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SENIOR PASTOR - Rick Flowers
Email | (407) 847-4087

Pastor Rick is the Senior Pastor of Bible Baptist Church and has been here since 2009. He is a wonderful teacher and preacher of the Word of God with a heart to reach people with the Gospel of Christ.

Rick has earned his Bachelors and Masters Degree at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, respectively. Since 1981, he has been privileged to plant and pastor churches in Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan and now in Florida.

He married his wife, Rasha, on December 19, 1981; and the Lord has blessed them with a daughter, Ally, who is married and works as an ultrasound tech in the Boston area.

Rick enjoys playing softball and working out (until his shoulder surgeries!), fantasy sports on ESPN, collecting sports cards and memorabilia, going on mission trips and spending time with his wife, Rasha.

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ASSOCIATE PASTOR - Joe Williams
Email | (407) 847-4087

Pastor WIlliams is our Associate Pastor of Senior Adults and has been serving in the ministry for over 46 years, having served at Bible Baptist since March of 1996.

He has a genuine love for people and desire to win souls for Christ. He has earned degrees from Luther Rice Seminary and Arlington Baptist College. He also as the Senior Pastor of Bible Baptist Church from 1999-2005.

He and his wife have two children, Greg and Karla, who are both involved in Christian ministry. It's a joy to have Pastor Williams as part of our team!

 

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR - Jeff Peters
Email | (407) 847-4087

Jeff serves as Business Administrator for Bible Baptist and has been on staff since 2002. He received a Bachelor of Science in Christian Communications and his Master of Science in Communications/Leadership Management from Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, LA.

Jeff is a native Floridian, where as a teenager he trusted Christ as his savior and began serving the Lord in his home church located in St. Petersburg. It was there that he met and married his wife, Kathy, and they were married in 1978. Jeff and Kathy attended Bible Baptist Church since 1992.

Prior to coming to Bible Baptist, Jeff worked in the banking and credit union industry, with most of his 24 year career in the area of management and lending. Jeff has served in many areas of the church; including several years as a deacon, adult Sunday school teacher, and jointly with Kathy as Senior High Sunday school teachers. Jeff also provides coaching in personal finance as a Crown Money Map Coach and seminar instructor.

Jeff enjoys several hobbies such as photography, woodworking, home improvement, travel and reading to name a few, but his biggest enjoyment comes from spending time with his wife, Kathy.

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MUSIC MINISTER - Don Bates
Email | (407) 847-4087

Don is the Minister of Music here at Bible Baptist and has been on staff since December of 2014. He recieved a Bachelor of Music in Church Music degree from the Florida Baptist Theological College in Graceville, Florida and has served at churches in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Don grew up in St. Petersburg, FL and was saved at age 8. Music and sports have always been a major part of Don's life, and God has used them to shape and develop his life. Don actually met his wife Jill while coaching a church softball team. They married in 1984 and have two children, Jonathan and Emily.

Don enjoys a number of hobbies, but is especially fond of two: golf and eating! His greatest joy comes in serving the Lord and in spending time with his family.

 

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YOUTH DIRECTOR - Ryan Grothouse
Email | (407) 847-4087

In 1997 Ryan was called into ministry while attending Pensacola Christian College as a commercial art student. He then began interning and working while studying Youth Ministry at Pensacola Christian College. Ryan joined the team at Bible Baptist Church in 2011. His creative style of preaching and teaching makes him an excellent communicator to students as well as adults.

Ryan married his beautiful wife, Brandee, on February 14, 2009. They have two daughters, Anna and Emma. They also have an adopted dog, Mozart. Ryan loves to stay active with sports, enjoys playing the guitar, has an X-box, Playstation, and a Wii that he doesn't get to play too often and is a huge science fiction and action movie fan.

 

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CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR - Kerry Burke
Email | (407) 847-4087

Kerry has been serving the families of Bible Baptist Church since 2012. He and his wife have a love for children - and it shows! Don't be surprised to see them in costume from time to time! They love children and long to see them develop into adults who love the Lord. Kerry studied at Pillsbury Bible College in Minnesota.

Kerry and his wife, Debbie, are also teachers at our Heritage Christian School. We're so glad to have the Burkes serving at Bible Baptist Church!

 

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HCS ADMINISTRATOR - Karla Beaver
Email | (407) 847-4087

Mrs. Karla Beaver has served in Christian Education for the past 19 years. Mrs. Beaver earned her Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. Her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Bible was completed at Arlington Baptist College in Arlington, Texas.

Mrs. Beaver is very passionate about Christian education and states "I believe the Christian School is an extension of the home and church. As Psalm 127:3 says "Children are a heritage of the Lord." Our goal is to provide an environment where every child can flourish both academically and spiritually. I truly believe that Heritage is blessed with a remarkable staff that allows us to accomplish these goals."

Mrs. Beaver's greatest desire is to fulfill God's purpose in her life by living to glorify Christ. Mrs. Beaver and her husband, Jeremy, have been married for seventeen years. They have two children; Dallas and Brooke.

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE - Julie Messer
Email | (407) 847-4087

Julie works in our Accounts Payable department and has served at BIble Baptist since 2005.

Julie graduated high school from Altamonte Christian School in Altamonte Springs, Florida and then attended Valencia College. Her first job was at a steak house restaurant. She then moved on to work for Walt Disney World for 21 years, where she worked in food & beverage, cash control, revenue control, deposit operations and payroll. She came to BBC and taught second grade for a year and then moved to her current position in accounting.

She lives in Saint Cloud, Florida with her best friend and husband, Tom, and their daughters, Bethany and Rachel.

She enjoys doing crossword puzzles, collecting anything that is butterflies & bells, exploring new places with her husband, helping take care of her younger daughter’s 5 mice and experiencing her oldest daughter’s role with the Sea Cadets.

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HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR - Evelyn Torres
Email | (407) 847-4087

Evelyn is our Human Resource Coordinator and has worked at Bible Baptist since 1995.

Evelyn has certifications from several vocational business schools in Business Administration and has utilized her knowledge for the Ministry. She was hired as assistant to the Business Manager at Bible Baptist, and was responsible for the accounting aspect of the church. She is presently the HR Coordinator responsible for Payroll and employee benefits for the Church & School. She has been married for 30 years to Jose and has two children, Jonathan, and Cristina Marie, who is married. Evelyn is also a new proud grandmother!

She loves playing tennis, cooking, loving on her family and serving the Lord.

CHURCH RECEPTIONIST - Kathy Peters
Email | (407) 847-4087

Coming Soon.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Jimmy Estrella
Email | (407) 847-4087

Jimmy Estrella oversees the computers, networks, and other technology for Bible Baptist Church and Heritage Christian School. Jimmy also serves as the Athletic Director and a teacher for Heritage Christian School. He is married to his wife, Dawn, and together they have one son, Anthony.

 

 
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