Bible Baptist Church began in a humble building in downtown Kissimmee by founding Pastor Leonard Jackson in 1969. In August of 1972, Pastor Ed Carney became the Senior Pastor and served the church for over 26 years. In September of 1972, Pastor Carney led the church in moving to its current location on Highway 192 (Vine Street). In the spring of 1974, the church started Heritage Christian School, which continues to provide high-quality education for students from K3 through 12th grade today. The church experienced significant growth, both spiritually and numerically during Pastor Carney’s ministry.1970

In March of 1996, Pastor Joe Williams joined our staff to serve as co-pastor. Pastor Williams later assumed the responsibility as Senior Pastor in July of 1999. Again, spiritual and physical growth continued as we saw additional buildings added, more people join the church, as well as growth in the school, climbing to around 500+ children.

During the summer of 2004, Florida experienced the wrath of three hurricanes in a few short months. During the storms, Bible Baptist Church campus suffered over $1.4 million in damages. As a result, the church saw fit to not only make much needed repairs but also improve its facilities by remodeling and upgrading a great deal of our facilities. In July of 2005, Pastor Williams retired as Senior Pastor of Bible Baptist Church.

Upon Pastor Williams’ retirement, Associate Pastor McNeil was called to be the church’s Senior Pastor in August of 2005. The church continued to experience growth as many people were saved and committed their lives to serving Jesus. In May of 2008 Pastor McNeil experienced God’s calling on his life and left Bible Baptist to pastor in his home state of Texas. bbc

Currently, Pastor Rick Flowers serves as our Senior Pastor. He came to Bible Baptist from Flushing, Michigan in April of 2009. Pastor Flowers holds degrees from Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and has pastored churches in Michigan, North Carolina and Tennessee. We look forward to many years of his leadership and anticipate seeing how God is going to continue to use Bible Baptist Church in fulfilling the Great Commission.

For years, Bible Baptist Church has been a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in the Kissimmee area and around the world through our global missions program. God has richly blessed us with a wonderful heritage and countless lives changed by the Gospel. We invite you to visit us soon and see for yourself!


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