Our current Shepherds are Art Adams, Pete Baumgartle, Kevin Cornwell, Kyle Nutt, and Gary Perkins.
Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
-Acts 20:28 (NIV)
Lead Pastor - Pete Baumgartle
Lanesville Christian Church is the second church plant Pete has had the privilege of being a part of. In 1996, he took over the responsibilities of preaching minister of a small church that met in the Best Western Hotel in Corydon, leading them from 100 people to over 350 people, and through two building programs. In 2003, Pete was asked to do it again... starting with five families meeting in a Lanesville park. When asked about the best part of ministry, Pete says,
“Seeing what God is going to do next!”
Pete is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University. He and his wife, Stephanie are natives of New Albany, Indiana. They have six children and two grandchild. Pete served six years in the U.S. Navy and has been in fulltime ministry since 1993, serving as Youth Minister, Worship Minister and Lead Pastor. He has been on staff at Eastside Christian in Clarksville, Indiana, Miamitown Church of Christ in Ohio, and First Capital Christian Church in Corydon, Indiana.
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. -Colossians 3:23 (NLT)
Team Ministry Director
Our Servant Leaders provide logistical and material support so that the Shepherds can focus on the spiritual and practical leadership of our church.
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. -1 Peter 4:10-11 (NLT)