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Staff at Cumberland First Baptist Church

We are blessed with a dedicated and diverse pastoral staff who enrich and help define the ministries of this congregation. Taking their God-given gifts and passions and putting them into action, they allow ministry to flourish in ways that speak to the hearts and minds of many. Visionary and inspirational leadership, bringing a new kind of church, compassionate care, inclusiveness and community, new ways of thinking and the wisdom of experience. Our clergy bring all this and more to live out the mission of being an open community of Christians gathering to seek, celebrate, live and share the love of God for all creation.

Wyatt Watkins


Photo of T. Wyatt Watkins

T.Wyatt Watkins is a graduate of Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis and holds a degree in violin performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. An author, storyteller, and classical and folk musician, Wyatt brings a broad palette of creative and spiritual expression to the ministry of Sunday morning. Through vehicles ranging from sermon-in-dialogue, to poetry reading and discussion, to “Mostly Music Sundays,” worship is routinely enhanced by the arts.

As a champion of our call to care for the Earth, Wyatt offers leadership at Cumberland, the eastside of Indianapolis, and statewide through Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light to the task of combatting climate change.

As a founder of Cumberland Arts, Inc., Wyatt is its congregational liaison and entertainment chair for its annual arts festival. He is a charter member of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and performs fiddle in two Irish bands.

Wyatt is married to Donna Watkins, a neonatal nurse practitioner and is the proud father of four adult children.

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A word from our pastor

Paulo Castro, Director of Music

Celeste Rose, Organist

Jackie Stevens, Custodian