Staff Leadership

Pastor Tim has served Fruit Cove now for over 21 years.  Originally from Kentucky, Tim has made Florida home with Pam, his wife of 37 years, and their two adult children, Allison (Martin) and Dave.

The Maynard’s are avid UK Wildcat fans (especially during basketball season) and both Tim and Pam are musicians  (Pam plays organ, piano, and keyboard and Tim is a drummer).  Pam is a surgical RN at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.  Both love to swim and do some biking.  Tim is active in denominational life, and is currently serving as President of the Florida Baptist Convention.

 

Dr. Neal Cordle
Executive Pastor

Neal has served Fruit Cove since September 2012. Prior to joining FCBC, he served churches in Brunswick and Marietta, Georgia. Neal also served as a consultant with LifeWay Christian Resources, a missionary with the International Mission Board in Central and Eastern Europe and continues to engage in International Leadership Development as a member of Future Leadership Foundation’s board of directors.

He received the Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University in 2007 and the Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1991.

Neal and his wife, Joan, were married in 1986 and have two children. In his leisure time, he enjoys sailing, cycling and inline skating.

 

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Ginna Ashby
Preschool Ministries Director

Ginna has served for over 30 years in Preschool Ministries, as both a volunteer and on church staff positions. She received an A.B. from Wesleyan College in elementary education and an M.S. in reading from Peabody/Vanderbilt. Ginna is a former elementary school teacher and a former Preschool Sunday School curriculum writer for LifeWay. She continues to serve as a Ministry Multiplier in preschool ministries for the Florida Baptist Convention. Ginna is married to Rick, and they are parents of two sons, Alan and David, and a daughter, Marjorie, and the grandparents of Steven and Madison. In her spare time, Ginna enjoys flower gardening and cheering for the Florida State Seminoles.

 

 

 

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Toni Gellerstedt
Director of Weekday Preschool

Toni was called to serve on staff at Fruit Cove Baptist Church 11 years ago to help establish the Weekday Preschool Ministry. After falling in love with sharing God’s love with children, Toni has devoted over 30 years ministering to preschoolers and their families. Building a foundation of faith in preschool children and ministering to their families is the heart of her ministry. Toni graduated from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
More than anything, Toni enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Bill and their three children, Jessica, Katie, and Joshua, and she is excited about the the arrival of her first grandchild, Lucas Liam. The Gellerstedt’s shared family hobby is serving in church ministries and global missions together.

 

 

Melissa Goodman
Children Ministries Director

Melissa has spent most of her adult life working with children in one capacity or another, through church, youth organizations and the school system. After a career in Radiology and while serving as a volunteer in Children’s Ministry, Melissa felt a strong call to be the Director of Children’s Ministries here at Fruit Cove Baptist. Melissa desires that children learn from a young age the importance of a relationship with Christ and that Christ is with them always and in everything they do.Melissa is married to Keith, and they are the parents of two daughters, Danielle and Kaitlyn and a son, Kyle. In her spare time Melissa loves to spend time with her family hiking and visiting National Parks. She also loves to watch and attend football games, especially the Florida Gators.

 

 

Rev. Josh Glymph
High School Pastor

Jesus follower, husband to Beth, Daddy to Hannah, Micah, & Ezra; football loving, UGA fan. A gospel preacher with a passion to see people come to know Jesus as their Savior. Josh Glymph became the minister to high school students at Fruit Cove baptist church in January 2014. He is a 13 year veteran student minister.  Josh’s ministry purpose is to put and keep Jesus on display for all to see.

 

 

 

 

Rev. Neil Muniz
SportsLife Minister

I am all about my Faith, Family and Football. My life is committed to being about God’s business, getting to know my savior and doing my best to make Him known. God has blessed me with an amazing wife, Kelly Muniz, since May of 2001. We have four awesome kids in Zachary, Izaac, Abigail & Anna. Took four years and two months to have all four of them born and no, none are twins, all are single births. I have served in various ministries since 1997 ranging from children, youth, para-church camps and sports ministries. Love seeing God at work through “regular people” as He uses them to spread the good news to other “regular people.” Love the uniqueness of Sports Ministry. It gives the layman a very simple non-confrontational approach to bring his/her non-Christian friend or family member to the church. This is where they will “rub shoulders” with other Christians who have at least one interest in common (the sport itself or the players) and they will typically hear God’s word in a devotion-type of setting. It is a blessing for me as I regularly hear others say how they have been able to get their unbelieving friends/family to hear God’s word through one of our SportsLife Ministries. I was born in Chicago and my family relocated to Miami when I was five years old. Because of this I am a fan of the Chicago & Miami sports teams. Go Bears! and Go Fins! Now we are loving ministry with Fruit Cove Baptist Church here in Jacksonville, so I imagine it won’t be long before I say Go Jags! and Go Sharks!

 

Rev. Charles Ragland
Senior Adult Pastor

I graduated from Southern Baptist Seminary. Pastored churches in Indiana, Arkansas, and Florida. We moved to Jacksonville in 1964 to serve in the Florida Baptist Convention; first in the Training Union Department for 13 years, then I was director of the Brotherhood Department for 14 years. I retired from the Convention in 1991. When the Jacksonville Seminary Extension Center opened in 1995, I became director of that program until 2004 when we moved to Fruit Cove. I was called to serve as Minister to Senior Adults here at Fruit Cove Baptist Church. I was married to my wife, Carolyn, for 59 years before her death in 2012. We have 4 children,11 grand children and 3 great grand children.   I love people, especially Senior Adults! My favorite Bible verse is   Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever you do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.”

 

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Rev. Jason Stanland
Middle School Pastor

Jason loves student ministry. He is passionate about the molding of future leaders and disciples for Jesus. He has served in churches in Bonifay, FL and Tallahassee, FL. He graduated from the Baptist College of Florida with a B.A. in Christian Studies and is finishing a M.A. in Christian Studies with an emphasis in multicultural preaching.

Jason grew up in Keystone Heights, FL. He loves to fish, hunt, and everything else outdoors.

Jason is married to Nicole and has two children Julia and Elijah. He loves spending time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors.

His favorite part about middle school ministry is helping students realize their potential for Christ and how they are a part of the Kingdom of God. He wants to mobilize middle school students to be a part of God’s mission to reach the world with the gospel.

 

Linda Warne
Women’s Ministry Director

For 30 years, Linda has been ministering to women by sharing the love and faithfulness of Jesus Christ through counseling, teaching and discipleship. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA as is her husband Bill, of 43 years. Their two adult children live in Jacksonville.  Linda has lived in PA, OK, TX, CT, and now FL for the past 17 years.
Linda has spent most of her professional career as a Social Worker before joining the ministerial staff here at Fruit Cove in 2007. She is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

 

 

Rev. Jonathan Wilson Pastor to Families and Missions

Jonathan joined the Fruit Cove team in July 2016. He previously served churches in Alpharetta and McDonough, GA and Concord, VA. Jonathan spent nine years with the North American Mission Board and was in television news as a sports reporter and news assignment editor prior to vocational ministry. As a pastor’s kid, he grew up in WV, TX, WY and VA.

He holds a Master of Religious Education Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

Jonathan and Kimberly married in 1997 and have one daughter, Laini. The Wilsons enjoy hiking, going to the beach, all things Disney, and the Virginia Tech Hokies.

 

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Rev Brian Woofter
Worship Pastor

Brian has been around the music/worship ministry his whole life. Growing up in a home where his parents led worship at their local church, music has alway been a huge part of his life. He has served in full-time Worship ministry for the past 11 years. He has served at churches both in Florida and Kentucky and is excited to be back in the Sunshine State. He met and married his wife Kelly in West Palm Beach, FL in 2005. They have two girls, Karaline and Abbie and a dog named Sofia “The First.” Brian is a huge Kentucky Wildcat Fan. He considers it an honor and a privilege to serve FCBC in the area of worship.