Deacon of the Week (DOW) -- please call the church at 850-243-3163 to contact any of the deacons listed below or refer to your weekly church bulletin or Carry The Light (see the Resources tab) for specific DOW contact numbers    


07/08 - 07/14  George Hendricks

07/15 - 07/21  Jim Henry

07/22 - 07/28  Johnny Woitt

07/29 - 08/04  Mike Nichols

08/05 - 08/11  Ted Rabourn

(Deacon Meeting Aug 7th at 6:00pm)

08/12 - 08/18  Bruce Garner

08/19 - 08/25  Dubner Saintilus

08/26 - 09/01  Greg Black

09/02 - 09/08  Charles Wimberly

(Deacon Meeting Sep 4th at 6:00pm)

09/09 - 09/15  Adam Babcock

09/16 - 09/22  Jim Mayes

09/23 - 09/29  Mike Nichols


Welcome to the Deacon section of First Baptist Church, Fort Walton Beach. This section includes: a list of the Deacons on active status for the calendar year 2018; and a description of the Deacon of the Week (DOW) plan/process used for Deacons to minister to the church family. Please don’t hesitate to contact the church or me if you have comments or questions on this or any other portion of the Deacon Program.

Ted Rabourn, Deacon Chairman


2018 Deacons

Greg Aldridge                   Adam Babcock                           Greg Black                                   Phillip Cowart (inactive)

Bruce Garner                   Rick Hale (inactive)                     Cordell Harrison (inactive)          George Hendricks               

Jim Henry                        Jeff Hyder                                     Doug Johnson                            Don Lambert (Recorder)                   

Jim Mayes                        Ken McDowell                              Doug Murphy                             Mike Nichols                  

Lonnie Owen Jr                Barry Parks (Ass't Chairman)    James Parrish (inactive)            Ted Rabourn (Chairman)

Dubner Saintilus               Freddie Schinz                            Jerry Simmons                           Gary Wilson                   

Charles Wimberly             Johnny Woitt


Deacon Ministry Plan

FBC/FWB's Family Ministry Program includes an On Call Deacon Plan. The Deacon Body believes we are called to minister to all of the members/families of the church, and that we can best do this through the on call plan. The on call method differs from family ministry in that deacons do not have specific families assigned to them in most cases. If a church family has a member in the hospital for instance (or has any other need) they can simply call the church office or the Deacon on call for that week. As soon as the Deacon is notified of a need, he will contact/visit the member/family in need, minister to the best of his ability, and report to all of the active Deacons and the FBC/FWB Staff on the situation, action taken and suggested additional action (if appropriate) that the Deacons/Church Staff might need to take. Thus all active Deacons and the Church Staff will know of the member/family need (unless requested to keep it confidential) and can immediately be in prayer for the situation.

The on call method described above has been incorporated into the Deacon of the Week (DOW) duties. The DOW, the assistant DOW and their phone numbers will be published each week in the Worship Guide. Additionally, the DOW for each week of the month will be published in the church newsletter and be placed on the church web site (see current DOW list above). The period of service for each DOW is from Sunday through Saturday. In most instances, the assistant DOW will become the DOW for the following week.

If any member/family is not comfortable with this plan and would prefer to have a Deacon assigned to them, please contact the Chairman of Deacons. This change does not preclude any member from contacting any Deacon at any time on any matter. We are convinced that all active Deacons feel called to be servants for Christ and desire to do that in a manner that is pleasing to Him and each individual member/family associated with FBC/FWB.

2018 Deacon Meeting Schedule (6:00 pm on the following dates)

Jan 9th, Feb 6th, March 6th, April 3rd, May 15th, June 12th, July 10th, Aug 7th, Sep 4th, Oct 2nd, Nov 6th, Dec 4th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BANQUET