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Contact & Visiting Info


555 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

Worship Service

Worship: 9:00 AM
Bible Study: 10:00 AM


Phone & Email

(850) 932-2207


Meet the Staff of FBC Gulf Breeze

Jeff Spooneybarger

Jeff Spooneybarger

Lead Pastor

Jeff has been with FBC Gulf Breeze for 14 years as Lead Pastor.  He is happily married to Shannon for 20+ years 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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Brent Allen

Brent Allen

Family Pastor

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

Kevin Tillman

Kevin Tillman

Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

Kevin began at First Baptist Church in September of 2014.  He brings over 30 years of ministry experience with him.  Kevin has served as a music minister, children’s minister, youth pastor, lead pastor, and church planter.  He received his undergraduate music degree from the University of Georgia, and his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is married to Shannon.  Shannon and Kevin spend a great deal of time with their nieces taking hikes, on the kayaks, in the beach, or in the pool.  He enjoys tinkering with all of the latest geeky gadgets, and every fall he is a huge college football fan (GO DAWGS!).  

Teresa Furney

Teresa Furney

Financial Secretary

Teresa joined the team in January of 2018. She brings years of ministry experience with her. Though her official title is “Financial Secretary”, she is involved in so much more. Teresa is married to her husband Rocky. They have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

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Gabo Vargas

Gabo Vargas

Pastor, Mision Casa

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 2003.

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Tina Landry

Tina Landry

Care Ministries Director

Tina heads up our “Care Ministries”.  Currently we have weekly meetings for GriefShare.  We also have a team of people that prepare and serve a meal at the Waterfront Rescue Mission monthly.  We are always in need of more volunteers for these ministries.  For more information about the ministries or to volunteer, you can contact Tina at the email below.

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What We Believe

If you’ve searched this far, you might be looking for our statement of beliefs.  Here they are:

The Bible

The Bible, consisting of all the books of the Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God, a supernaturally given revelation from God Himself, concerning Himself, His being, nature, character, will and purposes; and concerning man, his nature, need and duty and destiny. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are without error or misstatement in their moral and spiritual teaching and record of historical facts.


There is one God, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Our Lord Jesus was supernaturally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin Mary, a lineal descendant of David. He lived and taught and wrought mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as is recorded in the four Gospels. He was put to death by crucifixion under Pontius Pilate. God raised from the dead the body that had been nailed to the cross. The Lord Jesus after His crucifixion showed Himself to be alive to His disciples, appearing unto them by the space of 40 days. After this, the Lord Jesus ascended into heaven, and the Father caused Him to sit at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come, and put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him to be Head over all things to the Church.

The Lord Jesus, before His incarnation, existed in the form of God and of His own choice laid aside His divine glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men. In His pre-existent state, He was with God and was God. He is a divine person possessed of all the attributes of Deity, and should be worshiped as God by angels and man. “In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” All the words that He spoke during His earthly life were the words of God. There is absolutely no error of any kind in them, and by the words of Jesus Christ the words of all other teachers must be tested.

The Lord Jesus became in every respect a real man, possessed of all the essential characteristics of human nature.

By His death on the cross, the Lord Jesus made a perfect atonement for sin, by which the wrath of God against sinners is appeased and a ground furnished upon which God can deal in mercy with sinners. He redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse in our place. He who Himself was absolutely without sin was made to be sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. The Lord Jesus is coming again to his earth, personally, bodily, and visibly. The return of our Lord is the blessed hope of the believer, and in it God’s purposes of grace toward mankind will find their consummation.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a person, and is possessed of all the distinctively divine attributes. He is God.


Man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, but the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam. All men, until they accept the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior, are lost, darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, hardened in heart, morally and spiritually dead through their trespasses and sins. They cannot see, nor enter the Kingdom of God until they are born again of the Holy Spirit.


Men are justified on the simple and single ground of the shed blood of Christ and upon the simple and single condition of faith in Him who shed the blood, and are born again by the quickening, renewing, cleansing work of the Holy Spirit, through the instrumentality of the Word of God.

All those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior and their Lord, and who confess Him as such before their fellow men, become children of God and receive eternal life. They become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. At death their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness, and at the Second Coming of Christ their bodies shall be raised and transformed into the likeness of the body of His glory.

All those who persistently reject Jesus Christ in the present life shall be raised from the dead and throughout eternity exist in the state of conscious, unutterable, endless torment and anguish.  

The Church

The Church consists of all those who, in this present dispensation, truly believe in Jesus Christ. It is the body and bride of Christ, which Christ loves and for which He has given Himself.


There is a personal devil, a being of great cunning and power: “The prince of the power of the air,” “The prince of this world,” “The god of this age.” He can exert vast power only so far as God suffers him to do so. He shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone and shall be tormented day and night forever.