Ministry Staff

Isaac Turner | Interim Executive Administrator
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Financial Advisor | Rev. Tom Dixon
Tom and is wife Mary came to First Baptist after retiring from academia and serving as a senior pastor. Tom served as Vice-President of Administration for Duke University and Depauw University. Tom received his seminary training from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tom and Mary lead a Bible study group on Sunday mornings and can be found playing golf quite often. Pastor Tom Dixon can be contacted by e-mail here.
Worship Pastor | Matthew McKenzie
Pastor Matt is an original Floridian, and he and his family return to the Sunshine State from NC. A graduate of Marshall University (BA Music/Education) and Liberty University (MA Religious Arts), he lives and breaths to make much of Christ in all aspects of his life. He has served churches in KY, WV and NC in several pastoral roles (worship, Christian-education, administration, and senior pastor). Susan, his wife, and their three children Josiah (12), Amelia (9), and Ella Grace (8) serve alongside Pastor Matt. Send him an e-mail.
Minister To Students | Micah Murphree
Micah met his wife Lois Ann at Auburn University, where they were both Auburn cheerleaders. Micah earned his BA in Psychology with a minor in Business as well as a Master’s in Communication and Public Relations with a Minor Master’s in Business Management from Auburn University. Several years later he was called to full time vocational ministry and went back to school and earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has 3 sons: Micah Jr (13), Collin (10), and Gavin (8). When he’s not investing in the lives of teenagers, he’s spending time with his family. This usually involves him coaching one of his son’s sports teams year round. Send Pastor Micah an e-mail.
Director of Children’s Ministry | Heather Mitchum
Heather trusted Jesus as Savior at the age of 5 and at age 16 said, “Yes”, to God’s call to ministry. Growing up in a ministry family, Heather gained an undeniable heart for ministry. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education from The Baptist College of Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Heather has served in Africa, Alabama, Florida, and North Carolina. She came to First Baptist in March of 2015 and loves the families of Anchored Kids Ministry. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her husband Matt and other family, being crafty, exercising, and visiting her favorite mouse in Orlando. You can e-mail here.