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Steven Claspell

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steven Claspell has been serving in a Pastoral Ministry since May 1995 and in various churches in Indiana. He is a graduate of Asbury Seminary where he obtained a Master of Divinity. He has a Love for The Word of God, and and a desire to do the will of God. He is married to Erin, and as of the 10th of July they will be married 15 years. They have 5 children aged 1 to 13 years old and reside in Newburgh, Indiana.

They are very excited about the ministry of First Baptist Church and what God is doing here at First Baptist.


Julie Lauer

Director of Music

Julie Lauer is a native of Evansville. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and has a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Louisville. In addition to serving as Music Director at First Baptist, she is kindergarten teacher at Caze Elementary School. Julie has served as Children’s Choir Director and church pianist. She sings with the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus, and is a member of the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians and the Choristers Guild.


Ben Smith

Youth Ministry Director

Ben has a passion to see students and young adults encounter Christ. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Media Communications. He works for 104 FM WIKY in Evansville, but loves leading students in Bible study, trips and various activities to have fun and deepen their faith. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, playing drums, video editing and organizing RiverCity Faithfest.