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First Baptist Church of Avon Park

Jon Beck,  Senior Pastor

Jon grew up in Georgia where he came to Christ while growing up at First Baptist Church of Barnesville.  He has been serving in ministry since 1995 and has pastored churches in Florida, Georgia, and Indiana.  He attended The Baptist College of Florida and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He met his wife Sharon in the 9th grade and they have been married since 1989. Jon and Sharon have 3 grown children, Brantley, Emily, and Brice.

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Matthew Price, Associate Pastor of Families

Matthew has been on staff at FBC since August 2014. Prior to coming to Avon Park, Matthew and his wife Jessica lived in Louisville, Kentucky where Matt received his Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt and Jessica are from small towns in North Carolina and Tennessee and enjoy the wonderful community atmosphere in Avon Park and at First Baptist. Matt and Jessica have one baby girl, Anna. Contact Pastor Matt.

Joy Loomis, Director of Church Music

Joy leads the congregational singing each week during our corporate worship services. She also leads the adult choir, which offers a musical selection most Sundays throughout the year. Joy has Bachelor's degree in music education from Stetson University and leads the chorus at Avon Park High School (GO Red Devils!). Joy has two children, Christopher and Hannah. Contact Joy.

Administrative Staff


Judy Hendrickson, Office Manager

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    First Baptist Church
    100 North Lake Avenue
    Avon Park, FL 33825
    (863) 453-6681
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