Meet the Pastors
DR. SCOTT WILSON
Our Lead Pastor, Dr. Scott Wilson, grew up in our church family. He came to know Christ and was baptized as a boy while here at First Baptist. He was called into ministry here as well. We are thankful that in God’s providence He has led Pastor Scott, his wife Megan, and his family back to Melbourne to minister among us as our Lead Pastor for teaching and vision.
Scott attended Florida State University, majoring in music. From there he attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity degree, as well as a PhD in Systematic Theology. He and Megan have four children, all boys, Silas, Micah, Titus and Zeke. Pastor Scott is strongly committed to expository preaching of God’s Word and disciple-making, both here in Melbourne and among the nations. His life verse is John 3:30, “He (Jesus) must increase, but I must decrease.”
DR. DAVID A. HASKER
Pastor David is the Worship Pastor at FBC Melbourne. His responsibilities include giving vision and direction to the entire music ministry as well as planning and leading the worship services, with our Lead Pastor. Additionally, he is the founding director of Gateway Academy of the Arts here at FBC Melbourne offering instruction in the performing arts from a Christian worldview.
David grew up in the Washington, DC area and came to know Christ as Savior at a young age. He surrendered to God’s call on his life at a youth conference in Oswego, NY when he was 14 years old. From that time on, his preparation and passion were to serve Christ and His Church with the gifts and talents God gave him and to instill in others a deep desire to encounter the Living God in worship.
Prior to coming to FBC Melbourne in August 2003, David served churches in Virginia and North Carolina. He is a graduate of Liberty University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
He shares his life with his wife Le Ann and they have three wonderful children, Ethan, Evan, and Emma. In his spare time he enjoys reading, teaching, Designated Survivor, all things Apple, and the family’s miniature wire-haired dachshund, Rudy.
DR. DENNIS SMITH
Disciple-Making & Senior Adult Pastor
Pastor Dennis’s primary areas of ministry at FBC Melbourne relate to our adult Life Groups and Bible Study/Sunday School Groups with an emphasis on discipleship growth and discipling in our various ministries.
He came to FBC Melbourne in 2000 after serving churches in Mississippi and Louisiana. He graduated from 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).
Dennis is married to Nancy, a wonderful partner and wife who is active in several ministries at FBC Melbourne, and they have three sons: Nathan who is married to Jerrica, Joseph, and Andrew who is married to Kylee and one granddaughter. In his spare time Dennis enjoys kayaking, fishing, camping, and just being with his family.
REV. DOUG MAULDIN
Community and Family Life Pastor
Pastor Doug and his family came to First Baptist Melbourne in June of 1995. For 18 years he faithfully served as our Student Pastor. In 2014 the Lord led him to become our Community and Family Life Pastor where he currently oversees our young adults, local missions and recreation ministries.
He is a native Floridian and has had the privilege to serve in several churches throughout the state. He grew up in Orlando where he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida. His journey continued to Fort Worth, Texas, where he received his Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has been blessed with a beautiful wife named Kim and two amazing children Kylee who is married to Andrew and Keaton who is married to Morgan. His family is continuing to grow with the addition of 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
Doug enjoys all sports and spending time with friends and family. His life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6. His desire is to walk faithfully day by day, sharing the love of Christ, and by equipping other to serve the King of kings.
MR. JASON SCHACK
Pastor Jason oversees the Student Ministry, 7th-12th grade along with his amazing adult leadership team. Once students have a desire to know God, our student ministry provides them a means to grow their relationship with Christ! Jason’s heart for the Student Ministry is to come along side parents as teammates in discipling their children.
Jason was born in Melbourne and grew up in a Christian home. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in health and physical education. After nine years as an educator in the Brevard County school system, Jason felt a calling to full-time student ministry. God opened door after door and led him to be the Student Pastor at FBC Melbourne in May 2014.
Jason is married to a wonderful, patient, and beautiful woman named Joanna, and they have three children; Ansley, Ashlyn, and John Luke. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, hunting and the great outdoors.
His 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.” This verse paints the perfect picture of our surrendered life to Christ as his creation!
REV. JASON MOLE
Pastor Jason oversees the Children’s Ministry, birth – 6th grade. His heart is for children to come to know, love and serve Jesus and to help parents fulfill their God-given role to be their children’s primary spiritual influencers.
Jason came to know Jesus as a child because of parents who loved Jesus and lived out their faith. Jason grew up at FBC Melbourne beginning in third grade.
He graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Florida State University and then a Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to FBC Melbourne Jason served for 12 years in similar roles at two other churches in Florida.
Jason is married to his fabulous wife, Leslie and has three children, Isabella, Daniel and Madeleine. Jason enjoys hanging out with his family, Florida State football and fishing.
REV. SCOTT TERRY
Connections & Small Groups Pastor
Pastor Scott Terry serves as the Connections Minister at FBC Melbourne, a role he began February 2016. In this ministry, Scott helps people “connect” to the church by overseeing all aspects of the church’s guest and membership process. This includes everything from ushers and greeters to Life Group connections and leading the First Family classes for church membership.
Scott received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to FBC Melbourne, Scott worked as a youth pastor for nine years and before that he was an on-air personality for a Christian radio station for 10 years.
He is married to his lovely wife Michele, and they have 3 children: Aleyah, Anna, and Joel. They love to travel together and play games at their house with their black lab, Cora. Scott enjoys playing almost any sports, and he goes on an annual basketball mission trip to Panama. He served as the public address announcer for the Marlins and Nationals during Spring Training.
MR. DARREN WOLFE
Pastor Darren grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he enjoyed fishing and playing sports. His life began to change when a cute girl in high school told him, ‘if you want to sit with me at the movies on Saturday, you will have to sit next to me in church on Sunday.’ Over the following year, that lost teenage boy heard the gospel clearly explained at Beacon Baptist Church. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Darren asked Jesus to be the forgiver of his sins and the Lord of his life. After high school, Darren attended college and upon graduating he moved to Melbourne to start a career with Harris Corporation. More importantly, he was wise enough to ask that cute girl to marry him. She said “yes” and over the next 16 years, Darren and Amy lived in three different states and two different countries on various financial assignments for Harris. Through those experiences, they both felt the growing call to fulltime ministry.
In February 2016, Darren resigned from his Finance Director position and was called to FBC Melbourne as the Administrative Pastor. In this role, Darren serves by overseeing the financial, legal, HR, facilities and other administrative aspects of the church.
Pastor Darren is happily married to his high school sweetheart and they have a house full of kids. Darren received his undergraduate degree with a dual major in Finance and Economics from University of Central Florida in 1999. In 2006, Darren also earned his Masters in Business Administration from UCF. He is currently pursuing a masters degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Larry Bazer
Our Pastor Emeritus, Brother. Larry, was the pastor of FBC Melbourne for 25 years. In 2011, his passion for missions and heart for pastors led him to be “recommissioned” for a new ministry calling. After years of leading many mission trips to many countries he felt the call of God to use his gifts in teaching and equipping church leaders from among the nations. He is the founder and president of SentEtc. and now travels the world teaching the word of God to those pastors and leaders who have no access to theological education. For those who could never attend a seminary, Brother Larry brings seminary education to them!
He is married to his beautiful bride, Gayle, and they have three children and seven grandchildren.
In his free time he enjoys reading, golfing, skiing, and just being with his grandkids.