Washington Heights Baptist Church


David Kisner, Lead Pastor


David Kisner

David Kisner has been the Lead Pastor at Washington Heights since 1996. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to WHBC, he served as Assistant Director of Christian Ministries at Cedarville University, Associate Pastor at North Baptist Church in Rochester, New York and Senior Pastor at Westmont Bible Church in Westmont, Illinois. 

His main responsibility is administering the Word of God during our Sunday morning Celebration Services. He also oversees the church staff, gives vision and direction to the ministry, and counsels individuals and families in crisis.

David and his wife, Wendy, have been married for 37 years. Wendy is a fourth grade teacher in the Centerville School System. They have two children: Amy, who makes her home in Chicago where she is an interpreter for the hearing-impaired, and Nathan, who makes his home in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Hobbies/Interests/Passions Flying (he holds a private pilot’s license), reading, golfing and home maintenance projects.

Justin Hoppe, Outreach & Discipleship


Pastor Justin married his high school sweetheart, Grace. They have 5 children: Cade, Caroline, Charlotte Levi, Wesley. Justin grew up with Washington Heights as his home church. After graduating from Dayton Christian, Justin started a journey that involved walking away from the church. God used a desire for something more than a career in retail management to draw Justin and his family back to the church and into full time ministry.

Hometown  Dayton, Ohio
College  Sinclair Community and Baptist Bible College (B.S. Integrated studies M.A. organizational leadership)

What's on your IPOD? Audio Adrenaline, Third Day, Newsboys, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Louis Armstrong, Jack Johnson, Yo-Yo Ma

Favorite Restaurants  Outback, Chipotle, Starbucks, Olga's Greek Kitchen

Hobbies/Interests/Passions  Hanging with my kids, camping, hiking, canoeing, Wolverines football, Tigers baseball, Red Wings hockey

Most Influential Book  (Besides my Bible) A.W. Tozer's, Knowledge of the Holy literally life changing!


Charlie Pagnard, Music & Worship


Charlie Pagnard joined the staff at WHBC in 1992 as choir director; over the years his role has grown and now includes all aspects of corporate worship. Charlie leads worship for our Sunday Celebration services and gives leadership to our adult choir, praise team and band, special music and SALT (sound and light team).

In addition to his responsibilities at WHBC, Charlie is a music professor at Cedarville University, principal trumpet for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and member of the award-winning brass quintet, the Carillon Brass. Charlie regularly uses his talents to serve the Lord and minister to others through short-term missions, taking Christ’s message through music to people all over the world. Charlie has degrees from Bowling Green State University and Eastman School of Music as well as doctoral studies at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Charlie and his wife, Elaine, have two adult sons and five grandchildren.

Roger Jensen, Senior Ministries


Roger Jensen

Roger was raised in a Christian home where he regularly heard the gospel and had devotions every evening or morning. He placed his trust in Christ as his Savior during family devotions after an evangelistic crusade. 

Roger has been a member of Washington Heights since 1966. Prior to his ministry, he worked for the NCR Corporation as a Senior Product Manager for the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). He joined the staff in January 2007 as the pastor for senior adult ministries. He also uses his skills and talents in computers and photography to serve the ministry.

Roger is married to Nancy, the church organist. They have three adult daughters who are all married and serving in their local churches. Of course, Roger and Nancy will be happy to tell you about their ten grandchildren.

Hobbies/Interests/Passions Computers, photography, grandchildren

Favorite Ministry Verse Psalm 92:13,14  “Planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.”

Personal Vision for Young at Heart Ministry I believe it is our duty as brothers and sisters in Christ to serve and support the many senior adults that attend our monthly Young at Heart luncheons. One of our primary reasons for the ministry is to see these people receive Christ. Now that our Community Life Center is completed, we have the capacity to serve up to 500 in our luncheon ministry. We would love to see this program grow with the support of our people and be a real lighthouse for our Lord to the senior adults of our community. Contact Roger if you are interested in being involved in this ministry, either as a volunteer helper or as a group member.

Josh Tuttle, Student Ministries


Josh Tuttle grew up in a pastor’s’ home in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012 and from there went on a journey through various ministries until God kicked down the door at Washington Heights and pushed Josh through it. Experiencing different styles of ministries and churches has shaped the way Josh views his call into ministry and specifically his ministry towards students. Working with the larger church body, the goal is to encourage, equip, and empower students to step into their role as part of the body of Christ.

Josh married his high school sweetheart, Leah, (who grew up at WHBC) on August 19, 2012. She has been a constant support, encouragement, and trooper throughout this journey of ministry. On November 20, 2015 Josh and Leah were overwhelmingly thrilled to welcome their daughter Clara Mae Tuttle into
his great creation. She’s the best.

Hobbies/Interests/Passions reading, playing and listening to music, drinking coffee, watching hockey, and doing anything outside (especially in the woods). 
Josh enjoys playing Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, and whatever else he gets a chance to fiddle around with.

Music Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jack Johnson, Josh Garrels, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Needtobreathe, etc. 

Reading Anything by C.S. Lewis and particularly The Great Divorce and The Problem of Pain, Wild at Heart by John Eldridge, Radical & Follow Me by David Platt, Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and all sorts of fiction stories for when his brain gets tired of thinking.

Join us this Sunday for worship – 9:00am and 10:30am