Meet Our Elders
David was born in Knoxville, TN. He accepted Jesus as his Savior and Lord at Salem Baptist Church near Dayton, TN at the age of 7. He is a preacher’s kid, and his Dad, who is 101 is still serving the Lord.
He served in the U.S. Navy, earned a business degree from the University of Tennessee and later received an MBA from Florida Tech. He served for 42 years in the credit union movement with the last 26 years as President/CEO of Community Credit Union of Florida.
David plays drums in the praise band. He is married to Angela, and they have 3 children (Melissa, a public school teacher, Matthew, a Captain & pilot in the U.S. Marines, and Dylan an Airman in the U.S. Coast Guard). They also have 4 grandchildren.
David and Angela have been attending FBI since 2004. His favorite Bible passage is Psalm 23.
Dave has been an adult Bible Fellowship leader at FBI since 2000. He came to know Jesus as his Savior at 35. He and his wife, Sue, have been married since 1987 and have three children and 6 grandchildren. He retired from the aerospace industry. He enjoys woodworking and RVing, through all 48 contiguous states.
Dave has been instrumental in starting the Melbourne Bible Study Fellowship Men’s Evening group and enjoys studying the Bible in its original languages. His favorite verses are Romans 3:23-25.
Jonathan was called as the Lead Pastor in the summer of 2019. He previously served churches in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri and Louisiana. He also served on the faculty and administration of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). He holds degrees from Samford University (AL) and NOBTS (LA) (M.Div. & DMin)
He and his wife, Julie, have been married since 2002 and have three daughters – Stevens Elise, Cadence, and Medley. His hobbies and interests include college sports, a few pro teams, reading, movies/Broadway shows, and local restaurants. His favorite verses include John 10:10 and Ephesians 3:20.
Originally from New Jersey, Ken has lived in Florida for 35 years and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior here. He experienced the unconditional love of God through Jesus and the men He put in his path of sanctification. He was blessed to have godly men, mature in the Spirit who accepted him and guided his spiritual growth. Ken and his, wife, Kathy have been married 25 years and they been at FBI for 21 years. During these years, he has facilitated Bible fellowship classes, assisted with the youth, was the grille master and a deacon. Biking is my go-to exercise, but boating and fishing is what he enjoys most.
His favorite verse is Philippians 4: 8-9 – “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things. And what you learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things. And the God of peace will be with you.”