Rev. Mike Jonesmike

Rev. Mike Jones became First Baptist Church of Lake Alfred’s new Lead Pastor on October 1, 2009. He previously served as the Associate Pastor/Minister with Students since December 14, 1997. Mike began his ministry in Statesboro, Georgia in 1984. He lives in Lake Alfred with his wife Tawn and daughters, Lauren, and Anna Katherine. Mike’s duties include pastoral care and preaching as well as ministry to the congregation. Pastor Mike can be contacted by emailing him at



Rev. Dennis Kirklanddennisdennis

Rev. Dennis Kirkland became the Minister of Worship of FBCLA on September 20, 2010. Dennis graduated from The Baptist College of Florida, with a B.A. in Contemporary Worship Ministries in May 2010. While attending college, Dennis served as Minister of Music at Holmes Creek Baptist Church in Chipley, FL and First Baptist Church Deerpoint Lake, in Panama City, FL, and interned at First Baptist Church of Lynn Haven, FL and has been in ministry since 2006. He is married to Mackenzie and have two children, Levi and Reagan.  Dennis can be reached by emailing him at



Rob Terryrob


Rob Terry became the minister of students on October, 1st 2013. Rob recieved a certificate of biblical studies from the Central Florida Bible Institute in 2009. Rob has been serving in youth ministry for 8 years and he currently lives in Lakeland with his wife Allison and daughter Isabelle. He is a big sports fan and his favorite college football team is the Florida State Seminoles. You can email him at


Sheilan Runnels


Sheilan Runnels serves as our church’s ministry assistant, and began serving on May 7, 2005. She is responsible for our day to day functions of our church office, church bulletins, payroll and more. She also coordinates our Wednesday Family Night Dinners. Sheilan lives in Lake Alfred with her husband Larry. Sheilan can be contacted by emailing her at