Our Leaders

  • Eric Bancroft

    Senior Pastor since 2008

    Eric has served as senior pastor at Castleview since 2008, moving to Indianapolis from Los Angeles where he served on the pastoral staff of Grace Community Church under Pastor John MacArthur.

    Eric holds a Bachelors of Arts from Trinity International University, a Masters of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary, and is currently finishing his Doctorate of Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    In addition to serving at Castleview, Eric helps lead the Indianapolis Chapter of The Gospel Coalition, is on the board of Indianapolis Theological Seminary, and is a Fellow at The Mathena Center for Church Revitalization at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Eric’s passions include preaching and pastoring his flock, dating his wife, raising his teenage sons, and helping serve other pastors in area churches.

     

  • Nathan Lugbill

    Pastor of Family Life & Discipleship since 2012

    Nathan previously served as a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. Nathan studied at Indiana Wesleyan University (B.A) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) Nathan’s desire is to help equip Christians, especially parents, with the Word of God for the ministry He has given them. Nathan and his wife, Jess, have five children.

  • Kelly Wright

    Pastor of Student Ministries and Fellowship Groups since 2013

    Kelly studied at The Master’s College (B.A.) and The Master’s Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.). Kelly previously served on pastoral staff at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles and was an adjunct professor at The Master’s College. Kelly has a passion for young people to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. Kelly and his wife, Vanessa, have been married since 2008 and have two children.

  • Jordan Granger

    Elder since 2015

    Jordan and his wife, Kate, married after graduating from Grove City College and have three children – Hannah, Elijah, and Abigail. They have been at Castleview since 2011. Jordan is a law enforcement officer and is the head of Castleview’s security team. He leads a fellowship group, teaches Sunday school classes and serves as an usher. He is currently in a long-distance Masters of Divinity program at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Jim Green

    Elder since 2012

    Jim and his wife, Nancy, began attending Castleview in 2007. Jim was born and raised in Marion, Indiana, and graduated from Ball State University (B.A.). Jim enjoys equipping the saints for the work of the ministry and building up the Body of Christ at Castleview. Jim and Nancy have been married since 2002 and have four children – Alex, Annabel, Eleanor and Peter.

  • Byron Jensen

    Elder since 1995

    Byron has served Castleview as an adult teacher, benevolence chairperson, choir member, mentor and counselor. Byron and his wife, Marlene, have been members of Castleview since 1981 and have two adult children and five grandchildren. Byron is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and received his Masters degree from University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary. He also studied at Harvard University receiving a Management and Negotiation Certificate. Before retiring in 2005, he was a teacher, principal, human service manager, family counselor and college instructor.

  • Andy McNeilly

    Elder since 2007

    Andy and his wife, Cid, have been members of Castleview since 1987. They have three grown sons who are married and many grandchildren. At Castleview, Andy has served as a deacon, senior high Sunday school teacher, youth group leader, boy’s camping week director, 5th grade Sunday school teacher, building committee member and pastoral search committee member. He currently serves as an elder with oversight of men’s and women’s ministries. Professionally, Andy works as an architect with an emphasis on school design and construction.

  • Don Neeley

    Elder since 1999

    Don came to Castleview in 1995 and is currently employed by Troy Risk, Inc. as the Technical Director. Don has received a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky, respectively. He also currently serves on the Indiana Board of Professional Licensure for Geologists. Don and his wife, Rusty, have been married since 1982 and have one adult child, Owen.

  • Griffin Rager

    Elder since 2015

    Griffin attended Castleview in the 1980s and early 90s as a child. More recently, he and his wife, Gwyn, have been attending since 2011. At Castleview, he serves as an adult Sunday school teacher, a fellowship group leader, an usher and, most recently, as an elder. Griffin went to Purdue University and then graduated from Crossroads Bible College. He met Gwyn at Purdue and they have been married since May of 1999.