Eli grew up in Crawfordville, FL and graduated from Wakulla High School in 1996. He surrendered his life to Christ in 2000 and has sought to serve Him since. Eli loves serving, teaching, helping lead worship, and preaching (and practicing the spiritual gift of hanging out!) His greatest desire in ministry is to see people growing in their relationship with God. Eli graduated from the Baptist College of Florida in 2006 and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011. He loves his wife, Shanna and their four little blessings: Jakob, Micah, Caleb, and Eliana.
Matthew White, Worship Pastor
Matthew leads the Worship Ministry at LABC, where he directs the choir, vocal teams, band, and weekly worship services. A Port St. Joe native, Matthew graduated from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL and was called to LABC after a corporate marketing career. His greatest joy is hearing and watching the body of LABC respond in worship to all God has done for us. Matthew is married to Sarah and they have three beautiful children: Celie, Libby, and Owen.
Sarah Mize, Children's Minister
Sarah coordinates the Children's and Women's Ministries here at LABC. A native of Port St. Joe, Sarah loves her community. She is a graduate of Port St. Joe High School and The Baptist College of Florida. Sarah works to lead our children to a fuller knowledge of God and His Word each week and desires that each child come to have a real and lasting relationship with Christ.
Kenny McFarland, Student Pastor
Kenny is the student pastor at LABC. He is a native of Port St. Joe who graduated from Port St Joe High School in 2005. Kenny came to know The Lord in the summer of 2004, and was called to ministry in 2009. He received his Youth Ministry degree from Toccoa Falls College in 2013. He loves being involved in the lives of young people and teaching them biblical truth. In 2014 Kenny married the love of his life, Rachel. Together they enjoy ministering to the students of LABC.
Tiffany Burch, Church Secretary
Tiffany manages the day-to-day operations of the church office. She is a graduate of Faith Christian School and Gulf Coast State College. Tiffany has been lifetime member of LABC where she is integrally involved in several ministries. Her favorite qualities about LABC are: the welcoming atmosphere, the focus on exalting Jesus, and its passion for discipleship.