Florida Gardens Baptist Church
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Loving God. Reaching People.Transforming Lives.

FGBC Staff

 

 

 

Dr. Travis A. Laney, SR PASTOR

Florida Gardens Baptist Church called Dr. Laney as Senior Pastor on June 10, 2007. He grew up in Titusville, Florida and has also lived in Louisiana and Kentucky. While living in Kentucky, he served 7 years as senior pastor at English Baptist Church in Carrollton prior to coming to FGBC. Also while in Kentucky, he received both a M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Dr. Laney's dissertation focused on Romans 9-11 and was entitled "A Partial Hardening Has Come Upon Israel: Divine Hardening and Its Implications for Jewish Evangelism."
 

Our pastor met his wife, Allison, while serving at a Baptist Campus Ministry in Louisiana. This year they will celebrate 14 years of marriage. Additionally, the Lord has blessed them with four sons: Ben, Luke, Ty, and Nate.  Dr. Laney also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Miami ext. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his family at the beach, play golf, and root for FSU.    

 

DON SLOAN, MUSIC MINISTER

Don began serving at Florida Gardens Baptist Church in August of 1989. He was born and raised in the West Palm vicinity. Florida Gardens is the fourth church in which Don has served on a part-time basis. He recently retired after teaching on the elementary level for 36 years. He has also served the Lord through music for 37 years.
 

Don met his wife, Mervyl, when they were in the church youth group during their high school years. After each had lost their spouses to death, God brought them together. In June of 2003 they were married. Both serve in several capacities at the church. Between them they have three children and one grandson. Don loves most sports having recently played co-ed softball with the church team. He is also a FSU fan, but graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University (no football program- yet).

 

GINA ZEICHMAN, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Email: gina@gofgbc.org
Gina joined Florida Gardens Baptist Church (FGBC) in 1988 and has served the Lord in multiple capacities.  Following a short stay in north Florida, Gina and her family returned to FGBC in 2002 and began serving as the church secretary in 2005. In addition to overseeing the administrative needs of the church, Gina follows her "God-given heart" for young children by ministering occasionally as a Sunday School teacher, in Vacation Bible School, and by co-directing the children's handbells. She attributes this passion for the religious education of students to the fact that she was raised in a Christian home and hurts for those children who do not know or hear about Christ.
 

Gina's family includes Tom, her husband, and three children—Tommy and his wife Lauren, Joe and his wife Catie, and Dana.  Gina's parents, Alva and Gene Kiser also attend FGBC.  Gina's hobbies include landscape and gardening, renovation projects, and antique shopping.  This Christmas, Gina will be a first time grandmother!

DONNA WHARTENBY, ASSIMILATION AND MINISTRIES LEADER

 

BRENT AND AIMEE MYERS, STUDENT MINISTRY INTERIMS