Pastor Donnie Hale

Donnie came to know His Savior as a freshman at Ohio State University. During his college years he was active in an on-campus ministry and a local church. He obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in the software technology field for 30+ years.

Donnie and his wife Kathy came to a greater love of God’s Word and an appreciation of the importance of sound theology through the faithful preaching of a long-time pastor in Columbus, Ohio. This passion for doctrine eventually led to an opportunity for Donnie to attend The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011-2016, graduating with a Masters of Divinity from the School of Theology. 

Donnie has served as pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church since August 2013. He and Kathy have been married for 30 years and have three adult children.