• Bob Weeks

    Interim Pastor

    Bob currently serves as a Church Planting Catalyst for the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana (SCBI). Before joining SCBI, Bob served in several churches, including his last stop as Senior Pastor of FBC Mt. Vernon. Bob, along with his wife Cathy, is excited to serve at First Southern during this time of transition.

    To contact Bob, please feel free to email him at:

  • Tyler Phegley

    Music Director

    Tyler has been a member of First Southern for 9 years and has been a part of the worship team for 8 of those years. He has played guitar since he was in 8th grade and was the worship leader at Baptist collegiate Ministry while in college at Indiana state University, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Education. He and his wife of 12 years, Jessica, have three daughters, Elliana, Lucy, and Adalyn.

    To contact Tyler, please feel free to email him at:

  • Shelley Burchyett

    Children's Director

    Our children's minister is Shelley Burchyett. Shelley came on staff in September 2007. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1996 with a degree in Social Work and has had extensive experience working with children and in children's ministry in Tennessee and Texas. Shelley and husband Greg have two children, Zach and Stephen.

    To contact Shelley, please feel free to email her at:


  • Wanda Bell

    Office Assistant & Kids Hope Director

    Wanda serves as Kids Hope USA Director at First Southern, leading the mentoring program committed to Fuqua Elementary School in Terre Haute. Wanda graduated from Indiana State University with an accounting degree. She and husband Kevin have two girls, Martha and Daisy.

    To contact Wanda, please feel free to email her at:


Greg Burchyett, Deacon Chairman
Tyler Phegley
Craig Swofford