our staff







Tom Blodgett

Before accepting the call to be the Senior Pastor in January of 2021, Tom served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Families since late summer of 2019. Before pursuing full-time ministry, Tom spent time serving in the Marine Corps where he spent nearly eight years as an active-duty Marine. Tom was medically separated from the Marine Corps and was then reminded not so subtly that God had a call on his life to ministry. This was when he recommitted to fully serving Christ through pastoral ministry.

Before all of that occured, Tom was born and raised in southern Wisconsin. He was active in his church from early on and made his commitment to Christ in elementary school, this is also around the time Tom acknowledged his call to ministry. During his teenage years Tom moved to a new area and there he met his wife, Brianne. They were married in early 2004 and have 3 wonderful children. 

Tom believes that the church is a place of healing where people come together to worship the Lord. He holds that every person in the church family is vital to the ministry of Christ’s church, from the oldest person down to the youngest.

A few favorites: Combat sports, metal working, smoked meats, outdoor activities, and of course, family time.

Life verse/passage:  John 3:16-17emphasis on verse 17”

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

If you have any questions or would like to connect with Pastor Tom, feel free to email him at: thomas.blodgett@fbcgc.com


Associate Pastor


Bryan was born and raised in the Metro-Detroit area of Michigan. Bryan made a commitment to Christ as a freshman in high school and has been active serving in the local church ever since. While working for his local police department in the jail and pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Bryan felt God calling him into full time ministry.


Upon completing his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice (2008), Bryan attended Moody Bible Institute where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry and Bible (2012). After Moody, Bryan moved to Independence, MO to serve at a faith based boarding school where he met his wife, Rachel. They were married in 2014 and have 3 young children.


Bryan enjoys working and serving alongside others so that people might see and know Jesus through the way we care for one another and the way we live our lives. John 13:34-35 says, 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”


A few favorites: Family time, visiting state parks, the zoo, working outdoors in the yard, visiting thrift stores / flea markets, relaxing at home.


Life verse/passage: Romans 5:6-8


You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


If you would like to connect with Pastor Bryan, feel free to email him at: bryan.duby@fbcgc.com



Administrative Assistant

Lyn Smith

Lyn was raised on a farm in Putnam County. She attended Indiana Business College where she earned a degree in Secretarial Administration. She received Christ as an adult in 1997, and has had a strong desire to serve Him in ministry ever since. Her work experience includes being blessed to be a stay-at-home mom for many years, eight years at DePauw University in Admissions and Communications, as well as being the former Shelter Director at Beyond Homeless. 

She is married to Roger, and has three grown children, and two grandsons. Lyn’s heart is for the broken and hurting people, but she also finds great joy in serving children. Lyn is passionate about supporting the ministry at First Baptist Church. 

A few favorites: Mexican food, Diet Coke, camping, reading, crafting & Ellie her goldendoodle.

Life verse/passage: Psalm 51:10

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

If you have any questions or would like to connect with our Administrative Assistant Lyn feel free to email her at: lyn.smith@fbcgc.com


Music Director

Carrie Hamilton

Carrie grew up in Iowa where she cultivated her relationship with the Lord at an early age through music at her church. While serving on a mission trip, she met her husband, Scott. They attended Anderson University together. Carrie graduated with a degree in Music Education in 2006, and currently teaches music at Tzouanakis Intermediate School in Greencastle. She and Scott enjoy watching their 3 children chase their dog around the house. Carrie enjoys finding ways to involve as many people as possible in our worship arts ministries and plugging others into places where they can grow in spirituality as well as help the kingdom.

A few favorites: Vanilla Cokes from Dairy Castle, Chips and Queso at Casa, watching her kids play softball, quiet back porch days with an ice-cold lemonade, and talking...to anyone...about anything (no seriously, she's the chatty one). 

Life verse/passage: Psalm 96:1-3

1 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. 3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.


If you have any questions or would like to connect with our Music Director Carrie feel free to email her at: carrie.hamilton@fbcgc.com


Preschool Director

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey grew up just South of Greencastle in Cloverdale, Indiana where her love of teaching young children began.  She later attended Indiana University Bloomington to pursue her passion.  After graduating college, she became a teacher at a private school in Fishers, Indiana.  She began to feel a sense of purpose when she talked with her students about God and Jesus and knew that teaching in a Christian environment was where she was being called.


While living in Fishers, she met her husband Kyle.  They decided that it would be best to raise their two children close to family, so they moved to Greencastle.  Kelsey feels blessed to be a part of the preschool ministry here at First Baptist Church where she can help to guide and teach the youngest members in our community about God and His love for them.


A few favorites:  hiking, boating, gardening, traveling, and cooking


Life verse/passage: John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.”


If you have any questions or would like to enroll your child in First Baptist Preschool, please email Kelsey Brown at:  kelsey.brown@fbcgc.com