Meet the Staff


Blake Smith

Lead Pastor

Blake is a Georgia native with family ties to Panama City. He has served in churches in Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee. He holds degrees from Liberty University, Temple Baptist Seminary, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Aside from teaching God’s Word, he also enjoys fishing, hiking, hunting, reading, but mostly hanging with his wife Julie.

Virgil Tillman

Senior Adult Pastor

Pastor Virgil has served in ministry for many years and many locations. He was a military chaplain, a hospice chaplain, and pastor of several churches in Northwest Florida. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and loves to bowl.

Craig Brannon

Music Director



Laurie Roman

Office Administrator