Matt Wolfe

Senior Pastor

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Matt graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary with a Master's of Ministry degree.  He has served in pastoral ministry for more than 15 years.


He and his wife are blessed with 7 children, ranging in age from young adult to early elementary.  They are so happy to be able to raise their family in Westfield with a church family that loves the Lord and each other.


Pastor Matt was blessed to grow up in a loving Christian home where he was consistently pointed to Christ by his parents.   The sovereign Lord opened his eyes for the need for salvation at an early age, graciously and powerfully granting new life in Christ.  During his teen years, Matt felt a strong sense of calling from the Lord for local church ministry.  By God's grace, he's been pursing it ever since.  Pastor Matt is passionate about Men's ministry, whether it be in small groups, retreats, or one-on-one discipleship.


His favorite verse can be found in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." 


Matt enjoys woodworking and home renovations in his spare time.  He doesn't have a favorite sports team, but he does enjoy the pizza and wings on game day.

Chad Heim

Associate Pastor

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Pastor Chad leads our "iMPACT" program for our teens, as well as our praise band.  He has more than 20 years of experience working with teens. 


Chad and his family joined the ministry of First Baptist Church in 2005.  They have 5 children, whom Jenna home-schools.  It is their deepest hope and passion to raise their children according to God's Word and to send them off to follow Christ themselves. 


Pastor Chad had the distinct blessing of being raised by Christian parents.  From the earliest age, they spoke to him and his brothers about Jesus and salvation.  His mother led him to Christ at the tender young age of five.  His parents have always challenged him to grow daily in Christ and to spend his life serving His kingdom.  Each day Chad tries to stay focused on Christ, His Word, and His leading in life, using his life verse as inspiration, "For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.  For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."


Pastor Chad graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Religion and Philosophy.  He is an avid Buffalo Bills fan, loves pizza, burgers and ice cream.

Kim Buss

Secretary


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Kim serves as our church secretary.  She attended Jamestown Community College and where she earned a degree in Business Administration.   She and her husband Tim have 3 adult children.  Kim is passionate about children and youth ministry.   Tim and Kim are also passionate about their  furry "kids", Jethro and Winston.


Kim came to know the Lord at a young age, having attended church her whole life.  It was in her early adult years, after ignoring God and living the way she wanted, God got ahold her heart once more and she has faithfully served him since. 


Her life verse is  Psalm 11:24," This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."  "Each day is a beautiful gift to me.  When I think of how my life may have turned out, I can only give the credit to God."


Kim serves as the leader for Kids' Club!, our winter children's program,  coordinates the annual summer outreach Block Party, works with the iMPACT program on a limited basis, and volunteers at Bethany Camp in the summer.


Kim loves to sew, garden (or try to) and spend time with her family. 



TOM SPARLING

chURCH CARETAKER

Tom serves as our church caretaker.  Tom can often be found at the church at 6:00 am doing mundane tasks, but he does it because he gets to "fix and maintain God's house."  Tom says, "it really doesn't get any better than that." 


Tom came to know the Lord at age 25, mostly due to the positive Christian influence of his wife Eileen and her family. He was baptized in Findley Lake and has enjoyed serving the Lord ever since.


When not riding his bike around Westfield, you may find Tom and Eileen enjoying a game of tennis or pickleball, followed by a hearty meal of fried chicken. 


His life verse can be found in Philippians 2:4, "Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."  And his favorite quote is "When given in the right heart, your giving will never outgive God, even if you never receive anything in this life."

Lindsey Kaufman

Custodian

Lindsey serves as our church custodian.   She truly enjoys being at the church as much as possible, whether it be cleaning, working with our youth group, or singing with our Praise Band each Sunday. 


Lindsey came to know the Lord in high school.  Her lifelong verse is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."  Lindsey has been through many struggles in her life and "praises God for always being her rock."


She and her husband John enjoy living in Westfield with their two children.  Lindsey is a huge Lion King fan (she even worked at Walt Disney World for a while) and her favorite quote is, "Hakuna Matata.". 


When not taking pictures of her adorable children, Lindsey enjoys listening to Third Day, Mercy Me, Chris Tomlin and David Crowder.