First Baptist Staff

Pastor Tony Gualtieri

Tony Gualtieri

Lead Pastor

Pastor Tony joined First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville in February of 2018. Prior to accepting the call to be the Lead Pastor at FBC, Tony served in full time student ministry for over 13 years at Baptist churches in both Ohio and Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and his master’s degree from Wesley Seminary which is part of Indiana Wesleyan University.

Pastor Tony is passionate about the Gospel and he loves finding ways of showing the lost how Jesus can be a real – relevant – and relational part of their lives.

Tony is married to Kelli, who is a licensed educator. They have two daughters, Olivia & Claire, as well as a their little dog Charlie. Pastor and his family enjoy meeting new people, hanging out together, cooking, and listening to all types of music.

Tony has shared that "my goal for FBC Jeff is to lead them into a new season of ministry where we take seriously Jesus’ command to minister to our ‘Jerusalem’ which is the 47130 zip code. My desire is to see lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we seek to meet people where they are and lead them to the cross."

KAtie Jordan Rajchel

Katie Rajchel

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Youth Director


Katie began attending First Baptist Church of Jeffersonville with her parents when she was 9 months old. In 1997 she accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and was baptized into the church by Jerry Smart. During her adolescents she grew in her walk by attending church camp, FCA camp, Sunday School, Wednesday night youth group and Chrysalis.

After Katie graduated from the University of Louisville and married Jordan they followed God’s calling and started working with the youth group at FBC. Jason, Jordan & Katie work together to create a welcoming atmosphere for 6th–12th grade students to learn, share and grow in their walk with Jesus Christ. Our goal is to share God’s love and plant seeds for our youth to take with them wherever their walk leads them.

Katie and Jordan enjoy boating and spending time with their little boy, Landry. Jordan works in the IT department at Samtec in New Albany and Katie works in the accounting department at the Kentucky Bankers Association in Louisville. They are excited to see where God leads them in the future.

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Annie Smith

Annie Smith

Church Secretary

Annie has worked with First Baptist Church for 21 years (or since 1995). She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana University Southeast.

Annie and her husband, George, live and run a small farm in Otisco, IN. They have been married since 1969 and have one daughter, Cora married to Mike, and a son, Carl.

Ashley Fortson Childrens Director

Ashley Fortson

Children’s Director

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Besides being Children’s Director at First Baptist, Ashley is a teacher in the Greater Clark County School System, an avid runner, mother of Brianne, and loving wife to Brandon. Many of you know or recognize Ashley from her assistance with Vacation Bible School and 5th Quarter over the years! Ashley is very excited to work with God's children at FBC of Jeff!

 

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Kyle Reagan Minister of Music

Kyle Reagan

Minister of Music

Kyle grew up at First Baptist and feels incredibly blessed to serve as Minister of Music. He lives in Jeffersonville with his wife, Shelly, and their children, Jude and Lena. Come join the choir and sing to our Lord with us!

 

Marilyn Meyers Worship Director

Marilyn Meyers

Praise Band Director

"From rock to blues to gospel" is the path that Marilyn Meyer took with her love and gift of music. Originally from Mortons Gap Kentucky, Marilyn has been singing her entire life. Her musical roots were influenced by her mothers musical gift of singing. She started young, singing in her home church of First Baptist in Mortons Gap,as well as traveling in various bands across the country. First Baptist in Jeffersonville became Marilyn’s home church upon moving to Indiana in the late 1970’s. Lauren and Allison, her daughters, also have attended First Baptist their whole lives.

Although knowing God over the years, a life changing event brought Marilyn to her knees in total surrender to the Lord. This , overtime led her to use her musical gifts for God. She often says how blessed she feels by God to be using her life’s passion of music to share her passion and love of God with others. It has been such a blessing to share His music in Christian jail ministry, street ministry and benefits to help others. Marilyn’s heart is to serve where ever the Lords leads.

Marilyn and her husband Charlie feel very blessed to share their love of Christ together. She says "Jesus Rocks My Soul"!

One scripture that has touched her life is: Psalm 96:1-2 Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord , bless His name, proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day! Psalm 96:1-2 Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

 

Jason May Assitant Youth Director

Jason May

Assistant Youth Director

Jason started attending FBC of Jeff almost 30 years ago. He grew up in the church and remembers his time in the youth group "It was an experience that sowed seeds of faith into my life and helped lead me to Christ". Although attending church, it wasn’t until the age of 21 when Jason submitted his life to our Lord. Since then he has been an active member of the body of Christ. He is not only involved with our youth, he is also a member of our Pulpit Committee, CE Board, Trustee and teaches Sunday School. He is married to his wife Melanie and has two kids, Ali and Nick. He enjoys spending time with his family and seeing other people develop a real, genuine relationship with Christ.