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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

Born in Jamaica, Mrs. Vera Hall has been attending FBC for over 20 years and serves our church primarily as the Church Treasurer, although she does also work as a Budget Committee Member and AWANA Leader.

Vera is a certified CPA and works at Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC. “I believe my training and experience as a CPA enables me to perform my ministry as Treasurer well as it is important that the finances of the church are handles in a God honoring and organized manner allowing the congregation to be provided with timely reporting of the financial status.”

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 35 years and they have two children and one granddaughter.