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Our Laborers

Speaking Biblical Truth

Pastor John Powell & Family
Jotham, Ezra, John, Joanna, and Holly

  • John also serves as director of student-athlete development with the Indiana football program.

  • Served as the team’s chaplain in 2019.

  • Worked as the campus pastor for Fellowship Bible Church South Campus in Jackson, Tenn.

  • Director of character development for the University of Mississippi football program for four seasons.

  • Served for 18 years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • Earned a bachelor’s in history from Lambuth University and a master's in theology from Liberty University Baptist Seminary. 

  • Author of Proven Player: The Instruction Manual to Building Character in Sports and Life.

Pastor's Family
Youth Leaders

Engaging the Youth

Jarrell and Katelyn Shanklin have been married nine years and have two kids. Gabby is six and Jace is two.

Originally Tennessee natives, the Shanklin family moved to Bloomington in 2021 after God called them to do Sports Ministry with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They are excited to work with the youth at Stanford Baptist and be a part of what God is doing here at Stanford.

Sharing the Good News

Stanford Baptist Church

  • Financially and prayerfully supports 12 missionaries, both local and around the world.

  • Local sharing reaches a child evangelism club at a local elementary school, missionary housing in Indiana, and other North American opportunities.

  • International sharing reaches Europe, the Middle East, South east Asia, and south Asia.

Christmas Market
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