IBT Pastoral Team
Matt Roller – Executive Pastor/Ministry Maturity Pastor
Matt grew up at IBT and has served as College Age Leader, Youth Counselor, Youth Pastor and most recently, Couples Pastor. Matt is in the process of completing his BA in Biblical Studies from Freedom Seminary in Okeechobee Florida.
Additionally, Matt is the Associate Director of the Hebron Center, part of the Wheeler Mission ministry. The Hebron Center helps men 18 and older become addicted to Christ while helping them break free from their bondage of sin. Matt is a CADAC 1 State Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Matt is also in the process of becoming a NANC Certified Biblical Counselor. Matt is married to Bekah and they have three children, Brett, Brandon and Haley. Matt’s family is his passion.
If want to know more about the Couple Ministry at IBT please contact Matt Roller
Ellery Hunsley – Membership Pastor
Pastor Ellery Hunsley graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1977 from Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. He served 11 years at Beth Haven Baptist Church in Walnut Grove, Missouri, as Youth Director/Associate Pastor.
He joined the staff at Indianapolis Baptist Temple in August, 1985. He served with Dr. Dixon for 11 years as Assistant Pastor, from 1985 – 1996. He has continued to serve with Pastor Greg A. Dixon as Membership & Maturity Pastor from 1996 to the Present. He is director of Senior Saints Ministry and Children’s Camp Ministry since 1986. His ministry also includes hospital and shut-in visitation. Ellery and his wife, Jeannie, have 6 wonderful children; Angie Scott, April, Alisha, Jeremiah, Autumn, and three grandsons.
If Ellery can be of any assistance to you, please contact Ellery Hunsley
Greg Dzula – Discipleship Pastor
Pastor Greg Dzula is currently the Missions Pastor at the Indianapolis Baptist Temple. He has recently come on staff after being the pastor of Crown of Life Baptist Church for eight years in the heart of Indianapolis. Crown of Life Baptist Church was the first church plant in a series of new church plants under the ambitious goals of “Operation Saturation”. The church merged with IBT in January 2010.
Pastor Greg Dzula has been connected with IBT for seventeen years through various ministries and responsibilities. He was a junior high school teacher for eight years in the Indianapolis Baptist Schools and was also an associate pastor and section leader for seven years of those eight years. He was ordained by the Indianapolis Baptist Temple in October 2001.
Pastor Dzula was saved in October 1990 and baptized in August 1992. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering form New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1984 and attended Baptist Temple College from 1992-1993.
Pastor Dzula’s new responsibilities will include elevating the activity of the van and bus ministries at IBT and also invigorating the evangelistic campaign in the Southport and Franklin Township areas of the city. These efforts are designed to broaden our gospel message and expand the church’s impact to reach lost souls. Greg and his wife Kim have three children.
To learn more about the Missions Ministry at IBT, please contact Greg Dzula
Scott Hunsley – Youth Pastor
Scott Hunsley has been in ministry for 9 years. Scott grew up in Indianapolis, IN and has attended Baptist Temple for 30 years. He surrendered to full time ministry while on a Mission trip to Haiti in 2001. He then attended Baptist Bible College where he received his Bachelors degree in Missions and Bible. Scott and his wife Shannon love spending time with their 2 boys Lincoln and Liam.
David Turner – Magnification Pastor
David has been a lifetime member of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple. He graduated from the Christian school through the church in 1999. After high school, he attended the University of Indianapolis and received a bachelor’s in music education. Since his senior year of high school, David has participated in the worship team at IBT in the choir, band, and praise team, and had a short stint as worship leader back in 2008.
Regarding worship, he has the following to say: “My desire in leading worship is not to put on a performance; rather, it is to corporately worship the Lord together, preparing us for the message from the Word. Singing is not the only form of worship, but music has a unique way of preparing hearts.” David is married to Heather and they have three children.
Dr. Greg J. Dixon – Pastor Emeritus
For 41 years Dr. Dixon was pastor of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple.
A graduate of Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO in 1953, Dr. Dixon served as 2nd V.P. of the Baptist Bible Fellowship International and was the National Secretary of the Moral Majority founded by Dr. Jerry Falwell. He was also one of the first preachers in the nation to conduct a T.V. program and later expanded it to all fifty states and world wide cable networks. Dr. Dixon is the Editor of
The Trumpet Newsletter, the voice of The Unregistered Baptist Fellowship,
which he founded along with other like minded pastors. He has also served as National Director of the Biblical Law Center which aides churches in claiming their 1st Amendment rights since 2004. He has been a guest on numerous nation wide TV and radio shows including the Today Show, The Jerry Springer Show and The Sally Jessie Rafael Show. He has been a guest columnist for U.S.A Today on several occasions.
Dr. Dixon has received five honorary doctorates including his alma mater and Bob Jones University of Greenville, S.C. He resigned from the active pastorate of the Baptist Temple in 1996 when his son Rev. Greg A. Dixon continued on as Senior Pastor after serving for many years as Co-Pastor. Dr. Dixon, who is Pastor Emeritus, re-energized, spends his time traveling in the work of the Law Center and writing. His columns may be read regularly at
a popular on-line conservative publication.
He and his wife Wanda divide their time between Indianapolis and Rockledge, Florida. They also have two daughters, both married, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
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