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We would love to see you on a Sunday morning, our service is at 10:30am and we offer a variety of Sunday School classes, that we call Growth Groups, at 9:00am. Our sermons are Bible based and we offer a blend of traditional and contemporary worship. We consider the opportunity to study God's Word together as a wonderful blessing and you are always welcome to ask questions, request prayer, or reach out with concerns.

Senior Pastor Job Position:

We are praying for a Pastor who will help us grow in unity and grace for the body of Christ. First Baptist Church of Crawfordsville, IN is an independent bible-based church, located at 1905 Lebanon Rd, Crawfordsville, IN.  Our Mission is to “Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known.” 

Meet  Our Staff


Brian Hudson

Interim Senior Pastor

Brian Hudson is a pastor, business owner, and founder of The Clapham Circle, a consulting group partnering with churches, schools, and non-profit organizations, enhancing organizational visibility, influence and impact. He serves as a senior fellow at The Sagamore Institute. For thirty years Brian has served in various leadership roles in education, corporate business, and non-profit groups. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Taylor University Ft. Wayne, a Master of Arts degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Masters in Education from Columbia International University.  Over the years Brian has served as a conference speaker, pastor, and adjunct professor, including eight years teaching and mentoring at Apprentice University. Brian’s has expertise in strategic planning, leadership recruitment and development, public speaking, fundraising, board governance, Biblical permeation, and development of vibrant Christian cultures. 


Marcie Sands

Administrative Assistant

Marcie has been the Admin Assistant at FBC for 2.5 years. She and her husband, John, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this year. They have 3 lovely daughters and 2 amazing grandchildren. She loves to read, crochet, and spend time with her grandchildren. Marcie has been involved in ministry at FBC for 43 years, starting out in the New Life Singers when 16 years old. It was at FBC that she dedicated her life to Christ and has made long-lasting friendships, served the Lord in many areas of ministry, helped to plan and was a team member of several mission trips. 


Linda Wilson

Director of Music

Linda Wilson has been Music Director at FBC since April 2009, retiring in July 2023 but returning to the position in February 2024. She has been a musician and singer most of her life, beginning piano lessons at age 4. Linda met her husband David, who played bass guitar, during high school. They were part of a rock band in the Crawfordsville music scene in the 1970’s but gave that up in the 1980’s to focus their music on serving the Lord at FBC. David was Linda’s ministry partner until his passing in 2022. As Music Director, Linda is excited to use her gifts to serve God in various musical settings. She loves to lead the congregation each week in worship, and shepherd new
Worship/Tech Team members as they desire to use their gifts in serving God. When Linda is not working on music, she has 2 children and 7 grandchildren which keep her very busy!


FBC History:

From 1838-2023 we have been located in Crawfordsville Indiana for 185 years! We have been in at least 3 buildings including the one we are currently in and we have has 39 Senior Pastors including 2 Interim Pastor.

Our Mission

First Baptist Church exists to know Jesus and make Him known. 

"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"

Matthew 28:18-20

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