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                                     


12/03 - 12/09  Ted Rabourn 

(Deacons Banquet Dec 5th at 6:00pm)

12/10 - 12/16  Dubner Saintilus

(Breakfast in Bethlehem prep Dec 15th & serve 6:00am Dec 16th)

(Silent Lord's Supper Dec 17th at 5:00pm)

12/17 - 12/23  Freddie Schinz

(Live Nativity Dec 18th - 23rd)  

12-24 - 12/30  Jerry Simmons

12/31 - 01/06  Gary Wilson

(Deacons Meeting Jan 2nd at 6:00pm)

01/07 - 01/13  Charles Wimberly

01/14 - 01/20  Johnny Woitt

01/21 - 01/27  Greg Aldridge

01/28 - 02/04  Adam Babcock


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 2017; 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.

Charles Wimberly, Deacon Chairman


2017 Deacons

Greg Aldridge                   Greg Artabasy                             Adam Babcock (Vice Chair)        Greg Black  

Phillip Cowart                   Ryan Edwards (inactive)             Bruce Garner                                Rick Hale                   

Cordell Harrison               George Hendricks                       Jim Henry                                     Jeff Hyder                                                                                       

Doug Johnson                  Don Lambert                               Ken McDowell                              Doug Murphy                                                       

Mike Nichols                     Lonnie Owen Jr                           Bill Palmer                                   Barry Parks                                                                                          

James Parrish                  Ted Rabourn (Recorder)            Dubner Saintilus                          Freddie Schinz

Gary Wilson                     Charles Wimberly (Chairman)    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.

2017 Deacon Meeting Schedule (6:00 pm on the following dates)

Jan 3rd, Feb 7th, March 14th, April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, July 11th, Aug 1st, Sep 12th, Oct 3rd, Nov 7th, Dec 5th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BANQUET