Meet Our Team

  • 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. 

  • Paul joined the church staff in March 2019 as the Student Pastor. He and his wife Hillary were married in 2007 and they have 3 children: Micah, Caleb, and Elizabeth. Before entering full time ministry, Paul served 5 years in the US NAVY. Paul received his BA in Ministry from The Baptist College of Florida, and his Master of Divinity from Liberty University. Paul is passionate about reaching and discipling students and their parents. He and Hillary have served churches in Florida and Alabama since 2008. One of Paul's favorite verses is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do and He will show you the path to take."


  • 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 is the Ministry Assistant and has been on staff full-time since November 2012.

  • 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. 

  • Wendy Stevens - Custodial Manager

    As the long-time Custodial Manager, Wendy oversees and assists with maintaining the cleanliness of the church facilities. Wendy is a joyful servant of the Lord who always has a ready smile and cheerful word for all who encounter her. 

  • Josh Stevens - Custodial Staff

    Josh has been a faithful member of our custodial staff for many years. He regularly maintains the day to day cleanliness of the church facilities. Although Josh is on the quite side, his love for the Lord shines brightly through all that he puts his hands to.