The team

Meet the Pastors

Terry Hinds

Lead Pastor

Pastor Terry and his wife Keri have three children: McKenzie Hinds Persinger, Joel, and Levi. He attended Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA, completing his Bachelor of Biblical Studies in June of 2007. He is the State Youth Director of the Indiana Free Will Baptist Association. He has served as Youth Pastor of True Light Baptist Church from 1997-2009 and Pastor of Liberty Free Will Baptist Church in Wolcottville from 2008-2014. He is excited about being at Emmanuel and God's vision for this church and community.

Jeff Pope

Associate Pastor and Principal

Jeff and his wife Linda have three children: Eric, Craig, and Lindsey. He graduated from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in 1988. After he graduated, he served at Emmanuel in Wabash for 17 years before moving to join another ministry in North Carolina in 2005. He is back with us as Associate Pastor and is looking forward to what God has in store for Emmanuel!

Dylan Persinger

Youth and Worship Pastor

Serving as Youth Pastor, Dylan moved to Wabash and began serving at Emmanuel in May 2015 after graduating from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Theology and Music. Along with his pastoral duties, he teaches Music and Computer classes in the Christian School. He also has the privilege of leading the adult choir. With a passion to preach the whole counsel of God, Dylan and his wife McKenzie are committed to leading E.T.R.U.T.H. (Emmanuel Teens Reaching U Through Him) Youth Group to being dedicated Followers of Jesus Christ and productive members of society by fulfilling the "Great Commission."