Darcie also enjoy going to flea markets, buying old things and refurbishing them. Syfy movies also make the list of things they both enjoy.

Pastor Joe is a gifted speaker and teacher who God uses in a great way to help our Baptist Temple family grow in our understanding of God’s Word.

Nick Burke

Nick Burke

Worship Pastor

Steve Kirkwood

Steve Kirkwood

Youth Pastor

Alicia Burke

Alicia Burke

Children's Director

George Nester

George Nester

Facilities Director

Gwen Beckner

Gwen Beckner

Financial Secretary

Janet Martin

Janet Martin

Church Secretary

Kara DeBoard

Kara DeBoard

Janitorial Staff

Sharon Tackaberry

Sharon Tackaberry

Janitorial Staff