"The Church in the Heart of Jacksonville with a Heart for You and Your Family"
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.
Children's Pastor & Minister of Music: Devin Cominskie
Devin Cominskie was born in Norfolk, Va and raised as a Navy brat in Virginia Beach. He began attending church and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 9. Devin first felt the Lord calling him to serve in ministry at the age of 10 and in 2016 he graduated with a B.A. in Bible: Pastoral Theology & Missions from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in Wendell, NC. Devin is married to Victoria, a native of Indiana, who keeps him grounded and focused. Devin and Victoria love serving Jesus and leading young people to follow Him. They have served at First Free Will Baptist Church and Jacksonville Christian Academy since 2016.