Pastor, Deacons, Leaders, Office

Doug Kilchenman

Founding Pastor

Doug Kilchenman was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio and grew up in the area, graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1988.  He has been married to his beloved wife Melanie for 26 years who  first invited him to a Bible preaching church in 1994 where he heard the gospel that would later save his soul.  Doug and Melanie have four children and two grandchildren.

On Sunday, January 7, 1996 when he was 25 years old, Doug repented of his rebellion against God, believed the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and was born again.  On Tuesday, January 9th (two days later), he began 1 on 1 personal Discipleship.  Shortly thereafter he was baptized by immersion and joined the church.

After graduating from the University of Akron with an accounting degree in 1992, Doug worked in the financial services and retirement industry for over 20 years.  He participated in the planting of the First Baptist Chuch in Jackson Township in 2000 where he  completed a four year curriculum at the Jackson Bible Institute and School of Ministry which included in-depth theological and biblical training as well as a variety of practical, detailed ministerial instructions from experienced pastors and Bible teachers.  After receiving the call from God, he withdrew from his position as Managing Director at Charles Schwab in 2013 to enter into full-time vocational ministry.  He was licensed to preach the gospel and teach the Bible on June 2, 2013. He was officially ordained a Baptist minister of the Gospel on August 25th, 2013 during a public service at the First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Before becoming a pastor, Doug served faithfully in his local church at New Philadelphia and then Jackson Township.  He was a junior high school ministry leader and teacher, a director of the singles ministry, and taught numerous adult elective classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights for many years. He has led various ministries and written a variety of Bible study curriculum and courses in use today in likeminded churches.

Doug has participated in 11 overseas mission trips (lasting from one to two weeks at a time) and has personally trained and led missions teams in the U.S. and abroad.
Doug is a preacher, Bible teacher, and biblical counselor.  He preaches at camp meetings and at churches in the U.S and abroad.  Doug is the founding Pastor of the Bible Baptist Church.

Harry Huggins


Harry and his wife Tracey have been members of the Bible Baptist Church since we began.  They are faithful servants of our Lord and love to lead church fellowships and teach the children in our children's ministry and junior church.  

Nate Wilson

Deacon and Bible Teacher

Nate and his wife Meghan were founding members of the Bible Baptist Church.  Nate and Meghan have two young boys and are faithful servants who help with the youth and children's ministries.  Nate is a graduate of our Bible Institute and teaches all ages. 

Luke Kilchenman

A/V Technology Lead and Bible Teacher

Luke and his wife Breeze are faithful members of the Bible Baptist Church and servants in many areas.  Luke is a graduate of our Bible Institute and is the host of our Rock Salt Radio ministry.  He is also the passionate leader of our Vacation Bible School ministry and loves to teach the Bible to all ages.  

Donna Warner

Nursery & Toddlers  Ministry Leader

Donna and her husband Dave have been faithful members of the Bible Baptist Church since we began.  We are blessed to have her leading the ministry over the little ones that Jesus Christ loves so much!  She is so passionate about teaching the Bible to the children and showing them God's love.  Dave will most likely be the first you see when you visit as he is our longest serving greeter!

Chrystel Korns

Office Assistant

Chrystel Korns is a faithful member of the Bible Baptist Church.   We are blessed to have her help in support of our pastor and church administration details.  She is a retired librarian after spending many years in the New Philadelphia School system.