Leadership Team

Our Purpose:

First Baptist Church Lynn Haven exists for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18 -20) by bringing people into a relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (evangelism), by developing them to Christ-like maturity (discipleship), and equipping them for their ministry in the church and mission in the world (missions and ministry), to the praise and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Tom

Rev. Tom Daniel – Senior Pastor

Tom is a native of Greenville, Alabama. He received his undergraduate degree from Troy University and his Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as pastor of churches in Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia. Tom is married to the former Sylvia Killingsworth also of Greenville. They have two grown children. Daughter Melissa and Robert Marshall live in Atlanta, GA. Robert and Melissa have two daughters Sydney & Sadie. Son Bo and Denise Daniel live in Montgomery, AL. Bo and Denise have three daughters, Sarah Grace, Kerstin and Mollie. Tom and Sylvia joined First Baptist Lynn Haven on Sunday Oct. 17, 2004.



  Booth familyRev. Grady Booth – Associate Pastor for Discipleship & Outreach / Student Pastor

Grady grew up as a military dependent traveling overseas and stateside. His family resides in the local area in both Bay and Gulf County where they are originally from. Grady returned to the Bay County area for his final tour in the Navy as a recruiter in 1997. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from The Baptist College of Florida in December of 2008, his Master of Arts in Religion in January of 2010, his Master of Religious Education in July 2011, and his Master of Divinity in Professional Ministries in July 2017 from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School.  He joined the FBCLH staff as a volunteer in October of 2010, began serving as an interim Student Minister in June of 2013, and accepted the call to full time ministry for his current position in January 2014. Grady has been married to his wife Paula for 26 years. Paula is a native of Gulf County, Florida. They were married in 1990 shortly after Grady joined the Navy and have traveled extensively stateside and abroad together. They have one son Elijah 4 years of age. Grady and Paula joined First Baptist Church Lynn Haven on Sunday October 19, 2003 and are eager to see what God has in store for their lives.
Rev. Daniel McNeill – Worship Pastor
Daniel is a native of Chipley, Florida and the Washington/Jackson County area. He received a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Worship from the Baptist College of Florida in 2011. Daniel enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2002 and spent time in many different areas of the world (Cuba, Haiti, Iraq, etc). Towards the end of his service Daniel married Crystal and returned to Jackson County. Daniel and his wife Crystal have been married for over 10 years and have been blessed with two boys (Eli and Nehemiah), and a girl (Emily). Daniel has served churches in North Florida and also worked in public schools as a Band Director. Daniel joined the staff of First Baptist Church Lynn Haven in November 2014 and is excited to be apart of God’s Ministry at FBCLH.
Picture2Leanne Krohne – Children’s Minister
Leanne Krohne spent most of her childhood in Bay County. In her teens, she moved with her family to Southern California where she attended both high school and college. She is a 1997 graduate of California State University, Chico where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Child Development. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Gulf Coast University in May of 2004. Leanne also has a Reading Endorsement and an English Speakers of other Languages Endorsement. Leanne has been married to Tim for 15 years. The couple moved to Panama City from California in 2001. They enjoy spending time with their ten year old daughter Anna Grace and their two dogs. Leisure time is spent swimming, snorkeling, reading, and enjoying music and movies. Trips with family are her special passion! Leanne joined the FBCLH staff in October of 2013.  She is also currently a librarian in a local elementary school and has been teaching for 18 years. She feels blessed to be part of the Children’s Ministry at FBCLH. Leanne has a huge heart for God, children and families alike and she considers it a privilege to be able to speak about God’s love with children.

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