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    Through  Gospel-Centered teaching, we become “obedient from the heart” to all the Bible teaches as we live for His glory

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    We are consumed by a passion to see people start authentically  following Jesus. 

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    We seek to develop authentic, loving relationships with one another  as we become a loving influence in our community and the world

Our Team

Pastor James is a converted atheist who became a believer while studying at a secular university.  After he came to faith, he moved to North Carolina to work with the homeless and serve people in the inner city.  During this time, God burdened his heart for people near where he grew up.  He came on staff at First Baptist Church in July 2016.  James serves as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church.  He and his wife, Susanna, have three boys: Titus, Timothy and Tatum.


Pastor Cody trusted Christ as his Savior in Apopka, FL at 9 years old.  Cody's heart was burdened for teenagers, as a high school senior, after the Lord worked in his heart during youth camp at the Wilds in 2009.  He followed the Lord's leading to study Youth Ministry in NC.  After completing the requirements for his bachelor degree in Youth Ministry, Cody joined the staff of First Baptist Church in July 2017 as Youth Pastor.  Cody and his wife, Alyssa, have three girls:  Audrey, Avery and Addison.