Challenge 2025 Process

Church Planter Name of Church Plant City Sending Church
West
Brandon Ellis Connect Church Crestview Live Oak Baptist Church – Crestview FL
Michael Faircloth The Point Church SBC Milton Avalon Baptist Church – Milton FL
Thomas Gamble Grace Covenant Church Panama City Grace Church – Bonifay, FL
Fernando Lammoglia Iglesia Vida Sunnyside Primera Bautista de Panama City
Jared Owens Living Truth, East Campus Milton Living Truth Church – Milton FL
Russell Taylor Vertical Life Church Crestview Cross Creek Country Fellowship – Baker, FL
Sean Walker Anchor Church Freeport First Baptist Church on Bayshore – Niceville, FL
Justin Davis Family Church Sumter Sumterville First Baptist Church – Wildwood, FL
Kris Elkins LOGO Church Lawtey First Baptist Church – Boulougne, FL
Joey Hay Cornerstone Baptist Church Starke Trinity Baptist Church – Keystone Heights, FL
Michael Kirby TruLife Church of Ocala Ocala First Baptist Church – Webster, FL
John Lizarazo Celebration en Español Tallahassee Celebration Baptist Church – Tallahassee, FL
Kent McDowell AIM Church The Villages First Baptist Church at the Villages – The Villages, FL
John Ryman Faith Fellowship of Ocala Dunnellon First Baptist Church – Dunnellon, FL
East
Bradley Bennett TheCity.church, Bartram Park Campus Jacksonville The City Church – Jacksonville, FL
Angel Bermudez Iglesia Bautista Dios es Bueno Daytona Beach First Baptist Church – Daytona Beach, FL
Robert Brown Remade Church Port St Lucie Discovery Church – Port St Lucie, FL
Todd Carr Exchange Church Yulee/Wildlight First Baptist Church – Callahan, FL
Cody Chester Residency Melbourne First Baptist Church – Melbourne, FL
Olmes Corrales Congregación Cristiana Shalom Jacksonville Fort Caroline Baptist Church
Jean-Max Dorval All Nations Praise Center Palm Coast Parkview Church – Palm Coast, FL
Pedro Duran Iglesia Bautista Westside Jacksonville Westside Baptist Church – Jacksonville, FL
Joshua Glymph Refuge Church Jacksonville Jacksonville Fruit Cove Baptist Church – St Johns, FL
Daniel Helms Transformation Church Palatka First Baptist Church – Plant City, FL
Jean Robert Jn Baptiste Evangelical Church the Witnesses of Jesus-Christ Port St Lucie Central Baptist – Port St Lucie, FL
Kyle Kwitowski BluePrint Community Church Daytona Beach Spruce Creek Baptist – Port Orange, FL
Cedric Lauchner Dream Church Jacksonville The District Church – Jacksonville FL
Donald Lewis Love Gave Baptist Church Jacksonville Norwood Community Church – Jacksonville FL
Oscar Longoria The Rock Church Titusville The Grove Church – Titusville, FL
Gam Maran Chets Creek, Burmese Campus Jacksonville Chets Creek Church – Jacksonville, FL
Idaldo Matos Iglesia Redencion Jacksonville Redemption Church – Jacksonville FL
Jnmarc Molme Mount Of Olives Evangelical Baptist Church Of Palm Bay Palm Bay First Baptist Church – Melbourne, FL
Jeremy Rea Life Church Interlachen Interlachen Life Church – Palatka, FL
Martin Reinhardt Abba’s House Port St Lucie Freedom Church – Vero Beach FL
Hector Rivera Mandarin Baptist Church, Spanish Campus Jacksonville Mandarin Baptist Church – Jacksonville, FL
Joshua Rowell Family Church, Port St. Lucie Campus Port St Lucie Family Church Downtown – West Palm Beach, FL
John Shultz One Church at Atlantic Beach Jacksonville Fort Caroline – Jacksonville, FL
Jerry Smith House to House Community Church Port St. Lucie First Baptist Jensen Beach, FL
Joel Stuckey TheCity.church, Riverside Campus Jacksonville The City Church – Jacksonville, FL
Matthew Thomas Residency Melbourne First Baptist Melbourne, FL
Central
John Antonucci Residency Clearwater Calvary Clearwater, FL
Ryan Armstrong Remnant Church Leesburg Grace Alive Church – Orlando, FL
Gedeon Augustin One Another Ministry Gibsonton Grace Community Church – St. Petersburg, FL
Caleb Brasher The Grove Church Minneola The Church at South Lake – Clermont, FL
Diego Bullon Favor Church Wesley Chapel The North Pointe Church – Land O Lakes, FL
Presnel Castin New Jerusalem Haitian Baptist Church Kissimmee Ridge Baptist Association
JD Cope So.Church Orlando First Baptist Church – Orlando, FL
Adony Daout Baptist Church of the New Born Sebring Ridge Baptist Association
Alex Davis Lakes Church, South Lakeland Campus Lakeland Lakes Church – Lakeland FL
Eduardo Baldaci Metro Brazilian Baptist Orlando Dover Shores Baptist Church – Orlando, FL
Arthur Goncalves Restoration Church Sanford Central Baptist Church – Orlando, FL
Eric Hovis New City Church Wesley Chapel First Baptist Church – Tampa, FL
Gerardo Lopez Good Servant of God Iglesia Bautista Lutz First Baptist Church – Lutz, FL
Javed Massey Multicultural Outreach Orlando Grace Journey Community Church – Orlando, FL
David Medina Congregacion Cristiana Bautista Zephyrhills New Hope Baptist Church – Zephyrhills, FL
Larry Mouton No Greater Love Baptist Church Riverview Life Springs Baptist Church – Tampa, FL
David Nava Heartland Church, Spanish Campus Winter Haven Heartland Church – Winter Haven, FL
Silas Pereira Lake Hill Baptist Church – Portuguese Orlando Lake Hill Baptist Church – Orlando, FL
German Portillo Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Amanecer Lake Wales First Baptist Church – Winter Haven, FL
Oscar Rojas Primera Iglesia Bautista de Leesburg Leesburg First Baptist Church – Leesburg, FL
Stanley “Melo” Sauval One Family Church Orlando Grace Alive Church – Orlando, FL
Issac “Ike” Todd Residency Orlando Grace Alive Church – Orlando, FL
Cameron Triggs Grace Alive Church Orlando Co-Sending: First Baptist Church Of Orange Park – Orange Park, FL
Mark Warren Journey Church Wesley Chapel Myrtle Lake Baptist Church | Land O Lakes, FL
Southwest
Christopher Cornette Mercy Fellowship Venice Sonrise Baptist Church – Englewood, FL
Daniel Garcon Christ Center Fellowship of Lehigh Acres Lehigh Acres Good Shepherd Haitian Baptist Church
Blake Harcup Bedrock Sarasota Sarasota Bedrock Church Lynchburg
Paul Helton Redemption Baptist Church Bradenton Sarasota First Baptist Church – Sarasota, FL
Michael Lemon Residency Fort Myers Crossroads Baptist Church – Fort Myers, FL
Deibis Perez Betesda Church Naples Naples Betesda Church – Miami, FL
Larry Snyder The Well Baptist Church Venice Sarasota Baptist Church – Sarasota, FL
Irvin Stallworth New Beginnings Ministries of Naples Naples Fellowship Church – Immokalee, FL
Karl Rousseau Shalom Fraternity Christian Church Naples Bethesda Baptist Church – Naples, FL
Southeast
Uriel Agudelo Iglesia Bautista West Doral Miami Iglesia Bautista De Kendall – Miami, FL
Marcos Andrade Igreja Batista de Kendall Miami Iglesia Bautista De Kendall – Miami, FL
Eric Bancroft Grace Church Miami Miami Shores Providence Road Church – Miami, FL
Jean Belizaire Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Vie Fort Lauderdale Eglise Baptiste Haïtienne du Calvaire – Orange Park, FL
Eber Bernal Gracia Abundante Miami Primera Iglesia Bautista Maranatha – Hialeah, FL
Gustavo Buitron Iglesia Familiar Sherbrooke (FC) Lake Worth Family Church – West Palm Beach, FL
Anthony Burrell Living Waters Christian Fellowship Fort Lauderdale Restoring Grace Community Church – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sal Cavarretta Grace Gathering Church of Boca Raton Boca Raton Family Church – West Palm Beach, FL
Wesner Charles Place of Refuge Church West Palm Beach United Haitian Baptist Church – West Palm Beach, FL
Jose Concepcion Comunidad Biblica Cristiana SWR Sunrise Canaan Hispanic Baptist Church – Fort Lauderdale FL
Claudio Costa Igreja Real Aventura Iglesia Real – Hollywood, FL
Luiz Da Silva Crossbridge Brazilian Church Boca Raton Crossbridge Church – Boca Raton, FL
Cameron Debity Radiant City Church Boca Raton The Brook Church – Miami, FL
Samuel Delphin Primitive Baptist Church of Broward Oakland Park Haitian Fellowship Baptist Church – Oakland Park, FL
Matthew Diaz Kendall Baptist Church Miami Providence Road Church – Miami, FL
Carlos Finale Northside Baptist Church Hialeah Iglesia Bautista Northside – Hialeah, FL
Michel Galeano Iglesia Gracia Sobre Gracia Sunrise Providence Road Church – Miami, FL
Jose Garcia Nueva Esperanza Miami Christ Journey Church – Coral Gables, FL
Joseph Gaston Family Bible Church West Palm Beach Family Church – West Palm Beach, FL
John Michael Gibson Village Church Culter Bay Greenville Community Church – Greenville, SC
Kostiantyn Goncharov Inspiration Church (Slavic) Palm Beach Gardens House of Mercy Church – Port Charlotte, FL
Joe Guynes The Redeemer’s Place Plantation The Redeemer’s Place – Plantation, FL
Guillermo Hernandez Iglesia Bautista De Kendall Miami
Alex Herrera Christ Family en Espanol Miami Christ Family Church – Miami, FL
Israel Iglesias Iglesia Vertical Miami Hialeah Providence Road Church – Miami, FL
Maher Indraws Palm Springs Baptist Church, Arabic Campus West Palm Beach Palm Springs Baptist Church, FL
Joel Joseph New Visions Community Church Sunrise Good Shepherd Haitian Baptist Church
Daryl Jones The Rock Fellowship Church Miami Lakes New Life Baptist Church – Miami Gardens, FL
Sean Kim New Creation Baptist Church Davie Pembroke Road Baptist Church – Miramar, FL
Carlos Lollett Reality Church Miami Hialeah The Brook Church – Miami, FL
David Lopez Cornerstone Miami Miami Christ Fellowship – Miami FL
Jean Louissaint Tabernacle Baptiste de Gosen Miami
Cliff McCray Radiant City Church Boca Raton The Brook Church – Miami, FL
Steve Miller Restoration Church Homestead Christ Fellowship – Miami FL
Abiel Mir Harvest Miami Miami
Samuel Miranda Iglesia Alcance Miami Miami Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Hialeah, FL
Gerson Morey Iglesia Cristiana Dia De Adoracion Pembroke Pines Iglesia Real – Hollywood, Fl
Daniel Naberezhnyy Word of Life Church Boca Raton Family Church – West Palm Beach, FL
Wisny Naissance Siloam Evangelical Church of Jesus Christ Fort Lauderdale Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wilfredo Pantoja Apprentinceship Miami Iglesia Real – Hollywood, FL
Alexis Pecina Summit Church of Homestead Homestead Iglesia Real – Hollywood, FL
David Pereira Miami Baptist Church en Espanol Miami
Jaime Perez Iglesia Bautista Oasis De Bendicion Lake Worth Iglesia Bautista Oasis De Amor – Lake Worth, FL
Fabian Portunato Iglesia Bautista De Kendall (English Campus) Miami Iglesia Bautista De Kendall – Miami, FL
Craig Ratliff City View Church West Palm Beach Celebration Church Inc – Metairie LA
Eduardo Sanchez Iglesia Jesus Para Todos Hialeah Iglesia Bautista Agape – Medley, FL
Corey Sanders The Movement Church Homestead
Mark Schweitzer Gospel Life Church Sunrise New Life Baptist Church – Davie, FL
Danny Slavich Cross United Church Lighthouse Point First Baptist Church – Pompano Beach, FL
Shawn Thrasher The Palms Community Church Cutler Bay The Rock Fellowship Church – Miami Lakes, FL
Omar Vargas Real Church Hollywood Iglesia Real – Hollywood, FL
Paul Whitfield Renewal Church Jupiter Jupiter
Winston Williams Iglesia Biblica Vida Real Pembroke Pines Iglesia Real – Hollywood, FL
Mainel Yera La Gran Comision Port St. Lucie

2020 Church Revitalizations

3 Streams Church, Plant City
Atlantic Beach, First
Auburndale, First
Bayshore, Bradenton
Belvedere, West Palm Beach
Beverly Hills, First
Billory, Navarre
Bowe Gardens, Melbourne
Broadmoor Baptist Church, Miami
Calvary, Jasper
Calvary, Palatka
Casa de Vida Las Naciones, Greenacres
Caya Baptist Church, Orlando
Central, Port St Lucie
Coastal Baptist Church, Jacksonville
Congregacion Bautista BET-EL, Tavares
Cove, Panama City
Covenant Life Church, Tampa
Cruz Bay Baptist Church, St John VI
District Church
Edgewood, Lakeland
Eglise Baptiste Lumiere du Centre, Kissimmee
Eglise Baptiste Pierre Angulaire, North Lauderdale
Eglise Bautista Grace Pour la Nouvelle Generation, Cocoa
Estero, First
Evangelical Union of Fisherman, Port St Lucie
Evergreen, Lake City
Faith Temple Progressive, Lakeland
Faith, Lake Placid
Ferris Hill, Milton
Floral City, First
Floridatown, Pace
Freedom Church, Vero Beach
Friendship, Malone
Frontenac, Sharpes
Galilee Community, Hollywood
Geneva, First
Grace Connection Baptist, Miami
Graceway Church, Plant City
Haitian Evangelical Baptist Church, Homestead
IB Cristo La Unica Esperanza, Miami
Iglesia Bautista Central, Kissimmee
Iglesia Bautista De Renovacion, Miami
Iglesia Bautista Hay Vida en Jesus, Orlando
Iglesia Bautista Jerusalem, Orlando
Iglesia Bautista Lake Saunders, Mt. Dora
Iglesia Bautista Peniel, Ocala
Iglesia Bautista Resurreccion de Kissimmee
Iglesia Bautista Saron, Miami
Iglesia Bautista Unidos Por Fe, Lakeland
Iglesia Bautista West Hialeah, Hialeah
Iglesia Comunidad de Gracia, Kissimmee
Jay, First
Journey, White Springs
Korean American, Pensacola
Korean Hope Church, Navarre
Lake Hill, Orlando
Lake Josephine, First – Sebring
Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota
Legacy Church, Estero
Lehigh Acres, First (Spanish)
Living Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Tampa
Living Truth Church, Pace
Main Street, Bartow
Mandarin, Jacksonville
Marathon, First
New Destiny Christian Center, Quincy
New Philadelphia Worship Center, St. Petersburg
New Victory, Tampa
North Dunedin, Dunedin
North Oak Baptist Church, Citrus Springs
North River Church, Parrish
Northwest, Gainesville
Oak Grove, Wauchula
Oak Park, Tampa
Olivet Baptist Church, Milton
One God In Three Persons, First – Miami
Palatka, First
Palm View, Palmetto
Parkway, Miami Gardens
Parkway, Plant City
Peters Road, Plantation
Pine Grove, Gainesville
Pine Level, Jay
Pleasant Grove, Pensacola
Premera Iglesia Bautista La Hermosa, Miami
Premiere Eglise Baptiste Haitienne, Jacksonville
Primera Iglesia Bautista Casa de Bendicion
Primera Iglesia Bautista La Hermosa, Leisure City
Riverside, Miami
San Jose, Jacksonville
Sanctification Haitian, St. Petersburg
South Conway Road, Orlando
Starke, First
Sunrise City Church, Fort Walton Beach
Sweet Home Missionary, Miami
Templo Biblica Bautista, Winter Garden
The Movement Church, Homestead
The Point Church, Elberta
Titusville, First
Trinity, Apopka
Union Springs Missionary, DeFuniak Springs
Unity Missionary, Jacksonville
Valley Road Baptist Church, Crestview
Vision Baptist Church, Jacksonville
Wallace, Pace
Zion Hope, Lakeland

12,888 baptisms reported in 2020 as of April 5, 2021.

29,010 mission engagements reported in 2020 as of February 5, 2021.

481 churches participated in the 2020 Maguire State Mission Offering. $557,972 was given to support church planting across the state of Florida.

Five Year Goals:

2021 – $760,000
2022 – $820,000
2023 – $880,000
2024 – $940,000
2025 – $1,000,000

The compassion and generosity of Florida Baptist churches to the Cooperative Program has enabled us to propel missions throughout our state, our nation and our world! Thank you for your sacrificial giving as we partner with the family of Florida Baptist churches to release 51% of Cooperative Program dollars outside of Florida to reach the nations.

Click here to view a summary of Cooperative Program gifts received in the state convention office in 2020, from January through December. Gifts from “at large” churches are those affiliated with the State Convention, but not with a local association, and are listed by church under the heading “Church at Large.”

Churches are encouraged to check the listing carefully and inform the Convention’s Support Services if corrections are needed. Each church and mission is urged to use the Convention remittance form when sending gifts to the Convention office, located at 6850 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL  32216. Additional forms will be supplied upon request. Please mail financial contributions to PO Box 550589, Jacksonville, FL  32255-0589.