PRINCETON, Ind.—First Baptist Church installed its new pastor, Jim Saunders, Sept. 13. Mark Massaro, associate pastor, lead the service. He served as interim pastor beginning in December 2014 when the previous pastor, George Prinzing, became pastor of Tri County Baptist Church, Lady Lake, Florida.
Saunders is the 29th senior pastor of First Baptist Church, which began in 1894. John Greening, GARBC national representative, provided the keynote message: a charge to the church and a charge to the new pastor.
Jim and Kim Saunders are a happily married team of 31 years, committed to loving and serving God together. Jim was born in Hammond, Indiana, into a pastor’s family, where Christianity and ministry were core essentials. He studied the Bible at Faith Baptist Bible College and later earned his MDiv in Pastoral Studies from Northwest Baptist Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. Kim graduated from Faith with a degree in piano performance.