The team

Meet the Pastors

Terry Hinds

Lead Pastor

Pastor Terry and his wife Keri have three children: McKenzie (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.

Dylan Persinger

Youth and Worship Pastor

Serving as Youth Pastor and State Youth Director of the Indiana Free Will Baptist Association, 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. He and his wife, McKenzie were married soon after and were blessed with their first child, Winnie, in 2020! In case you were wondering, their puppies are named Gus and Stella. 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 family are committed to leading E.T.R.U.T.H. Youth Group to being dedicated Followers of Jesus Christ and productive members of society by fulfilling the "Great Commission."