First Baptist Church of Ft. Ogden
Monday, November 19, 2018
Strengthening Families For Life

Ministry Team


REV. Wayne Earnest

Senior Pastor

Pastor Wayne has served the First Baptist Church of Ft Odgen for over 13 years and has over 45 years experience in church pastoral leadership.  Pastor Wayne has served churches in both Florida and Texas.  He has served in numerous leadership positions on the local, state, and national level.  These positions have included Moderator of the Suncoast Baptist Association, member of the Florida Baptist State Board of Missions, and as a Trustee with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Wayne has led numerous mission trips to Mexico and Brazil.  Pastor Wayne and his wife Nannette are the proud parents of two daughters, and two granddaughters. He enjoys Hunting, Fishing, Boating and working with cattle. 



Minister of Music

Born in Port Charlotte, Fl and a resident of Desoto county since age 6 months , Josh Hausman has been attending the First Baptist Church of Ft. Ogden for nineteen years.  In addition to his duties as Minister of Music & Families, Josh also volunteers his time as a Sunday school teacher and youth leader. Josh and Debbie are the proud parents of Caleb, age 16, and Ashlynn, age 14. Debbie, Caleb and Ashlynn are also members of the Praise and Worship team. 
Nursery Director
Debbie is a life long member of the church and serves as nursery director in addition to supporting Josh. She is also member of the Praise and Worship team along with her children Caleb age 16 and Ashlynn age 14. 

Greg Sullivan

Student Ministries

A native Floridian, Greg has been involved with youth for more than 20 years and is our Youth Pastor. In addition to several mission trips abroad, Greg began a summer camp for children and youth that has grown from 28 students at its inception to over 200 students and workers. He is an active FCA Chaplin (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) and is in the public schools of Charlotte and Desoto counties leading prayer groups and devotions. Greg works with Josh Hausman in our Men's Ministry leading in Bible Studies and hosting a semi annual Outdoorsmen event that reaches over 500 men. Greg and wife Barbara have four children and one grandson. Greg enjoys hunting and just spending time with family.
Barbara Jo DAVIS Sullivan
Ladies Ministry Director
A native Floridian, Barbara Sullivan has been involved in ministry most of her life and has been an active member for 13 years. She attended Tomlinson Bible College in Cleveland, Tennessee. Barbara is not only our ladies Minister she also serves a the church secretary and is a member of our Praise and Worship Team and the Quilt Club. Barbara also works closely with her husband Greg who is our Youth Pastor. Barbara and Greg have four children and one grandson. In her spare time she enjoys Hunting, Fishing, Reading, Quilting and Nascar. 
MISSION Directors
Lance and Crystal have been attending the First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden for 16 years. They are the proud parents of Ashlee, age 19, Bradlee, age 16 and Emilee age 14. Throughout the years they have enjoyed participating in the church's children and youth activities. They are now teaching the Tuesday night Bible studies and heading up the local Mission trips. These trips are anything from serving at a homeless coalition, diaper drive, helping with repairs to homes, volunteering any resources needed to share the LOVE of GOD and spread the Gospel. They are looking forward to the youth Missions coming up. Lance is pursuing further education to get his Associates degree in Bible Study. Crystal is a full time deputy clerk at the Clerks office. Lance and Crystal, in their spare time love spending time with family. 


AWANA Directors

Biography coming soon . . .



Sunday School Director

Wanda and husband Daniel moved to Arcadia, Florida in 1999 from Indianapolis, Indiana. They found their church home and became members of First Baptist in 2003. They have a daughter Melissa, son Brian, grandsons Keith, Nathan and Brandon, granddaughter Danielle, great granddaughters Kyla and Ryanna. In 2005 Wanda became Sunday School Director and Daniel became and usher and greeter, positions they continue to serve in. Since 2005 she has served as our children's AWANA Program Secretary on Wednesday nights. In 2009 a Ministry for our Seniors called Silver Souls was started and Wanda was asked to be Trip Director. Her hobbies through out the years has been fishing, Nascar and crafts. Her and her husband enjoy getting together with friends. 
Barbara is a native Floridian born in Miami. She moved to Desoto county area in 1977. Married to Mike Garcia they have two sons and a granddaughter. She has been with the church for 10 years. Barbara does most of the COOKING for the church. She is part of the Quilting Club, Ladies Ministry and Awana. She enjoys hunting, quilting, reading and road trips.