Pastors & Staff

Our Pastors

Jason Minter

Head Pastor

Pastor Jason Minter came to faith in Jesus Christ at the young age of eight in his home church, Olive Baptist Church, in Pensacola, Florida. He felt called into ministry at the age of 19. He earned degrees at the Baptist College of Florida and Columbia Theological Seminary. He is currently studying toward his D.Min degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. 

Jason has been married to the love of his life, Rachel, for over 20 years. God has blessed them with six wonderful children. Jason enjoys spending lots of time with his family, reading, playing sports and cheering on his favorite sports teams. Jason has a passion to see the church be God-glorifying, Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered and Scripture-saturated.


Danny Chandler

Associate Pastor

Danny Chandler worked at a Fortune 50 company for 21 years and served as an elder at FPC for 12 years before joining the staff in 2018. As the Director of Family Ministries at FPC, Danny was responsible for overseeing the nursery, children’s ministry, youth ministry, college and career-age ministry, and Long-Range Planning efforts at FPC.

Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History (minor in foreign languages) from the University of North Florida and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Saint Leo University. He also studied at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Danny married his beautiful wife, Amber, in 1999. They have three children: Morgan, Daniel, and Jacob. They enjoy walking Florida beaches, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, going horseback riding, and visiting and spending time with family. Danny enjoys reading George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, and other Christian authors. He also enjoys writing, singing, painting, drawing, and weightlifting.


Our Staff

Beverly Smith

Church Administrator 

Josselyn Merced

Administrative Assistant

Judy Tyler

Office Secretary 

Aisley Withrow

Volunteer Coordinator

Deidre Lind

Media/AV Director

Mike Smith

Director of Music

Carrie Widener

 Worship Leader

Cecilee Withrow

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Debbie Bialecki

Nursery & Wonderful Wednesday Coordinator

Linda Couture

Head Custodian 

Larry Wagaman

Assistant Custodian