Pastor Jim Evans and his wife Melony recently left Litchfield, Mich. and arrived in West Lafayette where Pastor Evans assumed the responsibility of the First Baptist Church. He has experience as a Camp, Conference and Family Seminar Speaker, Trustee of Scioto Hills Baptist Camp, Missionary Appointee to Australia under ABWE and has been a Pastor for several years.

He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo. and has a Bachelor's Degree of Religious Education from Calvary Christian College in South Bend, Ind.

Pastor Jim has professional training in Cross-Cultural Ministry, Church Planting, Ministry to a Post-Modern World and Self Study Program in Greek.

The Pastor and Melony have 11 children ranging in age from 17 to 39 years.

Melony is very gifted with a beautiful voice and an accomplished pianist. One daughter currently is on a mission trip in the Phillippines.

The public is invited to enjoy an Open House on Jan. 21 from 3-5 p.m. in the Life Center of the First Baptist Church at 688 E. Main St., W. Lafayette. For more information please contact Earl Mansfield at 740-545-7723.