Our History


The King’s Chapel was founded in 1971 by Tom Wells. The church was first called Forest Park Community Church, then Reformed Bible Church, then Reformed Baptist Church of Cincinnati, then finally The King’s Chapel since the late 1980s.


Tom Wells served as the lead elder and pastor of The King’s Chapel for most of its history before his retirement in 2008. Dr. Newton Bush served along side Tom as a fellow elder and pastor for more than 20 of those years, before retiring in early 2015. (Sermons by Tom and Newton are available upon request by emailing info@kingschapelbaptist.org.)

After both men had retired, the church was without a pastor for several months before calling Dustin Battles to be the next pastor of The King’s Chapel.

Tom Wells and his late wife Luan

Newton Bush and his wife Pat

Dustin Battles, wife Megan, and son Clark at Dustin’s pastoral installation service.

We are involved in service to one another and to the community.