SUNDAY SERVICES: 9:30 & 11:00am

Executive

Dr. Ted Traylor

Dr. Ted Traylor Pastor

Dr. Ted Traylor has served as pastor of Olive Baptist Church since 1990. His bold and practical preaching brings people to a fresh understanding of God's Word and challenges them to become bondservants for Christ.

He is known for his uncompromising stand on Biblical issues and strong defense of the Christian faith. In addition to serving as First Vice-President of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000 and President of the Florida Baptist Convention in 1995, Dr. Traylor served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2004 Pastors’ Conference.

He has preached extensively throughout the United States in conferences and revivals. Dr. Traylor is the author of The Eight Callings of GodA Compass, a Map and a Passport: God’s Provisions for Life’s Journey and What Is a Southern Baptist? Key Denominational Distinctives.

He and his wife, Liz, have two children, Rachel and Bennett, and are the proud grandparents to Kathryn and Elizabeth.

Dr. Stan Lewis

Dr. Stan Lewis Executive Pastor

Stan leads the pastoral staff team as well as working with the various lay leadership team at Olive. He  directly assists the Pastor in carrying out his vision for Olive as well as assisting him with various pastoral functions.

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Dan Beard Administrator

  • Dan Beard
  • Administrator
  • 850-476-1932
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Jon DuBois Minister of Pastoral Ministries

  • Jon DuBois
  • Minister of Pastoral Ministries
  • 850-475-3165

Jon oversees the Pastoral Ministries area which includes leading Wednesday Night Prayer & Bible Study, Baptismal team, Ushers team, Encouragers team, Greeters team, Deaf Ministry team, Lighthouse team (ministry to shut-ins), hospital visitation, Women’s ministry, Van ministry team, pastoral counseling, weddings and funerals.

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John Lowe Education Team Leader & High School Minister

John Lowe serves as the Minister to High School Students and is the Education Team Leader. John seeks to help students grow in their faith and to help parents disciple their students. He is a graduate of Troy University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jon Tyner

Jon Tyner Minister of Music

  • Jon Tyner
  • Minister of Music
  • 850-475-1148

Jon leads the Music Ministry at Olive, where he directs the choir and weekly worship services. He also oversees an active ministry that includes instrumental groups, music activities and choirs for children and youth, and seasonal special events.

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Dennis Dean Minister to Children

Dennis is the minister of children in grades K5-5th.  He is responsible for Connection Groups, Awana, Kids on Mission, VBS, Camp and special activities. 

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Chris Reeser Minister of Middle School

Chris is responsible for equipping all middle school students, parents and teachers to be fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. By doing so, he oversees Connection Groups, discipleship classes, school clubs and Wednesday worship.

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Brandon Henry Director of Collegiate Ministries

  • Brandon Henry
  • Director of Collegiate Ministries
  • 850-476-1932

Brandon oversees young adults, ages 18-25, equipping them for spiritual growth and discipleship through a variety of activities.  Our mission is to promote the gospel of Christ and follow through in discipleship across college campuses and in our local community.

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Robert Lloyd Director of Single Adults

  • Robert Lloyd
  • Director of Single Adults
  • 850-475-1147

Robert is responsible for Single Adult Connection Groups, Divorce Recovery, Hope and Help for the Single Mom and oversees special activities for all single adults.  Robert came to Olive as a single adult in 1983 and has been involved with the Single Adult Ministry in some form ever since.

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Mike Dimick Minister of Married Adults & Military

  • Mike Dimick
  • Minister of Married Adults & Military
  • 850-475-1147

Mike oversees the ministry needs and spiritual growth for Olive’s Married Adults and Military members.  He has a passion for Evangelism, Marriage and Parenting Enrichment and Personal/Family Discipleship.  Mike retired from the USAF and is knowledgeable and sensitive to the challenges that are unique to military families. 

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Fred Witty Director of New Member Assimilation

  • Fred Witty
  • Director of New Member Assimilation
  • 850-475-1110

Fred coordinates follow-up outreach to prospective members, hosts the monthly orientation meeting for new and prospective members, and serves as director of connection groups for married couples/ladies/men (under the age of 60) and internationals.

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Kim Waters Director of Mature Adults Activities

  • Kim Waters
  • Director of Mature Adults Activities
  • 850-475-1123

Kim oversees our Mature Adults who are those nearing retirement age and beyond.  Encompassed in this ministry area are connection groups, support groups, activities and travel.

Tom Savage

Tom Savage Director of Instrumental Music

  • Tom Savage
  • Director of Instrumental Music

Tom oversees the Music Instrumental Ministry of Olive. This ministry involves supporting, recruiting, training and establishing a strong group of musicians for the orchestra to support the special musical events and weekly Sunday Worship services held throughout the year. He is also the Director of the School of Performing Arts at Olive which helps offer a place for musicians to take private lessons.

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Huey Pearson Director of Lay Ministries

  • Huey Pearson
  • Director of Lay Ministries
  • 850-475-1109

Huey is the Director of Lay Ministries.  The Lay Ministry Department includes recruiting, training and encouraging Volunteers for on and off campus opportunities for Olive Baptist Church and The Ministry Village at Olive.

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Eric Minister of Missions

  • Eric
  • Minister of Missions
  • 850-475-3165

Eric oversees the Missions Ministry of Olive. The Missions Ministry includes all Domestic, International mission trips, and Church Planting.  He is also Director of the Pensacola Extension Center for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. ​

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Jerome T. Jones Minister of Recreation

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Allen Farr Media Director

  • Allen Farr
  • Media Director
  • 850-475-1145

Allen oversees the Media Department of Olive. The Media Department includes all of the audio, video and lighting for Sunday services as well as print, digital and video advertisements, the Media Library and website.

Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans Associate Minister of Music

  • Jamie Evans
  • Associate Minister of Music
  • 850-475-1148