Derek Parker

Lead Pastor

Jerry Busby

Pastor of Family Ministries

Tom Benefiel

Pastor of Missions & Church Ministry

Brandon Hancock

Pastor of Student Ministries

Jerry R. Lancaster

Pastor Emeritus

After graduating from seminary in June 1974, Pastor Lancaster and wife Joy moved from Cincinnati, Ohio to Florida to serve as youth director of Calvary Baptist Church of Gulfport (now called Starkey Road Baptist Church).  On June 5, 1977, he church voted to make Pastor Lancaster the Co-Pastor with the understanding that he would become sole Pastor at the time of Pastor Eric Folsom’s retirement which had not yet been set.

The church purchased it’s present property location in August 1980.  Pastor Eric Folsom retired on April 24, 1983, and the first church service was held at this location only a couple weeks later on May 15, 1983.

Pastor Lancaster completed 45 years of faithful service on June 23, 2019, at which time the church appointed him with formal title of Pastor Emeritus.


Chanda Mangiaracina

Director of Music

Terry Ribble

Director of Senior Ministry

Miguel Quintana

Pastor of Spanish Ministries


Tammi Busby

Sue Merrill

Sandy Loeffler


Doug Green

Alysia Choppolla

Matt Altman

Kyle Storie

Kris Benefiel

Charlene McClintock