Meet The Staff

Brett Castle

Brett Castle

Pastor

Pastor Brett gave his life to the Lord as a teenager, and primarily worked in his family’s business until entering a private Christian counseling ministry. Sensing God’s call into pastoring, he accepted the position of Family Life pastor at Maize Road Baptist in 2002, and was called to be the senior pastor in 2007. His credentials include a BS in Finance from Franklin University, MBA in Business Management from Ashland University, MA in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, and is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC) in the state of Ohio. Brett’s heart is to see the community reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Jan have 3 sons (Ryan, Adam and Aryn) and 2 granddaughters (Arianna and Emma Grace).

Bob Bates

Bob Bates

Music Director

Bob came to Maize Road Baptist in 1976. He attended The Ohio State University as a music education major, and works for the State of Ohio. He directs our worship music, adult choir, and our instrumentalists. Bob also works with Jean Tanner who directs our preschool and children’s choir.

Shawn Hensley

Shawn Hensley

Associate Pastor

Pastor Shawn has been on staff since 2004. He attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Ohio Christian University. He and his wife Megan have a daughter, Amelia. Pastor Shawn’s ministry focuses on youth and young adult ministries, and he enjoys helping them learn to make their faith their own and to grow in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Lorrie Landrum

Administrative Assistant

Lorrie joined the Maize Road Baptist staff in 2007. She is a member of one of our sister churches in Whitehall, Ohio, where her husband Randy pastors. Lorrie feels blessed to serve here at Maize Road and enjoys her work. Lorrie and Randy have a son, Frankie.