DR. CHRIS WINFORD
I have been the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Brunswick since August 2014. I unashamedly believe that God has called me, equipped me, and disciplined me for the sole purpose of shepherding His flock as I seek to make His name known to all generations. It is my heart’s desire and vision to shepherd a Christ-centered household of faith that prays the Psalms, lives the Sermon on the Mount, believes in the priesthood of all believers, and passionately embraces the mission of God.
I am married to Angela. We have two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Avery, who are extraordinary in every way.
In my spare time I love to play golf and am slowly learning to appreciate the value of long distance running. I absolutely love cooking with my wife and daughters. I enjoy reading, and watching anything Texas Tech Red Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, or the Golf Channel.
B.S. Double Major: Physical Education & Religion, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.D.Min., Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama
ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
DR. LARRY WILBUR
I began my ministry as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Spiritual Development in April of 2016. I am excited about the opportunity to lead in strengthening our understanding of God's Word and implementing its teachings into our daily walk. It is my passion to see God's people impacting every area of life here in the Golden Isles and around the world.
I am married to Gail, my childhood sweetheart. We have been blessed with three wonderful boys, three beautiful daughter-in laws and six life-changing grandchildren.
I love to play golf and listen to music. Gail and I spend much of our time enjoying the outdoor festivals in our community.
B.A. Double Major: Music and Psychology, Memphis State University in Memphis, TN.
Masters of Religious Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana
D. Min., Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, FL
B.A. Worship Leadership with concentration in Music Business, from University of Mobile in Mobile, AL.
Since August 2014 it has been my privilege to guide and oversee the financial, administrative and maintenance functions of First Baptist Church, Brunswick. God has truly blessed me with the opportunity to use my 25-plus years of experience in business management, finance and personnel to further His Kingdom. As a member and Deacon of First Baptist, Brunswick for over 15 years, I look forward to continuing to serve alongside our faithful congregation as the Lord leads us to fulfill The Great Commission.
I am married to Diana, a wonderful wife, mother, teacher and so much more. We have three beautiful children, Anna, Amelia and Preston.
I most enjoy spending quality time with my family. My favorite activities include fishing, bicycling and writing.
B.A., Journalism/Public Relations: Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University