Come worship with us every Sunday morning at 9:00am.

Sunday School classes at 10:00am.

About FBC Gulf Breeze

First Baptist Church started in 1955 with very humble beginnings.  Meeting in homes with just a few people, the vision for starting a new congregation began to take shape.  The congregation grew rapidly over the next couple of decades, as many people moved into the community of Gulf Breeze.  The church today is grateful to those early visioneers that followed God’s leading.

Today, God continues to bless the congregation.  Starting three separate congregations has given the church new ways to reach even more people.  On a given Sunday you will encounter a very diverse group of individuals, but they are all part of the same family.

Contact Us

First Baptist Church is located at 555 Fairpoint Drive in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Our regular worship time is Sunday morning at 9:00am.  Sunday School classes begin immediately following the morning service at 10:00am.  Send us a message, give us a call, or join us in worship!

PHONE:  (850) 932-2207

LOCATION:  555 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

SERVICE TIME:  9:00am | Sunday Morning

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FBC Gulf Breeze Staff

Jeff Spooneybarger

Jeff Spooneybarger

Senior Pastor

Jeff has been with First Baptist Church since 2004.  He is happily married to Shannon and together they have 3 kids.  Full of laughter, dinner time at the Spooney house is far from normal…don’t be surprised if you have to duck to avoid being hit by a flying piece of chicken.  Recently they discovered they could shoot peas a long distance by launching them from a fork.  Mom still isn’t happy about it.  On his days off you will find Jeff Scuba diving, fishing, or hunting with his family.  More than anything else, Jeff is passionate about telling God’s story to all who will listen.

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Kevin Tillman

Kevin Tillman

Minister of Music

Kevin began at First Baptist Church in September of 2014.  He enjoys tinkering with all of the latest geeky gadgets, and every fall he is a huge college football fan (GO DAWGS!).

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Brent Allen

Brent Allen

Family Pastor

Brent was hired in November 2010 and has been working as the Family Pastor.   Brent is married to his beautiful bride Wendy, and has three wonderful children, Jonathan, Rachel Grace and David.  Brent likes to cook, fish, camp, SCUBA dive, bike ride, play tennis and basketball, read, run and cruise the beach in his jeep.

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Gabo Vargas

Gabo Vargas


Gabriel was born in Bogota, Colombia and has lived in the United States since 2000. That’s the same year that he and his lovely wife, Christina Perez, were married. They have two sons: Matthew and Thomas. They met Jesus “The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” in a small town near Neptune Beach, Florida in Year 2003.

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David Melton

David Melton

Pastor of Discipleship

David officially joined the Storypoint staff in June 2016 after being a volunteer for about four years. He has been blessed volunteering at Church in the Park, teaching Bible Studies, fill in preaching, leading Wednesday prayer and Bible study, and serving anywhere the Church and staff need him.  David and his wife, Carolyne, have two daughters who live in Louisiana.  David enjoys boating, fishing, and joining Carolyne in exploring historical sites.  Most of all, David, loves time spent reading the Bible and books that expand his creativity in teaching and sharing about Jesus. 

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Shannon Wall

Children's Minister

Shannon is our newest staff member and she heads up our Children’s Ministry. Her passion for our children is off the chart and wants nothing more than to see your child grow in Christ and have a personal relationship with Him.

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Sagar Sukka

Sagar Sukka

Intern Pastor

Sagar came to us all the way from Hyderabad, India. He is a graduate of Moody Seminary in Chicago, IL and has a passion towards shepherding and preaching.

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Tommy Neel

Tommy Neel

Church Administrator

Starting his journey in September of 2014, Tommy has really enjoyed meeting and serving the people of First Baptist Church. He is a self proclaimed nerd as he loves all things tech & Apple.  He and his wife Amanda have three amazing little boys – Landon, Brody & Toby.

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