Pastor Tim Carter is a native of Adams County, having grown up in Seaman, Ohio. When he was sixteen years old, he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. After graduating North Adams high school, Tim met Sherri Meeker while attending Southern State Community College. Tim began attending church with Sherri at Bible Baptist Church of Hillsboro. During this time, he was baptized and felt the calling of God to do something more with his life. He went on to graduate from the University of Cincinnati and married Sherri in the fall of 1990 and after a year, they moved to Mt. Orab, Ohio and began attending Bible Baptist Church, Mt. Orab. It was there that Tim surrendered his life to preach God’s Word. Tim and Sherri began working with the teenagers as the youth directors and served in this position for three years on a part-time basis and another year full-time. He received extensive practical and spiritual ministry training while on staff there, and eventually felt the calling of God to start a church in Adams County; specifically, West Union. In May of 1998, Bible Baptist Church of West Union was born. Tim and Sherri are the parents of two daughters, Ashley (1991) and Emily (1994). As of April 2, 2011 and May 17, 2014 they have added Josh Brock and Steelley Peters, their son-in-laws to their family.



Josh Brock grew up in Cincinnati and was saved at the age of 7 at a small Baptist church in the city.  He moved to Adams County as a young teenager and shortly after, he began attending Bible Baptist Church of West Union. Josh graduated from North Adams High School in 2010, and married his high school sweetheart, Ashley, in April of 2011. While attending Camp Chautauqua as a counselor with the church in June of 2013, he began to hear the calling of God on his life, to full-time ministry. While going through the police academy in 2013-14, he fully surrendered to God’s call.  He came on staff at Bible Baptist Church as an assistant to the pastor in April of 2014. Josh and his wife Ashley lead our Youth Ministry, and he is currently training under the pastor.  Josh and Ashley are parents to son Brody (2016) and daughter Rooney (2019).


Josiah Poe grew up in Morrow, OH and then moved to Adams County. He was saved at the age of 10 at Winchester Baptist Church.  He began attending and soon joined Bible Baptist Church of West Union with his family, as a young teenager. Josiah graduated from home schooling in 2009.  In August of 2013, Josiah married his sweetheart, Lena. In the spring of 2014, at a men’s conference with the church, Josiah began to really feel God’s calling on his life and surrendered to full-time ministry.  He came on staff in August of 2014 as a part-time assistant to the pastor. Josiah leads our Children’s Ministries and is training under the pastor.  Josiah and Lena are parents to son Noah (2015), daughter Israel (2016) and daughter Zion (2019).



Sherri grew up in a small town in Highland County, OH and gave her heart to Christ as a young child at Sardinia Bible Baptist Church. After graduating from Lynchburg-Clay High School, she met her husband at Southern State Community College. They married in the fall of 1990.  After having their two daughters, they took a position as youth directors at Bible Baptist Church of Mt. Orab.  In May of 1998 Sherri followed God and her husband to help start Bible Baptist Church of West Union.  After several years of working in various secular office positions prior to the church, Sherri has actively worked in the church ministries and office since the beginning of the church.  




As the pastor’s youngest daughter, Emily grew up at Bible Baptist Church of West Union.  She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was a little girl at the age of 8.  After homeschooling through elementary school and junior high, she graduated from Ohio Virtual Academy in 2013.  Emily married her high school sweetheart, Steelley Peters, in May of 2014.  Emily graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2015 with a Business degree.  She has worked as a secretary at the church since 2013. Emily and Steelley are parents to son Beaux (2016) and daughter Oakleigh (2018).
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