Church Staff

Church Staff

Dave Welsch
Dave WelschSenior Pastor
Pastor Dave and his family joined us in 2018. He and his wife Trisha have 4 children, Reagan (age 9), Grant (age 7), Madison (age 4), and Lincoln (age 2). They are passionate about reaching central Ohio with the gospel and sharing the love of Christ with Heath and the greater Newark area.

Pastor Dave has been in full time ministry for over a decade and has a Bachelors in Pastoral Theology and is currently finishing a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Chad Winder
Chad WinderWorship Pastor
Chad and Natalie are high school sweethearts and were married in 2006. They have four children, Brayden, Marlee, Kai, and Caedmon.

Chad and Natalie came to FBCH in 2012. They enjoy games, hockey, and spending time with family. Chad and Natalie have traveled with Children of the World, a choir sent out by WorldHelp that is made up of kids from around the world. Chad has been in full time ministry now for 10 years.

Chad received a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University and is currently attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a M.A. in Worship Leadership.

Chad and his family live in Newark, OH.


Rob Hare
Rob HareAssociate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions
Rob and Marci met while studying together in seminary and have been married since 2008. They have two sons, Joel and Jonah, and a daughter, Lia-Joan.

Rob joined the staff of First Baptist Heath in spring of 2013 and is passionate about making disciples of all ages and all nations, for God’s glory, starting here in Heath, Ohio. Beyond spending time with family, Rob enjoys college football, baseball, traveling, and many cups of coffee.

Rob is graduate of the University of West Florida and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Master’s of Divinity in People Group Strategies.

Rob and his family live in Newark, OH.


Scott Parry
Scott ParryAdministration & Small Groups Ministry Leader
Scott and Heather have been married since 1993. They have a daughter Morgan and a son Isaac. Scott came to First Baptist Heath in 2009. He enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors. Scott received his degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University.

Scott and his family live in Heath, OH.


Ben Schwieterman
Ben SchwietermanAssociate Pastor of Youth and Evangelism
Ben and Abby were married in 2015. Prior to meeting one another, they grew up on farms in Ohio.

Ben and Abby came to FBCH in the beginning of 2016 and have a heart to share the Gospel, as well as to minister to the church family. Ben and Abby enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, and exercising.

Ben has a bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, multiple years of ministry experience, and has served in missions both nationally and internationally.

The Schwietermans live in Newark, Ohio


Cindy Bailey
Cindy BaileyChildren's Ministry Director
Chip and Cindy have been married since 1991. They have three sons, Conner, Caleb and Curtis. Cindy came to FBCH in 2016. She enjoys spending time with her family, long walks and watching her kids play sports.

Cindy has a BA in Music Ed. along with 16 years experience in daycare and serving in the children’s and youth department.

The Baileys live in Heath, Ohio