Thanks for checking us out! We’d be honored to have you visit us in person. Below are a few Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand who we are and what we believe.
What is our Mission?
First Baptist Church of Ocala exists to glorify God by making disciples of all nations.
What are our Core Values?
The Glory of God
Lead every person and ministry of our church to please and glorify God above all else.
The Sufficiency of Scripture
Every person and ministry of our church rooted in God’s Word and embracing it as the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Call, equip, and empower leaders who live for Christ and who lead others to do so as well.
Commission every believer to think and act as a missionary in his or her local context.
Equip and empower believers locally and abroad to be disciples who make disciples.
Encourage relationships and mutual accountability with other believers in an atmosphere of grace, love, service, and acceptance.
Engage in Christ-exalting personal and corporate worship.
Every person enthusiastically participating in the life of FBC.
Confess our dependence on God in all things by living prayerfully.
You can email any FBCO staff member by using their first name and then @fbcocala.org.
Dr. Darren Gaddis
Executive Pastor & Pastor for Worship
Pastor for Disciplemaking & Mobilization
Dr. Ed Johnson
Pastor Emeritus &
Young at Heart Pastor
Pastor of Operations & Membership
Pastor for Students
NextGen Kids Director
Ministry Assistant & Receptionist
Disciplemaking & Missions Assistant
Young at Heart Ministry Assistant
NextGen Ministry Assistant
Worship and Media
Worship & Media Assistant
Worship Associate & Student Worship Director
School of Music Administrator
Director of Technical Services
Director of Video Production
Director of Communications & Executive Ministry Assistant
Calendar & Graphics Assistant
First Steps Preschool
First Steps Preschool Director
First Steps Preschool Assistant Director
Housekeeping & Facilities