Pastor

Pastor Rick Lesh

Elder/Pastor

Pastor Rick came to us in 2016 from First Baptist Church, Durham, NC where he served as one of the pastors there for almost 6 years after serving previously in two other churches. With over 30 years of pastoral experience, we are thrilled the Lord has sent him our way. Nancy and Rick have been married for  36 years, having known each other since the age of 12. They both are warm and outgoing and bring a youthful energy along with a seasoned wisdom to the church. Currently residing in Sebastian, they love calling Florida home. They have 3 adult children who live in NC and SC.

Rick’s ministry is one strongly committed to expositional preaching with a focus on declaring, displaying and delighting in the Glory of God as we disciple men and women to spread that delight to all nations. Every week,  he seeks to bring the authoritative Word of God to bear upon daily life as we seek to do life in community. God’s Word is not only powerful in life, but is a rich guide in helping us to worship Him more enthusiastically and walk with Him more faithfully. In fact, Peter tells us that God has “given us everything we need for life and godliness” right there in His Word. If clear, life-relevant preaching and a warm, loving people committed to doing life in community is what you are looking for, please consider this your invitation to join us Sundays at 10:30 AM or for Bible Study and Prayer Wednesday evenings at 6:45 PM. You can contact Rick at 2pastorrick@gmail.com.

Deacons

Phil Feddema

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Phil has been a deacon at FBC Barefoot Bay for almost twenty years.  The epitome of a gentleman, Phil serves with a grace and dignity that speaks volumes about his life.  Faithful and willing, Phil is found often dropping by a shut in or investing his energy to encourage those who are going through very difficult times.  His example of faithfulness is huge even though he would love to be able to do more.  We are thankful for the life and testimony Phil brings to our congregation.  He may be contacted through the church office by calling (772) 664-1040.

Dave Games

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David is a native of Frankfort, Kentucky. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 14. David has been married to his beloved wife Pam for 52 years. He is the Retired Postmaster of Frankfort, with 35 years of service in the U.S. Postal Service. David served as a deacon in two previous churches, and taught Sunday School on several occasions. David and his wife Pam have lived full-time in Barefoot Bay since 2005 and have been members of First Baptist Church of Barefoot Bay since 2006. He has been serving as Chairman of the Trustees and deacon since 2008.  You can contact David at (502) 330-0955 

Bill Criscillis

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Bill and his dear wife Zella, are from the great state of Kentucky where Bill served in numerous churches, most recently in Buck Run Baptist under the Shepherding leadership of Dr. Hershael York. During his time in Kentucky, Bill served as an leader in education and eventually served in the State Legislature as a key advocate for state education.  Today,  Bill's life is one of service and commitment to the Lord and His people.  We are delighted to have Bill serving among us.  You can contact Bill by calling (502) 295-2858.

Donald Schultze

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Don and Margie have been a wonderful part of First Baptist Church since early 2017.  They bring a refreshing sense of expectancy as well as a heart to serve.  The story of his journey with his wife of 62 years will bring joy to you heart and a smile to your lips.  They love serving the Lord for sure!  In fact, even before Don became a Deacon, he gave himself to the service of our widows.  What a blessing he has been and will be to the church.  You may contact Don on his mobile phone at (321) 693-8947.