Elders

P. Chase Sears

Pastor-Teacher (staff) | chase.sears@oakparkbaptist.com

Chase was raised in Bowling Green, KY and came to Oak Park in 2012. He is married to Sarah and has five children: Grace, Hannah, Andrew, Lillian, and Luke. Chase came to trust the Lord Jesus during his first semester of college and was discipled in a local church for the next four years. He has seminary degrees from both The Master's Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chase desires to see Christians built up by the truths of God's Word, so that they may be equipped to encourage others and make Christ known.

Chris West

Pastor of Worship and Young Adults (staff) | chris.west@oakparkbaptist.com

Chris was raised in Oklahoma but lived all over the country while serving in the military. After retiring from the Air Force, he came to Southern Indiana in 2016 to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris has been married to Jennifer since 1994, and they have five children: Brandon, Logan, Madelyn, Allyson and Ryan. Chris trusted Christ at a youth camp in high school and has served in music ministry and various leadership roles ever since. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree in Worship Leadership. Chris has a passion for leading fellow believers in Christ-centered worship and a strong desire to see young people grow in their faith.

Joshua Page

Pastor of Children and Students (staff) | joshua.page@oakparkbaptist.com

Joshua is from the south end of Louisville and has attended Oak Park with his wife Angela since 2013. They have two sons, Ezra and Francis. Joshua committed to following Christ at a young age and served faithfully through his early college years at U of L. He lived in rebellion to God for a few years until several circumstances returned him to God's purposes. Eventually, the Lord led him to exit the business world so he could serve the church full-time in spring 2015. Joshua now uses his organizational skills to support the church. He possesses a heart for reaching the children and families around Oak Park.

Mike Bauslaugh

Lay Pastor | mbauslaugh@hotmail.com

Mike came to Oak Park in 2002 after moving to the area from Iowa with his wife Christine. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law, two grandsons, and two granddaughters. Mike grew up in a Christian family where his parents were both actively involved in the local church. When he was eight years old, he realized that a person does not become a Christian by association, and trusted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior during an evangelistic crusade at his church in Detroit, Michigan. He is excited to be involved in working with adults, teaching God's Word in Discipleship Classes, and leading the Amazing Grays senior adult ministry. Mike is retired from a position in the transportation industry.

Nathan Hunter

Lay Pastor | nathan.hunter@oakparkbaptist.com

Nathan Hunter was born and raised in Michigan. He came to southern Indiana for theological studies. He came to Christ at an early age thanks to the influence of his parents in building a Godly home. Nathan is especially excited to minister in the areas of teaching and discipleship at Oak Park.

Jim McCallister

Lay Pastor | jim.mccalister@oakparkbaptist.com

Jim and his family (wife: Julie; sons: Hayden & Noah) moved to Sellersburg, IN in 2005. Jim is currently employed with State Farm. He and his wife serve as leaders in the Oak Park college and community group ministries. As an elder, Jim desires to equip the church to carry out the great commission.

Gary Yochum

Lay Pastor | gary@seindianabaptist.org

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Gary was born in Oklahoma and was raised in San Antonio, Texas. After spending twenty-one years as a paralegal in the United States Air Force, he entered into full-time gospel ministry in 1997. Before coming to Oak Park, Gary served in churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Indiana. He is currently serving as the Ministry Coordinator of Southeastern Indiana Baptist Association. Gary and Debbie have been married since 1975. They have a son and daughter-in-law, both of whom teach school in Louisville, KY; and they have four grandchildren. Gary has an MA in Bible and Theology from Luther Rice Seminary. His passion is teaching and discipling, especially with younger generations.