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DR. WADE HUMPHRIES

Lead Pastor

Wade started as Senior pastor of FBC in 2018. Originally from Perry, Florida, and has been married for 20 years to his wife Claire. They are the proud parents of four children. Wade has a degree in Business Administration, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Ministry. He came to FBC from Hernando, MS where he planted a church and pastored it for 16 years. Wade has a heart for the nations and a focus on missions.

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JEFF KEEMAN

Minister of Senior Adults & Congregational Care

A native of Marianna, Jeff has been serving FBC as Minister of Music since 2012. Jeff has a B.A. in Church Music and Voice from William Carey College, a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from UWF and a Master's degree in Christian Education and music from NOBTS. Jeff has been serving local churches since 1981. Jeff is married to Ying, and together they have five children and nine grandchildren.

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JOSH MANNING

Minister of Missions &

Discipleship

A Defuniak, Florida native, Josh acquired his B.S. in accounting from the University of Florida and a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is married to Kiki, and they have two boys and a girl. Josh started at FBC as the student and families pastor and transitioned to missions and discipleship in early 2020.

Josh enjoys fishing, reading theology, and has a heart for family ministry and evangelism.

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JARED GREEN

Minister of Students & Families

Jared, a Georgia native, joined our staff  in 2020.  He and his wife, Hope, have three daughters; Crosby, Anderson, and Elyott. Jared has served as worship pastor, pastor to students, and as children’s pastor in previous roles.  He is passionate about seeing students live out the Great Commission and becoming disciple making disciples.  He earned a BA in Religion from Luther Rice and is currently pursuing a  MDiv at Southern Seminary.  He enjoys working with wood and metal and spending time with his family. 

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DANIEL CREWS

Interim Worship Leader

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CASEY WEBBER

Children's Director

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BILL HUGHES

Church Administrator

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JULIE HALEY

Youth Assistant, Bible study, & Membership Secretary

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ELIZABETH ANDERSON

Preschool Director

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LISA MCLENDON

Financial

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GREG BLACK

Manager of Christian Life Center

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JANET BAGGETT

Administrative Assistant & Receptionist

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First Baptist Church

21 First St. SE

Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548

Phone: (850) 243-3163

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