Senior Pastor: Larry Haggard
Larry Haggard is a native Oklahoman who has served as pastor, church planter, and school administrator including a stint as Vice-President of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. His bachelor's degrees are from Northeastern Oklahoma State University and Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College. He holds a master's degree from Free Will Baptist College, a Doctorate in Ministry from Calvary Baptist Seminary, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Louisiana Baptist University. Larry and his wife Rose have four grown children and two grandchildren. They have been ministering at First Free Will Baptist Church and Jacksonville Christian Academy since 2007.
Youth Pastor: Michael Smart
Michael is a native of Eastern North Carolina, and had the privilege of growing up in church his whole life. Michael prayed for salvation at a young age, but on November 7, 2002, at the age of 12, he received assurance of his salvation by his mother’s bedside. Michael graduated with a B.A. in Religious Arts from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. Michael is married to Jennifer, the love of his life. They have one daughter, MacKenzie, who keeps them very busy. Michael and Jennifer have a love for teenagers, and desire to see them reach their full potential as they pursue to love and serve God with all their hearts.
Minister of Music: Mike Williams
Mike has directed the choir and congregational singing at the First Free Will Baptist Church for three years.
"The Church in the Heart of Jacksonville with a Heart for You and Your Family"