Meet the staff

John Dunaway

Senior Pastor
Pastor John Dunaway has been the senior pastor at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church since February 26, 1989. He came from Scott County, Indiana where he served the Vienna Baptist Church while attending seminary in Louisville, KY.

Pastor John was impressed by the Lord to go into full-time Christian service in 1981 and entered Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in the fall of 1985. He accepted his call to serve Mt Pleasant in the winter of 1989 and was ordained in June that same year by the American Baptist Churches of Greater Indianapolis. Pastor John and his wife, Ellen, have nine children (four boys and five girls). They are blessed to have a cross-cultural family, blended by birth, race and nationality.  They are the proud grandparents of ten granddaughters and six grandsons. Pastor John’s vision for Mt. Pleasant has always been to lead our church family in a healthy spiritual journey that is pleasing to the Lord.

Allison Sells

Office Administrator
My family and I have been attending Great Oak since 2003, and I have been on staff since October 2007. I love being part of a local church community and am grateful for the opportunity to provide administrative support for the ministry. I'm a fan of medium roast coffee and dark chocolate, Colts football, and spending time with family and friends.

Bethany hollingsworth

Worship Director
Bethany has served as the Worship Director since 2016. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Liberal Arts from Grace College and is working on a bachelor’s degree in ministry leadership. She has a great love for the local church and leading others in discovering life in Christ through worship, small group ministry, and biblical hospitality. She has been married to her husband, Drew, since 2007 and they have five awesome kids.

Rodney Crawford

Director of Youth Ministry
Hi, I’m Rodney!  I was raised in church, but it wasn’t until my teenage years that I truly made my faith my own. I have spent several years working with youth, children, and young adults in a variety of ministry settings. As the Director of Youth, my goal is to create a safe, welcoming, and fun environment where teens can explore their faith, ask tough questions, and build deep relationships with God and each other. I believe that every young person has unique gifts and talents that God wants to use for His kingdom, and I’m passionate about helping them discover and develop those gifts. My hope is that every student who comes through our doors will feel seen, heard, and loved. When I’m not at church, you can usually find me spending time with my wife, playing video games/card games with friends, or at your local disc golf course!

Mariah Crawford

Digital Media Coordinator
Hey there, I’m Mariah! I have spent much of my life in different creative fields such as web design, graphic design, social media management & so much more! I grew up in church as a child but have found my own faith in 2020 here. I am so passionate about my position here & can’t wait to continue assisting in the design aspect of our church!