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Ministry Leaders

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Education Ministry (Sunday School) - Ken Jernigan

Ken and his wife Linda have been attending FBC since 2009. During that time he has served as AWANA Commander, Pulpit Search Committee Member, and he currently serves as Sunday School Superintendent. Ken has given his life to helping the church reach, teach, and minister to the people of Palm Bay.

Nursery Ministry - Julie Stoddart 

Julie Stoddart has run our nurery in years past and her experience is invaluable and allows her to understand the importance of a well-organized, safe and welcoming atmosphere for the youngest of attenders. Having a quality place for children allows parents to enjoy the worship and various ministries more effectively.

Super Church Children's Ministry - Pastor Matthew Decker

Pastor Matthew Decker has been overseeing the Super Church ministry, however Super Church is taught by several teachers. Super Church is used to see children grow to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and develop a relationship with him. Matthew 19:14 “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

Each week is geared toward helping our kids understand key doctrines through Bible stories, memory verses, song, and illustrations.  While there are various teachers, they work together to follow a plan to teach through the Bible in 3 years.

AWANA Children’s Clubs - Ken Jernigan

Ken and his wife Linda have been attending FBC since 2009 and have been leading our AWANA program since 2011. They both have been working in AWANA Clubs for many years even attending as clubbers when they were young.

Ken and Linda have a heart to see young people hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to grow in their faith. “I believe Awana is a wonderful opportunity to share the Good news of Christ with the community of children surrounding us. The Awana program provides opportunities for children to have fun and hear the Gospel on a weekly basis.”

Ken has attended the AWANA Commander College and maintains a working relationship with the regional Awana missionary, leading our church to be a key supporter along the east coast of Florida.

Ken works as a Sr. Software Engineer at Rockwell Collins. He and his wife have three children.


Church Treasurer - Vera Hall

Vera Hall has been attending FBC for over 25 years and serves our church primarily as the Church Treasurer. She also works as a Budget Committee Member and an AWANA Leader.

Vera is a retired Certified Public Accountant (CPA). After 27 year of employment at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC CPA’s (formerly Hoyman, Dobson & Company) in Melbourne, FL she retired in April 2018. Prior to relocating to Palm Bay, FL Vera worked for CPA firms and in private industry in New York City. “I believe my training and experience as a CPA enables me to perform my ministry as Treasurer well. It is important that the finances of the church are handled in a God honoring and organized manner. I aim to provide the congregation and other interested parties with timely reporting of financial information; along with compliance to federal, state and local authorities.”

Vera has served as Treasurer here at FBC for over 15 years and is in charge of accounting and financial activities. She has been married to her husband Noel for over 40 years and they have two sons and one granddaughter.