Pastor Anthony Mc Peters

Senior Pastor Pastor Anthony and Angela

Pastor Anthony McPeters grew up in the "Buckeye State" in Youngstown, Ohio where he became a Christian at the age of nineteen. After becoming a Christian Pastor McPeters responded to God’s call to ministry and he went to the Cedarville College in Cedarville Ohio which is in southwest Ohio. God put a strong desire in his heart to learn more about God’s Word and, Pastor McPeters quit his job and moved to Cedarville Ohio in pursuit of God’s will for his life. Pastor McPeters believed that if God was calling him into ministry God would also prepare him for that ministry. While at Cedarville College Pastor McPeters excelled academically and he was frequently placed on the Dean list and the Deans honors list.

Pastor McPeters graduated from Cedarville College with a Bachelors Degree with a major in Bible and a minor in Business Administration. In 1988 Pastor McPeters received his ministers’ license from his childhood church, the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Youngstown Ohio. After finishing college Pastor McPeters received scholarship money from Cedarville to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. Pastor McPeters states “time after time I have seen God confirm His call to the ministry” on as the Discipleship coordinator for the City Gospel Mission for one year.

Pastor McPeters was later called to the serve as the Associate Pastor of Ministries at the Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis, Indiana where he served under the dynamic leadership of Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr. Pastor McPeters gave oversight to over 14 ministries, organized major conferences and events, as well as maintaining his normal pastoral responsibilities of teaching, preaching and counseling while serving at this 10,000 member congregation. Pastor McPeters served in this capacity for ten years.

In July of 2010 Pastor McPeters was called to be the Senior Pastor of the Israel Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio where he began serving on September 17, 2010. Pastor McPeters is excited about the new assignment God has given, and he is looking forward to seeing God do great and wonderful things through the Israel Baptist Church.

Pastor McPeters is happily married to the former Ms. Angela Posey of Indianapolis, Indiana, and they presently have no children.

Since Pastor Anthony McPeters has been the Pastor at Israel Baptist Church he has given our church a new passion for the living word, prayer, church growth and being a light upon the hill in our community. Pastor McPeters has a heart for young people and he has initiated the planning of the churches first youth conference in 2012. Pastor also teaches our Young Adult Sunday School Class. Sister Angela McPeters is involved in our church ministry as a Sunday School Teacher and was one of the dynamic speakers for our 2011 Women’s Day weekend program. God has truly blessed the Israel Baptist Church family by sending us Pastor McPeters as the shepherd of our flock.

Pastor Lance Woodley

Youth Pastor Pastor Lance Woodley

Pastor Lance Woodley is a native of Belle Glade, Florida. He is a graduate of the great Bethune-Cookman University, Dallas Theological Seminary and Miami University of Ohio. He is the husband of Sheena C. Woodley. Pastor Lance has worked in ministry since he was nineteen years old as a Minister of Music, Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor. He enjoys reading, speaking, playing/recording music and exhausting all his talents, gifts and skills for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.

Working with Youth and Young Adults has been Pastor Lance’s passion since he was in college. He believes that the youth are the key to the future of society and that it will be the youth who will carry the torch of the Gospel of Christ. Pastor Lance believes that God has called him to work with young believers who struggle in their faith and that God has prepared him to be a godly response to social/economic injustice, emotional and spiritual trauma. His life’s work in Ministry is to preach the Gospel of Christ and to be a practical example of God’s love for the world.

Wanda King

Music Minister

Ms. Wanda King is now the director of the new Gospel Choir recently has accepted a part time role as our Music Minister. We are very thankful for her presence.