Meet our Pastors
Just prior to coming to Winter Garden’s First Baptist Church he had worked as a Ministry Catalyst with numerous ministries and churches around the country. This exposure and experience has given him great insight into leading our church in this new century. Prior to that he served as Executive Director at
The church has come to love his straight forward and challenging messages. He has brought the simple but life changing message of the two reasons we are alive: “To love God and to share Gods love with others”. He also brings a great sense of humor. He likes to say: “if we can’t giggle every few minutes then someone is doing something wrong!”
His wife Carol works as an Elementary School Principal and they have 5 children two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. They all attend our church.
Pastor Tim loves the challenge of leading a historic church in a historic setting to be both a place that honors the past and stays on the cutting edge of contemporary church ministry.
Keith and Susan met in college, graduated from University of Central Florida, married and moved to Texas for Keith to pursue his master’s degree at Southwestern Theological Seminary, where Susan worked as a social worker. Upon his graduation they returned to Winter Garden, where they’ve lived on her family’s farm place. Susan has been called alongside Keith in ministering and made her primary role raising their children. As Keith has said over the years (for you “stay at home moms”), Susan has been, “Socializing homo-sapiens into the dominant values of the Judaeo Christian tradition in order that they might be instruments for the transformation of the social order into the kind of eschatological utopia that God willed from the beginning of creation.”
Keith and Susan consider themselves blessed to be part of Winter Garden’s First Baptist Church and community for these many years.
He and his wife, Kerry met at Southwestern. They grew up thirty minutes from each other in Central Florida, but met over a thousand miles away in Fort Worth, Texas.
Pastor Will gives oversight to our children and family ministry, uses his graphic artist degree in many areas of church publications, and promotion. He ministers to the whole church family and to families in the community through our recreation ministry which varies from Upward children’s sports programs to men’s basketball and coed volleyball. One of his passions is surfing so he gives leadership and input to the surf expo held in Orlando and Christian Surfers.
Pastor Will is the one who coined our phrase, “Who you looking out for?” as we seek to make a difference in Winter Garden, as Winter Garden’s First Baptist Church.
Meet our Ministry Leaders
Tom has a degree in music composition, conducting, and education from Michigan State University. Kenneth G. Bloomquist, Department of Music Chair Person (Retired), at Michigan State University, had this to say regarding Tom: “Tom Dale has distinguished himself as one of the very finest musicians to ever graduate from Michigan State University. His skill as a composer, conductor, and performer places him on a level with only the very finest musicians in the world.” His passion to worship the Lord drives him.
Tom is married to Jennell, a highly regarded audio engineer and media technologist.
Deb, was born and raised in a small town in north Alabama and has been serving the Lord in full time ministry for over twenty-five years.
Deb and Scott have been married for over 35 years and have two grown children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, four handsome grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter. They are thrilled to be back in Central Florida serving the Lord once again with their dear friends, Pastor Tim and Carol. They are looking forward to the new friends they will meet while serving Winter Garden’s First Baptist Church.
Deb’s heart is to press on to all that Christ saved her for…His glory! Phil. 2:12-14
Meet our Worship Leaders
Jimmy is married to JoAnn who also sings with the praise team. They have two married daughters.