1110 West Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Come serve with us as we introduce our neighbors to Christ.
​Worship Every Sunday at 11am​​
Our Staff

Dr. Scott Murphy

Dr. Scott Murphy grew up in Roswell, Georgia; a northern suburb of Atlanta. During Scott’s formative years, he excelled in football. He was an exceptional Quarterback in HS and earned a scholarship at Georgia Military College. Scott’s career plans were to be HS Football Coach in Georgia, but God had other plans. After a severe
car accident, Scott experienced a call to ministry.

Dr. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Louisiana Baptist University; a Master of Sacred Literature in Practical Ministry & Counseling from Louisville Bible College; a Master of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary; a Certificate in Theology & Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary at Princeton University; he started his doctoral work at Luther Rice University & Seminary and transferred to Columbia Seminary where he eventually earned a Doctor of Ministry with a specialization in Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Murphy was ordained by the American Baptist Churches, USA.

Dr. Murphy’s hobbies/interests include watching college football, going to college football games, reading about college football, talking about college football, coaching youth football, working in the yard and spending as much time with his children as possible. Dr. Murphy is also very community/civic minded, he is a member of the Ypsilanti Kiwanis Club and serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels.

David Weatherly
Minister of Worship & Communications Director

David serves as our Minister of Worship and Communications Director at First Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. David has led worship at a high level for over 18 years and has a deep passion to usher in the presence of God through song to minister to God's people.

Early in his music career David played in a successful Christian band and was signed to a multi-year record deal which he thought was his life-long dream. It seemed God had other plans as David became weary of the recording industry and felt God’s calling him to pursue Worship Ministry.

Before going full-time into ministry David was an award winning web designer where he had the privilege to work on many household name clients websites. David brings creative, marketing, social media, website management skills and more to our church.

David's passions are his wife Chantel, family, worship music, sports and of course serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

John Evans
Church Administrator

John began serving in the church in 1998 as office manager and when a new staff position was created a few years later, John filled the role of Church Administrator. Some of the tasks he enjoys doing are ministry support, facility management, business operations and technology resourcing.

He enjoys fellowship with others and is involved in additional ministries at the church. John is part of the A-V team and so when you visit the church, stop in the back of the church where the console is and say hello.

Outside of serving at FBCY, John enjoys competitive volleyball and you can often find him on the court or playing in a grass tournament or sand league.

John has been married since 1997 and has three beautiful daughters.     

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