LEADERSHIP

David Tarkington

Pastor

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David surrendered his life to Jesus Christ in his fourth grade Sunday School class at Trinity Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. David's father was career Air Force, so he has lived in numerous states. He was born in west Tennessee, but has called Orange Park home since 1994. He attended Texas Wesleyan University for two years where he played on the basketball team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas, a Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Educational Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David has served on pastoral staff at First since 1994 and as Lead Pastor since 2005. He is married to Tracy and they have two adult children. Be sure to check out his blog at davidtarkington.com.

Executive Team

Shelvin Lamb

Worship Pastor

Stanley Puckett

Executive Pastor

Equip Team

John Green

Student Pastor

Donna Hutcheson

Preschool Family Director

Dave Paxton

Generations Pastor

Crystal Saunders

Children & Family Ministries

Engage Team

Kenzie Allen

Missions Director

Patrick Hayle

Mercy Ministries Pastor

John Robinson

Missionary to Europe

(Based in Wales)

Jacob Saunders

Disaster Relief Minister

Tracy Tarkington

School Partnerships

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Brian Borden

Associate Pastor

Jordan O'Brien

Worship Ministries Associate

Brian Hoffman

Associate Pastor

Stan Rivers

Associate Pastor

Andres Lavanderos

Associate Pastor

Austin Libal

Student Ministry Associate

Ministry Support Team

Shari Barbaro

Secretary

Bert Gates

Financial Secretary

Erin Knight

Secretary

Leon Lopez

Custodial

Gail Osborn

Secretary

Von Swiger

Facilities

Joyce Veal

Secretary

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First Baptist Church & First Family Network
1140 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, FL 32073