David Baynes is serving as interim pastor here at Beth–El. During his life of ministry David has served as a pastor in Livonia, Michigan and Naperville, Illinois, before leading a campus ministry at the University of Pittsburgh and later working for the Christian & Missionary Alliance denomination. David is a graduate of Lincoln Christian College, Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He has completed two previous intentional interim pastorates, one in Nebraska City, Nebraska and the other in Bluffton, Indiana. David met Chris while in college and proposed to her a few months later. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. Their “permanent home” is now in Terre Haute, Indiana, where they will eventually retire.