Meet our pastoral staff.

The deacons and the officers of the church, along with all the members of the congregation, are missionaries to the inner city. Here’s a little bit of information about our leaders and what they do.

Pastor Ron Nuñez

Ron Nuñez is the pastor of Woodruff Place Baptist Church. Ron was born in Central America in El Salvador. When he was nine, he and his family moved to the Bay area of San Francisco. Ron came to faith when he was 18 and a couple of years later, enrolled at Bible college in the city of Oakland, California. In 2006, he planted a church in the inner city of East Oakland where he served for eight years. He then took over the leadership role of an established church and merged that church with the Oakland church plant. In January 2017, Ron started a new phase of ministry when he, along with his family, moved to Indianapolis to become the Lead Pastor of Woodruff Place Baptist Church. Ron has been married for 14 years and has two young children. He enjoys strength training, cooking and visiting local thrift stores.



Outreach Pastor Joey Newsom

Joey Newsom currently serves as outreach pastor of Woodruff Place Baptist Church. He and his wife, Sarah, are long-time members of the church and have three children: Elena, Hannah and Samuel.






The Deacons and Officers of Woodruff Place


Jesse Carleton

David Ebersole

Marianne Elsman

Sarah Newsom

Jon Simmons