Dr. Myles Dowdy

Myles and Cindy Dowdy will be back home with us for the next two Sundays, January 24 and 31. Dr. Dowdy will preach in the 10:30 am worship service both Sundays. Myles is the Missions and Ministries Lead Catalyst for the Florida Baptist Convention where he leads and coordinates a number of mission related ministries, in Florida, in the United States and internationally. And of course, Myles served on our ministry team for twenty years. I hope you’ll plan to join us this Sunday, either in person or online at www.fbcbrandon.org.


Dr. Jim Henry

We will welcome Dr. Jim Henry to our pulpit on Sunday, February 7. Dr. Henry pastored First Baptist Church of Orlando from 1977 to 2006. During those years that great church became one of the largest and most dynamic ministries in the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Henry is a wonderful preacher and a gracious, sincere man. He is in great demand across our convention and we are blessed to have him join us for the next several months. Dr. Henry will become our weekly Sunday morning preacher, beginning Sunday, February 7, while the Lord leads us to our next pastor.

Capital Campaign Commitment

God has greatly blessed our church over the years and led us to share some awesome ministries with our community and around the world. One of the best things we can do as we anticipate a new era with a new pastor is to reduce our church debt and free up more dollars for future ministry.

Our current debt is $4.8 million. The average monthly payment for our loan is $41,000 (Principle: $26,000; Interest: $15,000). If 500 of us will give $20 a week for three years, over and above our regular tithes and offerings, we can reduce the principle of our loan by $1.56 million. That reduction will make a huge difference in how we can plan for the future.

I hope you will pray and ask God to lead you to share in this important effort. $20 a week is just a guideline. Please give (more or less) as the Lord leads. You may also make a one-time gift.

The Capital Campaign Committee has asked us to share what we will pledge to give over the next three years. You use one of the R3 Pledge Cards, available in the Sanctuary and in the Church Office, or you may click here to share your pledge directly with the church office digitally. You may also pledge through the church website, www.fbcbrandon.org. Please share your pledge or return your card by Sunday, January 31. We will celebrate the total amount pledged at the end of the worship service that morning.

Deacon Election & Ordination - 2021 

We will elect 14 deacons in the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, January 24. Our deacons serve a three year term and one third of the Deacon Body rotates off each year. The men you elect will join our current Deacon Body and serve for three years. There will be 16 names on the list to fill 14 slots. Based on the vote, two men will be named as alternates, ready to serve, if a position becomes available during the year.

These men will be on the ballot on January 24... Shane Arrieta, James Blow, Randy Delliveniri, Julio Del Rio, Barry Gadd, William Key, Gregg Lancaster, Tom Loudermilk, Hank McKeithan, David Mohammed, Lionel Moodie, Mike Moore, Marvin Spangler, Ron Sheets, David Storms, and Steve Tercyak. Please pray as you prepare to vote.

A Deacon Ordination service will be held in the Sanctuary at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 31. Please join us for this important moment in our church life as we ordain Barry Gadd and Gregg Lancaster to the Deacon ministry.

Family Worship

Children’s Church will not meet on Sunday, January 31 so that families can worship together and share in the Capital Campaign Pledge announcement at the end of the service. This is a great opportunity to teach our children to give to increase our ministry as a church.

Shannon Eads Family

Shannon Eads, one of our former pastors, has begun an aggressive treatment plan for cancer. Would you help us support Shannon, his wife Michelle, and their sons Tyler and Jase in these two ways?

1. Pray. Wristbands reminding us to pray are available in the church office

2. Send the Eads a card with a written prayer for them, and perhaps enclose a gift.

Their address is…

Dr. and Mrs. Shannon Eads

808 Citrus Wood Lane

Valrico, FL 33594

I am so thankful for you!

Philippians 1:3