Our Pastor, Randall (Randy) Carlisle. was born in the small town of Axis, Alabama. As a child, he grew up just north of Mobile, AL. As a teenager, he attended the Satsuma High School (Satsuma, AL), where he later graduated. After graduation, he enlisted into the United States Air Force serving four years as a fireman, and then 10 more years as a firefighter in the civilian world. Following his years of military service, the Lord was continually working on Pastor Carlisle’s heart, and he was then saved at the age of 22 years old. Shortly thereafter, he began working in the ministry, teaching Sunday school and working with young people! He later surrendered to ministry and God began to open the doors of part and full-time work in the state of Alabama. He currently holds two Bachelor of Theology degrees. Pastor Carlisle was licensed and ordained to preach in 2014 by Victory Baptist Church (Millbrook, AL). Pastor Carlisle has served as youth pastor for 12 years before surrendering to the pastorate here at First Baptist Church in Tipton Indiana, in the fall of 2017. October 1st, 2017, Pastor Carlisle along with his family accepted the call to be the next pastor at First Baptist Church from his hometown of Saraland Alabama, where he and his family were involved in a dynamic youth ministry at Wilson Avenue Baptist Church!
Along with pastoral duties, Pastor Carlisle is a loyal family man. He and his wife, Misty, have been married since April of 1998. Mrs. Misty, as she prefers to be called, has been by Pastor Carlisle’s side and serves in many capacities to help assist her husband’s ministry. Mrs. Misty helps direct several of the ladies’ ministries within the Church. In August of 1999, the Carlisle’s had their first child, a girl (their little peanut) named Emily, and then in April of 2002, they had their second child, a boy (Joshy Boy) named Joshua, and in December of 2003 their last addition to their family was added, a girl (their Abby Babby) named Abby!
Pastor Carlisle has a sincere zeal coupled with a firm, practical and competence to teach people to honor God joyfully and faithfully. He is excited about what the Lord is doing through the First Baptist Church both here in Tipton Indiana, and across the mission’s program around the Globe.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We hope you will find the answers to your questions concerning our ministry. If not, feel free to contact us and we will get back with you as soon as possible. We also hope to have the opportunity to meet you in person. We would be delighted to have you as our guest at any of our services. I’m sure you will find a friendly, family atmosphere here at First Baptist Church!

A Beacon of Light for Tipton Indiana,

Pastor Carlisle