Dr. Corey Bane, Senior Pastor
Pastor Bane has had a passion in his heart for the Lord and His work since the day of his salvation as a young boy. Having growing up in a strong Christian home with emphasis on loving, obeying and serving the Lord, he readily surrendered when God called him to preach at the age of 13. Pastor Bane was educated in Christian schools from the first day of kindergarten through graduation from Hyles-Anderson College in 1990. It was during his years at Hyles-Anderson College (a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, pastored by the late Dr. Jack Hyles) that he met his wife, Caryn. They both graduated from college in May of 1990 and then were married the next week on June 1st.
For five years after college graduation, Pastor Bane served as assistant pastor at Victory Baptist Church in Anderson, Indiana. During these brief years, the Lord instilled in our pastor a heart for missions and a love for the souls of the world.
In 1995, the Lord moved Pastor & Mrs. Bane, Carmen (age 2) and Caitlyn (age 2 weeks) to the Grace Baptist Church of Delaware, Ohio. On the first week of his pastorate at Grace, there were 35 in attendance. Under his leadership, many ministries were started, an extensive Missions Ministry and Faith Promise giving program were implemented, three new churches were planted, facilities were expanded, 48 acres of land were purchased on which a 41,000 square-foot new church building was built, 10 families were sent out into full-time ministry, high attendances of over 1,200 were seen, and much more.
After nearly 18 years at Grace Baptist Church, the Lord led Dr. Corey Bane to accept the pastorate of the Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church in January of 2013. Since entering the ministry in 1990, Pastor Bane has allowed the Lord to instill in him the heart of a shepherd and a passion for God’s people and His work. He is looking forward to a great future with the congregation of SBBC.
Pictured below is Pastor Bane’s family. He and Mrs. Bane have been very happily married since June of 1990. They have two daughters, Carmen and Caitlyn, and have loved every minute of being their parents.