Dr. Randall Townsend was voted for the pastor’s position on our first Sunday in 1988. Before that, he served for 4 years as an associate pastor and then, for over 4 years, as the pastor of Victory Baptist Temple in Huber Heights, Ohio. Pastor Townsend has earned the Bachelor of Religious Education, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Theology, Master of Arts (Theological Studies), Doctor of Theology and Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy) degrees.
John Nelson, MPA
Rev. John Nelson joined the Ministry of Bible Baptist Church in 2010 as the Music Minister. After his completion of Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, OH he was ordained and voted in as Assistant Pastor in 2012. John, who is originally from India moved to the United States in pursuit of Theological Education. Prior to arriving in the United States, John worked in the Media Industry and brings those skill sets to the ministry. John also has a Masters in Public Administration with a minor in Non-profit Management from Arkansas State University. He met his wife Candace Nelson when he started ministering at Bible Baptist Church. John and Candace got married in the year 2012 and serve together in the ministry at Bible Baptist Church. Candace is a Christian Educator and graduated with Highest Honors from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. John and Candace serve in the Children's, Young Adults and Music Ministry. They coordinate the VBS and AWANA programs annually and enjoy serving and ministering to the children and teens of the community.