Pastor Jim was born in Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh area on January 25, 1963. He is a big Steelers fan and an even bigger Gators fan. Pastor Jim moved to Florida with his family in 1974. He grew up in Leesburg where he graduated from Leesburg High School.
He has a bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Florida and a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating from seminary Pastor Jim pastored two churches in the Atlanta area before coming to First Baptist in April 2005.
He currently lives in Davenport with his wife Caulene and their daughter Kataya. Pastor Jim loves to listen to Christian rock music, sketch, read, and hike in the mountains of North Georgia.
Jim Rogers, Senior Pastor
Zeke was born in Orlando, FL. on December 3rd 1979. He graduated from Haines City High School in 1998. Zeke grew to love worship music by watching his father for many years. His passion for music grew and he began to help his father play the drums and sing in church at the age of ten. When his father passed away when he was sixteen, God called him to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Zeke has been actively involved in music ministry ever since, and has been at FBC Poinciana for seven years. His greatest desire is to see the church unified through worship. He and his wife Sandy currently live in Poinciana with their four beautiful children Caitlynn, Caleb, Chloe, and Cole. Zeke loves spending time with his family, doing mud runs, watching all kinds of movies (except chick flicks),
and LOVES football! His favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
Zeke Daniels, Worship Leader
Pastor Jean A. Toussaint was born in Haiti on April 4, 1966. He grew up and completed all his classes there. He likes politics and he was the president of the First Interdepartmental Council of the Territorial Collectivity of Haiti in 1998.
He then worked for the Haitian government as a consultant at the General Direction of the Interior Ministry. He was a member of Eben-Ezer Baptist Church of Arcahaie, Haiti, where he got baptized. He was also the Youth Association leader for this church.
He moved to the United States with his wife Marlange on December 24, 1999 and became a member of Eben-Ezer Baptist Church of Poinciana in July 2004, where he was ordained as Pastor of this church on August 25, 2007. He currently lives in Poinciana with his wife and son Amos Robe’s Pierre.
Jean A. Toussaint, Hatian Church Pastor
Born in Bronx, NY in 1980 and moved to Puerto Rico, at the age of 6, running away from an abusive environment from her dad. Yahaira has seen the Lord work in wonderful ways in her family because of the prayers of her mom. Her mom was a single mom but always told them that they had the best dad anyone could ask for, our Heavenly Father. Yahaira graduated from Rexville High in 1998 and moved to Kissimmee. She worked for Publix trying to save for a plane ticket to go back but the Lord had different plans. She worked at Publix for six years, three as Department Manager where she met her best friend and now husband Ryon Green.
After marrying, she went to work for Washington Mutual Bank, as an Operations Supervisor, so that she could give more of her time to the Lord and her family. She retired from the bank in 2006 to become a stay at home mom which she wouldn't trade for the world. Today she has four kids, ages 7, 4, 2 and 1.
"The Lord never leaves me nor forsakes me; He is the one in whom I put my trust!"
Yahaira Green, Financial Secretary
Born in Haines City, FL.
Graduated from Polk State college with an A.A. degree in liberal arts.
Pursuing bachelor's degree in in business administration.
Accepted Christ at the age of 19.
Married with 1 little boy.
Was assistant director for 2 and 1/2 years before becoming director.
Teach preschool age on Wednesday nights for AWANA
Favorite verse that keeps me going. 2 Chronicles 15:7
Brittany Gomes, Little Lambs Director
Nataly was born in Belize Central America in 1979 and moved to New York in 2001. Nataly graduated from the University of Belize with an Associate Degree in Hotel Management, Associate Degree in Business Management from Bronx Community College and presently attending Florida Christian College pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.
Nataly was saved In October of 2008 and then baptized in March 2009. Nataly is married to Deacon Andy Belgrove and they have a wonderful girl Kelsey Belgove. In April 2011 Nataly and her family stepped out on faith believing in the promises of God and moved to Kissimmee, Fl. The Lord led her and her family to First Baptist Church Poinciana and blessed her to be the Secretary. Nataly's favorite scripture is Luke 10:19 " Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over come all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you."
Nataly Belgrove, Church Secretary
601 Walnut Street, Kissimmee, FL 34759,
Rigo Escobar, Chairman of the Deacons/Custodial
Cynthia was born in Bartow, FL and accepted Christ at the age 5. Cynthia graduated from Sanford Brown College as a Medical Assistant and is now pursuing her B.A. of Arts in Children's Ministry at Johnson University Florida. Cynthia is an active volunteer with the Youth of both congregations at First Baptist. Her favorite passage in the bible is Proverbs 3:5-6 which says , "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight". Cynthia believes that if she's training the children of the church in the way of the Lord, one day they too will put their full trust in God so that he may lead them to everlasting success.
I will receive emails at Cenecharlescynthia@yahoo.com
Cynthia CeneCharles, Children's Director
Sammy Gomes, Youth Director
Born in Cape Verde
Moved to US at age 9
Graduated from Polk State College in 2013 with an A.A. in Animal Science
Finishing school to become a Veterinarian
Married with 2 children
I was involved in the youth group for several years as a youth leader and now God has opened the door for me to be the youth director of Redeemed Teens.
One of my favorite verses is Matthew 16:26