Meet Our Ministry Team Pastor Jay Beard and CarissaPastor Jay earned his BA in Bible from Pensacola Christian College and has continued his studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at FBC, Pastor Jay oversaw the small groups and children’s ministries at one of our sister churches as an associate pastor. In addition to his preaching responsibilities, Jay teaches Wednesday night Bible study. Jay is passionate about the Bible and introducing people to Jesus. Jay is a huge fan of the Duke Blue Devils and Washington Redskins. Most afternoons find him spending time with his four kids. Carissa earned a BA in English from Pensacola Christian College and has continued her studies in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. Carissa is passionate about Women’s Ministry, leading worship, and Elevate (our youth).