Rodney Mileski: Lead Pastor
It has been a joy to have been serving these past six years on staff with FBC and specifically as the lead pastor the past two years. As a follower of Jesus who has now been married for just over 22 years and the father of a young adult and two teens, I am amazed at God's continued grace, patience, and love for me. It is a joy to shepherd within the family of FBC and to be a part of an amazing community in Doylestown. God brought me and my wife to an awareness of his love and sacrifice for us a little later in life than most, which gives us a unique experience we believe God wants to use to help others. If you ever want to talk or grab a cup of coffee in town, let me know.
Jaclyn Sheaffer: Worship Leader
A friend invited me to attend First Baptist Church in the summer of 1992 when I was 15 years old. I began participating in the youth group and several months later placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my Savior during one of the worship gatherings. Around that same time, I met Adam, who became my husband in 1999. Together we served in the youth group for more than 10 years, in both volunteer and paid positions. We left First Baptist for several years to explore church planting, but returned in 2013 with our children, Orin & Elsie, and been regularly involved since then.
I have been passionate about music since I was child, and have participated in many roles within the church to facilitate corporate worship opportunities for God’s people. I believe God has creatively inspired men and women throughout history to write music that can unite the church in one voice to offer praise to God. I’m excited and humbled about the opportunity I’ve been given to walk with our church body as we offer worship to God through various forms during our weekly gatherings.
Susan Haladay: Bookkeeper
Susan and her son began attending First Baptist on a regular basis and Susan was baptized in October of 1994, then joined the church in November of 1995. She married Mike Haladay in July of 2000. Between them they have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Susan & Mike live in New Britain and have 1 adopted dog, Sadie, and 1 cat, Mobie, also adopted. Susan has been Bookkeeper at First Baptist since November of 2006.
Adam Sheaffer: Life Group Developer
When I was a confused and chaotic teenager, I got involved with multiple youth organizations and met other teenagers who wanted to follow Jesus, and it was nothing short of irresistible to me. God saved me and promptly brought me into a community, FBC of Doylestown, and I began to get to know my new family. I met my wife Jaclyn in the student ministry here and you can read her bio (see above) to learn about our journey together involving marriage, parenting, FBC and church planting.
I accepted the position as Life Group Developer because I want as many people as possible to have the same experience I did. I was blessed enough to have some friends and neighbors who were consistently showing me what God is like by the way they lived their normal, everyday lives, and when they invited me to stuff the church family was doing, I jumped at the chance. God has made FBC to be a community of people who love God (UP), love others (IN) and share Jesus (OUT) as our everyday life, not just on Sunday mornings! If you're interested in learning more about our various smaller communities we call Life Groups, let me know. I'll gladly drink water or juice while you drink your coffee.