Dr. Scott Wilson
Melbourne is my hometown and First Baptist is my home church. And I’m so glad that God has given me the rare opportunity to come back to Melbourne and pastor this great group of believers called First Baptist! I came to know Christ as Savior and was baptized when I was seven years old. I felt the Lord calling me into full-time Christian ministry during my senior year of high school and from that point forward I’ve been preparing myself for the work of ministry. Following an undergraduate in music at Florida State (Go Noles!), I was blessed to spend about eight years at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC earning two theological degrees (Masters of Divinity and PhD in Systematic Theology). God has blessed me so much in bringing my wife Megan into my life, a woman whose beauty inside and out is truly amazing. We have three pretty cool little boys also (though I might be a little biased!) named Silas, Micah, and Titus. My ministry passion is teaching and preaching the life-giving Word of God. My life’s verse is John 3:30 where John the Baptist says of Jesus, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” While I fall well short of this ideal, my desire is that people would see more of Jesus and less of me and that everything I do and say would point people around me to the only One who is worthy of our worship—King Jesus!
Dr. David Hasker
I was raised in a Christian home in the Washington, D.C. area where I came to know Christ as my Savior at a young age. I surrendered to God’s call on my life at a youth conference in Oswego, NY when I was 14 years old. From that time on, my preparation and passion was to serve Christ and His Church with my gifts and talents and to instill in every generation a deep desire to worship the Living God.
I am a graduate Liberty University (Bachelor of Sacred Music), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Church Music), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Religion) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Worship Leadership). Prior to coming to FBC Melbourne in 2003, I served churches in Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
I share my life with my wife Le Ann, who is a music educator. We have three wonderful children, Ethan, Evan, and Emma. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, teaching, watching Duck Dynasty, and our family’s miniature wire-haired dachshund, Rudy.
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Dr. Dennis Smith
I surrendered to ministry by saying, “Lord, help me to understand what it means to be a Christian and I will help others understand what it means to be a Christian.” The joy and privilege of my life has been to serve the Lord by helping others grow in Christ. On this journey, God has blessed me with Nancy, a wonderful partner and wife, and our three sons: Nathan (married to Jerrica), Joseph, and Andrew. I am a graduate of Mississippi College (B.A. in Religion), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity in Religious Education), and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Before coming to First Baptist Melbourne in 2000, I was privileged to serve churches in Mississippi and Louisiana. In my spare time I enjoy kayaking, fishing, camping, and just being with my family.
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Rev. Doug Mauldin
Community and Family Life Pastor
What a blessing it is to be a child of the King. We serve an incredible loving God who touched each one of us uniquely for His purposes. I have had the privilege of working and seeing God move in the lives of students for over 30 years and now God has begun a new chapter in my book of Life. I am so excited about this new call to serve the Lord: working with our young adults, local missions and recreation. My prayer is that together our lives will be used to reflect the love of Christ.
I grew up in Orlando, Florida, and received my Bachelor's degree from UCF. My journey continued to Fort Worth, Texas, where I received my Master's degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have been blessed with a beautiful wife named Kim and two amazing gifts; my daughter, Kylee, and my son, Keaton. I had the privilege of serving at Churches in Central Florida before God led my family to Melbourne.
My heart continues to beat to share the love of Christ and to disciple people to become passionate about serving the King of Kings. It has been 18 wonderful years seeing God move here at First Baptist Melbourne.
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I was born in Melbourne and grew up in a Christian home. I attended Mel High and UCF and came back to Brevard county to work as an educator in the school system. I fortunately ended up back at my alma mater as a PE/Health teacher. During my tenure at Mel High, I was approached to be an FCA coordinator. Not knowing completely what I was getting into, I said yes. It was one of the best decisions of my life, as FCA gave me a heart and a passion for seeing young men and women worship our God.
After nine years in the school system, I felt God calling me into full-time student ministry. He opened door after door and led me to this position at a church that has meant so much to me and my family. My time in the school system allowed me to make many relationships that give me a platform to promote the gospel through the ministry of FCA. Once students have a desire to know God, our student ministry provides them a means to grow their relationship with Christ!
I am married to a wonderful, patient, and beautiful woman named Joanna, and we have three children; Ansley, Ashlyn, and John Luke. My favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17 If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. For me, this verse paints the perfect picture of our surrendered life to Christ as his creation!
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Minister to Children
I am a Florida native, we are becoming harder and harder to find! I was born in Jacksonville and raised in the coastal Pensacola area. I am a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Life Services, and have been a member of the First Baptist staff since 1999. I was raised in a wonderful Christian home, and have been a believer since the age of nine. I am the mother of two awesome daughters, and I love the beauty of the beach - especially along the Gulf coast. I am an avid cyclist but also enjoy reading, collecting shark teeth, amateur interior design, and the wonders of children. I delight in the promises of my life verse, Isaiah 42:16, which speaks to a cyclist's heart but most importantly gives a clear reminder of God's faithfulness... "Along unfamiliar paths I will guide you; I will turn the darkness into light before you and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake you."
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I had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home and became a believer when I was a young boy. I grew up in First Baptist Church of Indialantic and actively participated as a teenager in their youth ministry. I graduated from Palm Bay High School and then attended UCF and earned a degree in Chemistry. In 1993 I began attending First Baptist of Melbourne and have been serving there for nearly 20 years in various capacities. This church has meant so much to me and has placed so many people in my life that have helped me with my spiritual walk.
I spent 27 years at Symetrics Industries, a designer and manufacturer of electronic equipment for the US government, with the last 12 years serving as President. In 2013, God began drawing me away from a job that I loved, and only later was I able to understand that He was preparing me for another chapter in my life – the opportunity to serve at a church that I loved. In March of 2014, this church called me as the Administrative Pastor, and I am very excited to see the plans God has for both me and our church!
I have a beautiful wife Tonya, who provides me with the encouragement and balance that I need in my life, and two teenage sons, Austin and Tyler, who I love spending time doing guy things with and seeing them grow into godly young men. Some of my favorite verses are Matthew 6:33 which tells us to seek His righteousness first, and Romans 12:2 which tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
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Rev. Jim Campbell
Bay West Campus Pastor
After accepting God’s call to ministry at 15, He has been preparing me and training me to serve Him daily…wherever that is. From serving in various ministry roles in the church (Worship, Students, Young Adults, Communications/Technology) from Kentucky to Texas to other opportunities to minister out of the church, God has been teaching me each day that my life is about trying to reflect the work on God around me and in my life. After gaining my BS in Marketing/Business Administration at Troy State University, I received two blessings at graduate school at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary…a Masters of Divinity and the most awesome wife a guy could have. Katye and I have 3 children (Ann Marie, Susanna, and Braden) who God uses daily to show us who He is and how we are to love others.
I came to FBC Melbourne as Minister to Young Adults in 2007, but was honored after a couple of years to be called to start our first satellite campus, Bay West Church in September of 2009, where I currently serve the body of Christ. Never thought I’d be doing that, but it has been an adventure, a lesson, a journey, a challenge and a blessing all in one.
If you are around me long enough, you’ll know I love Jesus, the Crimson Tide and the Dallas Mavericks…and I’ll talk your ear off about those subjects if you get me going. Two of the most important verses to me are Proverbs 9:10 and Colossians 3:23…I encourage you to look them up.
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Student Leader Bay West Campus
My name is Nathan Smith. I love Jesus, my wife, and disc golf. In that order. I became a follower of Jesus when I was 9 years old. Thank you, Jesus! And I am also very thankful for the many people that shared verbally and displayed practically the love of Christ with me as I was growing up. I married the most beautiful, God-fearing woman on the planet on August 4, 2012! My wife's name is Jerrica Smith and she is amazing! We have no kids (yet) and one cat named Lila. My favorite past time is disc-golf. Disc-golf is a combination of Frisbee and golf (go figure) and it is a lot of fun!
I also have the honor of serving as the student minister at Bay West Church. I believe that student ministry is a vital part of the church. My desire is to see students come to know Jesus as the Lord of their life and equip them to follow him. We accomplish this through our weekly Bible studies, weekend retreats, summer camp, and fun events that give students opportunities to hear the gospel, build relationships, and witness to their friends.
Children's Leader Bay West Campus
I have been a part of Bay West Church since its beginning in 2009. Since then I have been serving faithfully in KIDzone on Sunday mornings. Through that time, God has revealed to me a passion to teach children about Christ. When the position came open for the Children's Leader at Bay West in 2013, my wife and I prayed about it, and I applied, eventually being brought onto the staff in July of 2013.
I have been married to my beautiful wife, Michelle, since 2007. She is equally passionate about loving and serving kids, with a compassionate heart to those that are hurting around her. I am the Leader of a large, blended family, we have 4 children ranging in ages from 7 to 16, and a boxer named Chief. We have learned to trust God through hard circumstances and easy ones, but no matter what, God always comes through.
I enjoy photography, playing with my kids and golf, when I have time, as well as home improvement projects.