Our Pastors and Elders

Our pastors and elders recognize the authority of God, and realize that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 
Brett CrumpBrett Crump | Senior Pastor
I came to know Christ in 1993 and sensed a call to pastoral ministry right way. Nine years later I had the joy of beginning to serve NPBC. It continues to be a joy as I get to serve with other beloved friends and witness the Lord do great things in the lives of people.
 
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Brett has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at New Palestine Bible Church since September of 2002. He and his wife, Joanna, have two children, Jordan and Emily. Brett graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Management and Environmental Science and also received his Master’s Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Brett used his undergrad degree in the field for several years before receiving his call to ministry. Since that time he has served faithfully as the Senior Pastor and all the areas of service that this entails at NPBC. In 2012, Brett received a sabbatical grant that he used to travel with his family to Europe and visit many historic Christian Reformation sites and then to Israel which continues to enhance his teaching.
 
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Rex Smith | Associate Pastor
Pastor Rex currently serves in a number of areas. He leads our adult Sunday School class as well as our youth group. Rex’s passion is to teach and defend the Scriptures. He graduated from Purdue with a BS in Civil Engineering and worked as an engineer for about fifteen years. He received his Master’s Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Rex has taught on biblical apologetics and cults for all ages since 2001. He has served as the Associate Pastor at New Palestine Bible Church since 2009.
 
Daron Day | Associate Pastor
Daron grew up in the towns of Thorntown and Brownsburg, Indiana. As a 10 year-old boy, Daron received the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ! Later, as a senior in High School he was called to dedicate his life to ministry service. He has since earned both a Bachelors degree in Pre-seminary Bible (2006) and a Master of Divinity degree (2012). He loves his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the people of New Pal Bible. He’s thankful to the Lord for his wife Ashley and their son Liam (born 2010) and daughter Lily (born 2012)

Marcus Schrader | Elder

Marcus was raised in a Christian home with a father who was an Old Testament and Hebrew Professor. Marcus’ parents greatly impacted his life for good and for that he is very thankful. He has been married to Jennifer since 1997 and has five children. He has a Master of Divinity Degree and currently ministers at Crossroads Bible College as Dean of Administration. He enjoys reading, hiking, sports, spending time with family, politics, traveling and history.
 
Tom Templeton | Elder
Tom is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Management and Organizations and is employed by Stanley Black and Decker.  Tom has been married to Tammy since 1988.  They are blessed with two adult children.  Tom is currently serving on the Building Committee and in the area of church finances as the church prepares to move forward and build on the Mount Comfort property.  He enjoys traveling and spending family time.    
 
Maurice Stonecypher | Elder
Maurice Stonecypher is an Ordained Gospel Minister, endorsed by the North America Mission Board/Southern Baptist Convention, and serves as Chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains USA since 2009, IU Health Hospitals since 2012, and Indianapolis VA hospital since 2014. He is veteran, serving in the US Navy for 26 years. God opened doors for Maurice to receive a Master of Divinity – Chaplaincy degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary May of 2013. Even though his life path experienced many a trials, challenges and even failures, God has prepared Maurice to connect with people in need. God blesses Maurice, so in like manner; he offers a word of encouragement, prayer, and hope to all people in the highways and byways. He is married to Debra Donna Stonecypher and has six children – Matthew, Meredith, Leah, Elizabeth, Esther, and Caleb.