Our Staff

…”but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” (Acts 6:4)

At Independent Baptist Church, our pastoral staff is dedicated to the study of the Word of God, so that they may equip the members of this church to profess the gospel of Jesus Christ and serve others in our community.

Donn and Lynn Hauser

Donn Hauser is our Senior Pastor. Having joined the staff in 1993, Donn serves primarily through pastoral care, administrative, and teaching ministries. He is an avid outdoorsman, chaplain for the local high school football team, and enjoys riding motorcycles on a beautiful day. He is married to Lynn, and they have two children.

Mike and Lisa Shanks

Mike Shanks is our Pastor of Youth and Music. Since 2005, Mike serves in the areas of 7th-12th grade student ministries, teen missions trips, and our music and creative worship ministries. He enjoys playing piano, kayaking, playing with the kids, and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is married to Lisa, and they have three children.


…”Therefore, brethren seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;”… (Acts 6: 3)

At IBC, our deacons are servants of the church dedicated to helping the members of the church and community through service and prayer.

Greg Godshall
Scott Hauser


Howard Holdren
Greg Kilmer
Scott Shores
Joel Spinney
Mark Ulrich