Pastor Kirk WelchPastor Kirk
, his wife Corrie, and their family moved to Westfield in December 2004 from Southern California. Kirk was born in Detroit, Michigan and also lived in Oklahoma and North Carolina. He and his four brothers grew up as pastor’s kids. After high school, Kirk attended The Master’s College in Southern California where he received a B.A. in Biblical Exposition in 1994. During college he played basketball, was part of a small music ensemble that traveled extensively singing in churches all over the world, and most importantly, met Corrie. After graduating from college, he served as the youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Auburn, California from 1994-1999. He and Corrie were married in April 1996. Shortly after Jonah was born in 1999, they moved back to Southern California for ministry and seminary. Kirk served as the associate pastor at Grace Community Church in Lake Forest, California from 1999-2004. He also attended Talbot School of Theology where he received a Master of Divinity in 2003. During their time in Orange County, God blessed Kirk and Corrie with two more sons, Caleb and Benjamin. While in Indiana, God has given them 2 more sons: Josiah, in April of 2007, and Titus in January of 2011. Kirk’s passion is to teach and preach the Word of God seeing lives changed by the power of God working through His Word. He enjoys golf, basketball, and The Andy Griffith Show.