Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Next Meeting - September 13 - Park Street - St. Petersburg

We are honored to be hosting the FBBF meeting this month. We have a good line up of speakers and a very nice lunch planned for the day.  Come on over to St Petersburg for a great time of fellowship.  If any of you would like to spend the night and play a little golf on Tuesday just let me know and we can arrange it. 

Meeting Schedule

                                    11:30               Scott Carlson 
                                    12:15               Lunch
                                    1:00                 Business Meeting
                                    1:30                 Glen Caneel
                                    2:15                 Dan Pride

Directions:  Once you are on 275  take the 38th Ave exit.  Go west on 38th Ave.  At Tyrone Blvd turn right and the church is on the left by Walgreens.  If you are using GPS our address is 3901 Park St, St Petersburg.  The phone number is 727-345-1800.

For the Ladies:
 Ladies, be our guest at a Blessings Unlimited Workshop. Come to be refreshed, encouraged and blessed as we fellowship together. You will be making something to take with you and there will be door prizes. Plan to join us!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Invitation to October's Meeting from Pastor Dave Janney

Orlando Baptist Church
500 S. Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 277-8671

Dear Pastors,

This October we are honored to host the FBBF Meeting. Last year we had the November meeting within the
context of mission’s, as we kicked off our Missions Conference week. While mission’s is the heartbeat of our
church, we are excited to theme this year’s meeting “I love my Church.” Here’s what we would like to
accomplish. We want preaching that will encourage us in our calling as ministers, information and material
that will help us to be more effective as preachers and a time of great fellowship.

Here’s how you can help make this happen:
   1. Come to the meeting. It will not be the same without you here. Please come and fellowship with us.
   2. Email me one of your sermons or a series that we can reproduce for the pastors coming. My email
address is I can use a podcast but I would like an outline or
manuscript too. This will be a great resource for all of us. I will add a few series the Lord has really
blessed in the last year at our church also. This will be a great resource for all pastors attending.
   3. Bring a pastor who doesn’t normally or often come to the meetings. We will make him feel welcomed
and enjoy the fellowship with him.
   4. Bring your wives and staff. We will have a special lunch and meeting for the wives and a very cool time
for the youth pastors.

11:00am - Pastor Dale Brooks, Avalon Church - Avalon Park, Florida

11:45am - Lunch and business meeting & Ladies lunch at the Janney home

12:45am - Pastor Gordon Godfrey, Marcus Pointe Baptist Church - Pensacola, Florida

1:30pm - Pastor Jay Lowe, Liberty Baptist Church - St. Petersburg, Florida

Please read a brief bio on each of our preachers. You will not want to miss hearing these wonderful men of

We look forward to hosting the October meeting. It is my prayer we will all leave refreshed, encouraged and
ready to go home and lead our people as we “Love our Church” together. Please email me and let me know
you are coming and please send me your sermon or series for this special pastor’s collection.

Be blessed,
Pastor Dave

Pastor Dale Brooks

Pastor Dale Brooks has been a friend in the ministry for 16 years. Dale was Associate Pastor at Orlando Baptist Church from 1994 to 2002. Since March of 2002, Dale has served as the Senior Pastor of Avalon Church. Avalon Church was started within the support of several of our Pastors in the FBBF. Avalon was a church plant out of First Coast Baptist Church in Jacksonville and Orlando Baptist Church in Orlando Florida. Dale’s practical education comes from spending 14 years in business and 18 years in full time ministry. Dale has a compassion for people that is visibly demonstrated through both his Sunday messages, and his weekday ministries. His faith, vision and enthusiasm have led Avalon Church to the place it is today with a beautiful new campus and an average Sunday attendance of 700. Dale and his wonderful wife, Leigh Anne, were married for 14 years prior to her death in April 2009. Dale loves his people, God’s church and he will have a great word on ‘loving the church’.

Pastor Jay Lowe

I have known Pastor Jay Lowe since I was a young boy in Miami and he is one of my dearest friends. Jay is
Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and founder and president of Liberty Christian School. He established
and helped build three other Churches before he and Mrs. Lowe came to St. Petersburg in 1970. During the
past 37 years, under his leadership, Liberty has helped sponsor more than 1500 Churches, schools and
orphanages through support of Church planters and missions in over 75 fields of the world. Jay has developed
many management materials used by secular and ministry teams. For us, Jay is a church man and Liberty
Baptist Church is one of the great testimonies of a thriving Great Commission Church, with a missions giving in
2008 in excess of $450,000 Jay will share great insight on ‘loving the church.’

Pastor Gordon Godfrey

Pastor Gordon Godfrey and I attended Baptist University of America in Atlanta together. Gordon was saved in 1972 in Montgomery, Alabama.. In 1991, he became Pastor of Fundamental Baptist Church in Pensacola,
Florida. The church experienced rapid growth and soon outgrew the buildings. The church voted to relocate
and changed the name to Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. Since 1991, the average weekly attendance has
climbed from 63 to more than 1400. The church has averaged more than 500 salvations and 350 new
members a year for more than 18 years. He and his wife June have three children: Becky, Greg, and Bobby.
They also have three granddaughters and one grandson. Jackson. An avid outdoorsman, Pastor Godfrey can
often be found in the woods hunting or in the gulf with a rod and reel. But more importantly Gordon will have
a great message for is on ‘loving our church.’

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 9th - FBC Port Richie

"We at First Baptist of Port Richie are excited to host you and the Florida Baptist Bible Fellowship meeting on August 9th 2010.  The theme of fellowship will be emphasized in both preaching and practice.  Our three speakers that day will be dealing with a different aspect of fellowship.  The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. and will end between 3:00-4:00 p.m. Bring a friend and a stranger to the meeting and enjoy a time of fellowship."

Officers Meeting... 10:30 AM
Preaching...           11:30 AM

Pastor Ron Todd "Establishing Fellowship"
Dr. Al Janney "How to Maintain Long Term Fellowship"
Pastor Chuck Smith "How to Mend Broken Fellowship"


Contact:  Pastor Ellis Bond at 727-277-9626