Ben Wetherington

Senior Pastor

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Pastor Ben has a passion for spreading God’s Word. He has served First Baptist Shelburn as Senior Pastor since 2013. Ben holds the Master of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary. Ben grew up in Southern Illinois. He spent 12 years serving in Full-Time youth ministry before he and his family came to First Baptist. Ben and his wife Jennifer have two children, Levi & Lily.

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. – Acts 20:24


Chuck Thompson


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Chuck has served as an Elder since January of 2016. Chuck’s passions include Men’s Ministry and Prayer. Chuck is a Sullivan County native. He and his wife Lisa have two children, Brad & Morgan.

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. – Psalm 27:13-14

Brad Lutes


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Brad has served as an Elder since February of 2018. Brad’s passions include Worship Ministry and Missions. Brad and his wife Amy have three children, Olivia, Liam and Finley.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.   – Proverbs 3:5-7