• Doug Watkins - Senior Pastor

    Dr. Doug Watkins was called as our Senior Pastor in October of 2015. Pastor Doug and his wife Janet have been involved in many different full-time ministries since 1988: in the local church, IMB missionaries to Brazil, associational missions, state convention, and seminary administration roles. Most recently, Doug was the Team Strategist of the Theological Education Ministries Team at the Florida Baptist Convention and the Regional Associate Dean for Florida at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

  • Rickey Taylor - Minister of Music

    I will sing to the LORD as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God while I exist. Psalms 104: 33. Brother Rickey Taylor joined our church family in July, 2004. He is a gifted singer who has been involved in music and education ministries since 1980. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from West Carolina University, then received a Master's Degree in Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If the Bible is the bones of our worship, then music is the heart. Brother Rickey leads the church in songs to lift our spirits, and has tapped into the creativity of many in the congregation. He loves to present music with a fresh approach, and delights the congregation with variety.

  • Billy Ray - Pastor of Evangelism & Administration

    Billy Ray joined our staff as Pastor of Evangelism August 2010. He has oversite of all evangelistic ministries of the church including the Hope Ministries Center. He is also in charge of the Church Administration.

  • Eliot Crandall - Youth Pastor

    Eliot joined the FBC Bushnell staff in April of 2014. Youth ministry had a big impact on his life growing up and he knows the importance of making solid faith connections in students at a young age. He believes that God has been equipping him for this work for some time now and is happy to serve at Bushnell for his first full time youth ministry position. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Florida State University, and will begin working on a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in the spring of 2015. 

  • Brad Connolly - Children's Director

    Brad joined the church staff in August 2016 and is the part time Children's Director. He and his wife Jess both graduated from The Baptist College of Florida. Brad graduated with two Bachelor's Degrees in English and in Missions. Brad has a heart for both children and missions and believes that they go hand in hand and that kids need to be raised with the Gospel always impacting their lives.

  • Tammy Jolly - Ministry Assistant


  • Judy Wells - Secretary

    Judy is the welcoming voice who greets you at the door or on the phone.  She has been on staff since May 2015. 

  • Judy Foote - Financial Secretary

    Judy is the part time Financial Secretary and has been on staff since September 2003.

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