Meet Our Ministry Team

Pastor Jay and Carissa Beard with their children (Julie, Caedmon, Avaril, and Raegan)

Pastor Jay and Carissa Beard

Pastor Jay is our lead pastor. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Pensacola Christian College and is pursuing his MDiv. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about pursuing his own relationship with Jesus as he leads our church to love our community well.

Carissa Beard holds a B.A. in English from Pensacola Christian College and is pursuing a Masters of Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She oversees our Women’s Ministry and Elevate Youth Ministry as well as helping to lead the worship team.

Bill Offutt

Bill leads our worship team. Bill is passionate about the power of worship to lead our hearts into the presence of God.

Jan Jones

Jan leads our FBC Kids ministry with energy and a smile. Jan has lead Children’s ministry for over 40 years in various churches, and is passionate that children who meet Jesus are world changers.