Mike Orr | Senior Pastor
I am incredibly blessed to be the pastor of FBCC since June of 2000. Before coming to Chipley I pastored in Alabama. We have lived in the panhandle and wiregrass area since 1995. After answering God’s call on my life, my wife, Stephanie, and I moved to Graceville, Florida to attend Florida Baptist Theological College (now the Baptist College of Florida) where I earned a BA in Theology and an MA in Christian studies. I also studied at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Stephanie and I have been married since 1994 and we have an awesome daughter born to us in 1998. I am originally from Canton, Georgia and Stephanie from Woodstock, Georgia. Yes, we love the Dawgs!
We are extremely blessed to be part of God’s great work through the First Baptist family. We are privileged to serve with wonderful people.
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Dan Colletti | Worship Leader/Admin.
I graduated from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1976. Following graduation I attended Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
I began my ministry at FBCC in April 1980 as Minister of Music/Youth. In 1986, FBCC called me to serve as Minister of Music/Education. During 2005, my job title and ministry focus changed to Minister of Music/Administration and have served in that capacity since then.
I am married to Jenny (Swindle) Colletti. We have two daughters; Molly and Brennis. Molly is married to Slade Bridges and they have three children, Clara Jane, Sloan, and Mae. Brennis is married to James McDaniel. She has one daughter, Audrey.
Bobby Pletcher | Minister of Education
After graduating from Baptist Bible Institute (now Baptist College of Florida) in 1987 with a Bachelor of Theology degree, Deann and I moved to New Orleans, Louisiana where I enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1990, I graduated with my Master of Divinity and returned to Winter Haven to serve my home church. God lead us to serve here at First Baptist in August of 1998 as I became the Minister to Youth/Children. In 2004, First Baptist created a new staff position, Minister of Education. I was called to serve in that position in 2005. My family and I have been blessed to serve with the First Baptist Family.
I married Deann Hall in 1984 (the 2nd greatest decision I’ve made) and we have 2 wonderful children. Our daughter, Carissa (27) is currently living and working in Memphis, Tennessee, and our son, Garrett (20) is a student at Chipola State College.
Matthew Sawyer | Student Pastor
I am grateful to be serving King Jesus at FBCC. When I moved to Graceville Florida to attend BCF in 2003 I was led to attend and serve at FBCC. From that point on FBCC has always had a special place in my life. I met my wife through the college ministry and plugged in for many years. My wife and I were married in 2005 and now have two precious girls. I graduated from BCF in 2010.
It’s amazing to see how God writes our story when we surrender to his leadership. From 2008-2010 I served as an intern to the student ministry here at FBCC and then God called us to serve in another state. In only a God-sized fashion, we were led back to this church and are overwhelmed at what He has done. Our desire is to see God move among the hearts and lives of students in this community. This generation has an opportunity to experience an awakening that our country desperately needs. I can’t wait to see all that God does at FBCC. This is just the beginning!
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Ellis Wimberly | Associate Worship Leader | Adults + Youth
I have led worship for the students at FBCC since August of 2003. In November of 2006 I was added to the FBCC ministerial staff as Associate Minister of Music. Before that I worked at the Baptist College of Florida as the Assistant to the Administrative Vice President. I truly have a passion in leading spirit-filled worship before our awesome God.
I'm a native of Chiefland, Florida. I received a BA in Church Music from the Baptist College of Florida in 2001. In May of 2013 I married Kimberly Hagan of Marianna and in March of 2015 we welcomed our first child, Samuel Elias. I enjoy spending time with his wife and family, music, fishing, canoeing, and physical fitness/outdoor activities.
Jeremy Clifton | Congregational Care
I have been a part of FBCC since 2002 when I was in school at the Baptist College of Florida. I became a part of the staff in 2010 as Student Intern and served in Student Ministry through the summer of 2014; at which time I was elected to Congregational Care.
I married Tiffany Parker in 2004 and we have two children, Maggie and Jude. I graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in North Carolina in 99’, then from The Baptist College of Florida in 03’. I went on to study at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
I am committed to serving Christ by ministering to our congregation and am excited about the Lord’s working in the life of FBCC.
Anne Chenault | Children's Ministry Director
I am so blessed to be serving our Lord in my home church by ministering to children and their families, reaching and teaching children with the gospel of Christ and doing kingdom work in our community. I came to First Baptist in June of 1971. I was saved and baptized in 1973.
After graduating from Chipley High School, I attended Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. For 25 years I taught school.I served on staff at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church as their Youth and Children’s Minister from 1993-2006.
In February, 2006, I came on staff part-time as Director of Children’s Ministries.In 2010, I began serving full-time. My hobbies include reading and spending time ministering to others.
My family includes my mother, sister, brother-in law, and two nephews
Trish Payne | Ministry Assistant to the Pastor