Meet Our Team
LEAD PASTOR – ERIC STEVENSON
Thank you so much for taking some time to stop by our church’s home on the internet. It is my hope that you will discover what you need to know about FBCBG and feel drawn to join us as you continue your faith journey.
Before you can know about the church, it’s probably best that you know a little bit more about me. My name is Eric Stevenson and I have been married to my amazing wife Heather since June of 1998. Let me just tell you that I certainly married up! I have two children, Molly who is getting smarter, taller, and more beautiful each and every day, and my little man EJ who is a joy to be around. He always keeps us on our toes with his energy and intellect!
As a child, I made a personal profession of faith in Jesus with the help and guidance of my late brother Chad. It wasn’t until later in high school that I totally surrendered my will to Jesus and made myself available to His leadership in my life. During my senior year in high school, God called me into full-time ministry, and more specifically youth ministry. I have been in full time vocational ministry since 2000.
In March of 2008, God brought my family and me to Belle Glade where I have spent the majority of my time working in the youth ministry here at FBC. In March of 2014, our Lead Pastor and after a short time of filling the interim role the church decided to make me the Senior Pastor in November of 2014.
I absolutely love Belle Glade and God’s church! My heart is to see our church continue to grow numerically, physically (we do have a fitness center!), and spiritually; because as this happens, God’s Kingdom is growing, which is the most important thing!
I hope that you will consider becoming part of our fellowship and that you will feel at home with us! If you have any questions or would like to know more about our ministry, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Email Pastor Eric.
WORSHIP PASTOR – JON BARKER
Jon grew up in several states across America and attended college at Samford University, graduating with a major in Theory and Composition. He has participated in mission work throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, Central America, and most of the US. For the past 26 years, Jon has been writing and leading worship in churches across the nation. He has also been listed several times amongst the top christian music composers within the past 12 years. Being a songwriter, music director, composer, singer, husband to Rachel for 20 years, and father to 3 daughters (Nora, Mattie, and Lindsay), life stays every exciting for Jon. One of the constants in his life is that he longs to share the hope of Jesus Christ with all he meets. Email Pastor Jon.
STUDENT PASTOR – JOSH LEWIS
Josh believes, “ the greatest thing you can ever do for a person is simply love them and share Jesus with them.”
Josh focuses his life and ministry around Proverbs 3:5-6:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Josh met and married his wife Rachael while they both were attending Central Baptist College, they were married in 2008. That same year Josh started in full time ministry. Rachael has been and continues to be a huge help to Josh in ministry. Josh and Rachael have a little girl, Emma Grace Lewis. Emma is definitely fun to be around, and a great reminder of the joy kids bring. The Lewis family want to personally invite you and your family to come see what God is doing in and through First Baptist church of Belle Glade. Email Pastor Josh.
DIRECTOR OF RECREATIONS AND OUTREACH – DARYEL PERSON
Daryel and his family have come to join our staff as the Director of Recreation and Outreach. From a young age, Daryel has enjoyed participating in a variety of sports and played college soccer and baseball at Toccoa Falls College. While at TFC he earned a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education and was a history teacher and soccer coach for eight years. Daryel’s passion for sports and recreation ministry began in 2008 after completing a soccer mission trip to Vermont and shortly after he and his family began serving with Missionary Athletes International (MAI) in Charlotte, NC. During his time with MAI, Daryel served as the Camp Director Administrator for the Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club and saw many children come to know the Lord and be impacted through soccer ministry. Daryel was blessed with the opportunity to pursue his Master of Arts in Family Ministry at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX.
“My family and I are truly excited about joining the community of First Baptist Church Belle Glade and the future ministry opportunities God will supply through sports, recreation, fitness, and outreach events. I look forward to partnering with the community and discovering how I can be used by God in the Belle Glade community to minister and bring the message of the Gospel through sports and recreation.”
Daryel and his wife Hannah have been married for 14 years and have four children with a fifth to arrive in July. The oldest is Daryel James, followed by Bennett, William, and our daughter Abigail. Daryel enjoys a variety of fitness, recreation, and outdoor activities from running half-marathons, hunting, camping with his family, and backpacking.
“I am excited about what God is going to do through our family here in Belle Glade, and am blessed to contribute to this wonderful community through First Baptist Church, a place where You Belong.”
My life verse is Colossians 3:17, And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”