Pastor Phil Byars

For the past 15 years Pastor Phil and his wife, Robin, have been a part of First Baptist Church. He was initially hired as the Worship Pastor in 1995 then the Senior Associate Pastor, he is now serving as Lead Pastor. Phil has a BA in Pastoral Ministries from Denver Baptist Bible College and also carries a certification from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Additionally, Phil has served as Worship Pastor and Pastor of Discipleship in the following churches: Calvary Baptist (Muskegon, MI), where he was ordained, Heather Hills Baptist (Indianapolis) and Rock Point Church (Crawfordsville).


Phil and Robin have been married for 30 years and have three children. Amber, the couple's oldest, is married to Gavin Wilkinson. They have given them three grandchildren, Audrey, Reagan and Rowen. Their middle child, James, is married to Angela and father to another grandson, Hudson. Their youngest daughter, Amanda, and her husband, Davey Blackburn, are planting a church in Indianapolis. They recently had their first child, Weston.


If you were to ask Pastor Phil what he loves most about FBC, he would say, "My favorite thing about FBC, besides the drive into the campus, is the relentless pursuit of, and total reliance upon the truth of God's Word."


Watch Pastor Phil's Vision Message