Pastors & Staff

Brandon baker

Pastor of Connections & Discipleship

Brandon has been on the pastoral staff at Praise Point Church since 2014. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA. (currently Clarks Summit University). Brandon has been in full time ministry for over 20 years and has served as a youth pastor, camp director, worship leader, and discipleship pastor. He is also the founder of an outdoor ministry called Take A Stand Outdoors. www.takeastandoutdoors.com
Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife, four kids and being in the outdoors.


Worship and Family Pastor

Biography of our new staff pastor will be posted when he is hired.

Donnie macaluso

Director of Youth Ministries

 Donny and his wife Tirzah have 4 children, Eliana (8), Moriah (6), Benaiah (4), and Judah (7mo). Donny and Tirzah served in Israel for 9 months where they both earned Master’s Degrees in Israel Studies and spent time ministering to the people of Israel through Baptists for Israel Institute. They’ve spent the last 10 years serving as an Associate Pastor (Youth and Families) at Calvary in Bellefontaine, OH.
Currently, Donny is the Director of Development at Marmon Valley Farm (Christian Camp) and loves to hunt, fish and shoot archery.  Praise Point church welcomed Donny and his family as director of youth ministries in 2023. 

Rachel Baker

Children's Director

Rachel has served as the children's director at Praise Point Church since 2018. Rachel grew up as a "MK" (Missionary Kid) as her parents served as English teachers in China. She is a graduate of Baptist Bible College (currently Clarks Summit University) in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Rachel also teaches PreK at Three Oaks Christian School and works as a Nurses Assistant at Van Wert Hospital.

Laura Hill

Ministry Assistant

Laura Hill is the Ministry Assistant at Praise Point Church.  Laura enjoys serving in various capacities of ministry.  She graduated from college with a Paralegal degree but finds fulfillment serving within the church.  She has been on staff since April 2016 and enjoys serving the people of Praise Point.
Laura and her husband Doug have been married since 2005.  Together they own and operate an electrical business and a farm & livestock operation in Indiana.  When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.