staff & Team
A native of Wisconsin, Joel grew up in a Pastor's home before attending Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary (B.A., MDiv). Joel became lead pastor in 2019 after serving as assistant pastor on the TRBC staff since the summer of 2011. In 2023, Joel completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in expository preaching through Bob Jones University Seminary. Joel's wife, Sarah, grew up on the mission field of Singapore with her family, the Pat Delaneys. Sarah graduated from Maranatha Baptist University with a B.A. in Piano Pedagogy. Since 2014, the Stevens' have been blessed with four children, Esther, Jade, Levi, and Lauren.
The Woodruffs hail from Raleigh, NC and joined the Thompson Road staff in the summer of 2019. Jeremy was raised in a Pastor's home and was trained at Bob Jones University, where he received a B.A. in Biblical Studies, an M.A. in Pastoral Studies, and a Master of Divinity degree. His wife, Stephanie, also earned a B.S. from Bob Jones University in English Education and an M.A. in Apologetics from Liberty University. Stephanie currently serves as our church secretary.
Dr. ANTHONY SLUTZ
Pastor Anthony Slutz served as senior pastor at Thompson Road Baptist church for 40 years (1979-2019). He and his wife, Ellen, have three children and seven grandchildren. A graduate of Bob Jones University, Pastor Slutz has received post graduate degrees from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from Bob Jones University. A native of Iowa, he married Ellen Beshears in her hometown of North Wilkesboro, NC in 1965. Before moving to Indianapolis, Pastor Slutz pastored the Gideon Baptist Church of Wichita, KS and Liberty Baptist Church of Newton, KS. He serves on several mission boards and is both former president and trustee of the IFBF.