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


Stanley Puckett

Executive Pastor

David Tarkington


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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.

Dave Paxton

Generations Pastor

Shelvin Lamb

Worship Pastor

Andres Lavanderos

Church Planting Pastor

Brian Hoffman

Associate Pastor


Kenzie Allen

Missions Director

Donna Hutcheson

Preschool Family Director

John Robinson

Missionary to Europe

(Based in Wales)

Brian Borden

Associate Pastor

Austin Libal

Student Minister (Island)

Crystal Saunders

Children & Family Ministries

John Green

Student Pastor

Jordan O'Brien

Worship Leader (Island)

Jacob Saunders

Community Missions

Patrick Hayle

Mercy Ministries Pastor

Stan Rivers

Associate Pastor (Creek)

Tracy Tarkington

School Partnerships

Administrative & Facilities Team

Shari Barbaro


Nickie Beaudrot


Bert Gates

Financial Secretary

Erin Knight


Leon Lopez


Gail Osborn


Von Swiger


Joyce Veal