Meet The Team


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. 


Daniel Crews

Interim Worship Leader


Lisa McLendon



Julie Haley

Youth Assistant, Bible Study,

& Membership Secretary


Elizabeth Anderson

Preschool Director


Bill Hughes

Church Administrator


Casey Webber

Children's Director


Greg Black

Manager of

Christian Life Center


Janet Baggett

Administrative Assistant

& Receptionist


Josh Manning

Minister of

Missions & Discipleship

A 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.


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.


Jared Green

Minister of

Students & Families

Jared is a Georgia native who came on staff with FBC in 2020.  He and his wife, Hope, have three daughters; Crosby, Anderson, and Elyott. Jared has served in different roles in churches, from worship pastor, to pastor to students, as well as children’s pastor.  He is passionate about seeing students live out the Great Commission in their lives, and becoming disciple making disciples.  He graduated from Luther Rice with a BA in Religion, and is currently taking classes at Southern Seminary in the MDiv program and looks forward to graduating shortly before the return of Christ.  He enjoys woodworking, metal working, and spending time with his family. 

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First Baptist Church

21 First St. SE

Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548

Phone: (850) 243-3163

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