and Diana Abbott
and Gloria Hughes
Pastor Abbott began as the minister of
Brownsburg Baptist Church in March of 1994. He has enjoyed serving in
pastoral ministry since 1977. His ministry is characterized by his
desire to lead people to live biblically. He explains his philosophy of
the ministry from the words of Ephesians 4:11&12, "And he gave some
apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors
and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ."
Pastor Abbott's preaching is evidence of
his experience and preparation. He has received a B.A. degree in
Pastoral Studies from Indiana Baptist College. He was the recipient of
the 1985 Alumnus of the Year Award from his alma mater. His approach to
pastoring a church is expressed in his faithful preaching, visitation
Pastor Mike Abbott is a well grounded
Christian leader who is known as one who “walks his talk” and “practices
what he preaches.” He is both business and people minded, giving him the
ability to deal with the complexities of stewarding church resources,
while maintaining the integrity and godly principles of the church he
leads. He prepares well for any church ministry, through prayer,
research, and wise counsel. He is a visionary, and is able to
communicate that vision to those he leads, allowing them to associate
themselves willingly with the ministry or project at hand. The continued
growth and commitment to God of the people he leads are his ultimate
concern and responsibility.
Gloria Hughes has been the director of the
Kindergarten/Preschool since January of 2000. Her goal is to teach
children, both academically and spiritually, from a truly Biblical
perspective. Her prayer is that the foundation they receive at
BBPS will aide them in having a well rounded life for the future.
Gloria graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible
College (now Heartland Baptist Bible College) in 1988 with a B.A. degree
in Christian Education. She earned her Master’s Degree in
Elementary Education from Heritage Baptist University in 1990. She
was awarded the Alumni Educator of the Year from HBU in 2001. She
has taught in the classroom on all academic levels (preschool-college).
She has been in school administration for over ten years.
Gloria has been married to Charlie Hughes since
1994. They minister together at Brownsburg Baptist Church in a
variety of different ministries.