at Fruit Cove

Dr. Heath Woolman

Lead Pastor

In May of 2023, Fruit Cove Baptist Church overwhelmingly called Dr. Heath Woolman to serve as our Lead Pastor.

Pastor Heath joins the Fruit Cove family after serving the church for eighteen years in a variety of pastoral and leadership roles in Florida, Kentucky, and Texas. Prior to becoming our Lead Pastor, he served at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas as the Chief of Staff to the President and as a member of the Educational Ministries teaching faculty. 

He previously served Florida Baptists as a Trustee for The Baptist College of Florida, as the director of Super Summer Camps, on the state VBS Training Team, and as a guest speaker in the areas of next-generation ministry, child-safety, and church policies and procedures. He is also an experienced law enforcement, fire, and hospital trauma chaplain.

Pastor Heath holds a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Southwestern, a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary, a Master of Arts from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Warner University. His doctoral research centered on the church’s use of “Technology-Mediated Ministry” and its implications for local church assimilation. He has written for 9Marks, the Christian Educational Journal, and the Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention. His work was also featured on the Social Media Church Podcast. Recently, he served as editorial support for Philippians: Joyful Unity in the Gospel.

Additionally, he is a 7th-degree black belt in Taekwondo and has traveled extensively using the martial arts as a unique evangelistic tool to share the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. His most cherished blessing is his family. He is married to Casey and they have two daughters, Audrey Claire and Adeline Rose.

Tim Maynard

Pastor Emeritus and Cove Ministry Counselor

Jonathan Wilson

Families & Missions Pastor / Interim Executive Pastor Ministries
Jason Hodges

Jason Hodges

Interim Business Administrator

Meghan Roy

Preschool Ministries Director

Melissa Goodman

Children’s Ministry Director

Jason Stanland

Middle School Pastor / Interim Pastor to Students

Darin Dunham

Senior Adults Pastor

Neil Muniz

SportsLife Pastor

Karen Roy

Women’s Ministry Director

Lacey Van Doran

Associate Worship Leader

Doug Kowieski

The Cove Director

Toni Gellerstedt

Weekday Preschool Director

Steve Nelson

Facilities Director

Michelle Ford

Financial Secretary and Sr Adults Ministry Support

Gwen Davis

College, Middle and High School Ministry Support

Vicki Denney

Pastor Maynard’s Assistant, Pastoral Care Ministry Support

Sandy Fann


Lisa Hess


Gayle Johnson

Adult Ministry and Membership Support

Drema King

Children and Preschool Ministries Support

Ursala Darring

SportsLife Ministry Support

Heather Przekwas

Communications, Music Ministry Support & Accounting

April Clement

Women’s & Missions Ministries Support

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