First Focus


On Wednesday evening, Deacon Chairman Dave Westberry presented the interim staff transition plan to our church. I’m so grateful to Dave, Personnel Chair Joan Cassels, Deacon Chair-elect Stuart Pearce, our personnel committee, and all of our deacons for their careful deliberation and prayerful consideration of this plan.

As we enter this interim season, it’s comforting to know that we have such a talented staff. Each one is capable, adaptable, and available to our church. As you know, each one of our Pastoral Staff has expressed their personal desire to do whatever is needed in the interim. They have stepped up the plate and have offered great support to me and our church. I’m grateful to each one of them.

While the Israelites were on their way to the Promised Land, Moses and Aaron each used their gifts to guide the people administratively (Moses) and pastorally (Aaron). Moses guided the route through the wilderness, managed water and food, and worked with tribal leaders. Aaron was the priest, guiding the people as he took their needs to the Lord. Both worked together to assist the people in their various responsibilities.

During the interim, we will be guided by our own Aaron and Moses. As Associate Pastor, Josh will be overseeing Pastoral Staff and their daily functions. As Executive Pastor, John will be overseeing administrative functions of the church. All of our pastoral, professional, administrative, and Weekday staff will ensure a smooth transition to a Senior Pastor for First Baptist Church.
The ministry we offer each other in the interim is so vital to the renewal of the church and the future growth of the body. I know God will use these days for his glory through First Baptist. Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

  • February 28: Combined Service at 10:30AM
  • Regular SMBS at 8:00 and 9:00 a.m.
  • March 4: Faith Food Friday at FBCTLH
  • March 6: Children’s Choir Musical
  • Good Friday March 25
  • Remember from 11:00 – 5:30
  • Tenebrae at 6:30
  • April 2: Springtime Tallahassee
  • April 2 – 3: Youth Beach Retreat
  • April 13: Dawson Memorial Baptist Church Senior Choir in concert in Sanctuary 6:00 p.m.
  • April 29: Secret Church event
  • May 31 – June 5: Youth Choir Tour
  • June 13 – 17: Vacation Bible School
  • June 20 – 24: Youth Camp