Meet our staff


  • REV. Bernie Jackson

    Senior Pastor

    Email: bjackson@thfbc.org

    Bernie Jackson has been our senior pastor since June 2000. He came to First Baptist from a position as Associate Executive Minister for the Indianapolis Region of American Baptist Churches, USA. During the years 1981-86 he served our congregation as an Associate Pastor. Bernie is a life-long American Baptist and his father is a retired ABC pastor. He is a graduate of Judson College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Barbara have three children, Brandon, Brittany and Brianna. 

  • REV. john campbell

    Associate pastor of youth and adult Discipleship

    email: jcampbell@thfbc.org

    John Campbell has served as our Youth Minister since August of 2007 and as our Associate Pastor of Youth and Discipleship since 2013. He is a graduate of Purdue University and completed his Masters of Divinity through the Wesleyan Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He and his wife Becca have two sons, Gavin and Judson. 

  • Jill kirchoff

    Children's minister

    email: jkirchoff@thfbc.org

    Jill Kirchoff has served as our Children's Minister since 2007, but is a long time member of the First Baptist family. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Purdue University. Jill and her husband Marc have two children, Jonathan and Jessie. 

  • gina dorsett

    preschool director

    email: gdorsett@thfbc.org

    Gina Dorsett has served as our Preschool Director since 2010. Gina and her husband Brian have three children, Brandon, Abby, and Brittany.