Meet our Team

Mike Bowles │Senior Pastor
 
Mike Bowles joined Frederica Baptist Church on September 1, 2019. He is a native Virginian but has also lived in Texas, Maryland, North Carolina and Thailand. He’s excited to now call himself a Georgian!
 
Mike received the free eternal gift of salvation at the age of eight and has served his Lord in many ways ever since. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his family served as missionaries for three years with the International Mission Board in Thailand before returning to the U.S. and entering pastoral ministry. Mike and his wife, Amy, have three grown sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and two amazing grandchildren. They are super excited to be living and serving on St. Simons Island so close to the beach which is their happy place!
 
Mike has always loved the promise given to Joshua as he was stepping into leadership: 
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
 
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Our team
 
 
ASSOCIATE PASTOR
MINISTER OF MUSIC
Paul Reed
 
Paul began serving as Minister of Music at Frederica on September 1, 2008. A native of Arkansas, Bro. Paul earned a Bachelor of Music from Ouachita Baptist University, and a Master of Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been serving in the ministry since 1990 with churches in Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Florida, and now here in Georgia.
 

Paul and his wife, Debbie, were married in 1991. They have two sons. Cameron is the oldest. He and his wife, Brett, were married in 2016. He serves as Student Pastor at First Baptist in St. Marys, Georgia. Connor, their youngest, is in high school and plays bass guitar in the worship ensemble.

 
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Karen Sharp
 
Karen  joined the staff of Frederica Baptist Church as the Administrative Assistant on May 1, 2018. Karen comes from an extensive background in Administration, having served Dr. Charles Stanley at In Touch Ministries, Gerald Derstine at Christian Retreat, and other Atlanta area ministries and churches.
 
Karen enjoys writing, singing, photography and art, all of which she uses to glorify God. Currently Karen is raising her 9 year old granddaughter, Grace, who is an amazing joy and precious gift from God.
 
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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Michael Larson
 
Michael joined the staff at Frederica Baptist Church in April 2019 as a Part Time Business Administrator. He oversees day to day business operations of the church and Frederica Baptist Condo Association.
 
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PIANIST
Gloria Haskins
 
Gloria began serving as Frederica’s pianist in January 2003 after an eight-year tenure as pianist for First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island, Georgia.
 
Gloria received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Carson-Newman University and received a Master of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee. Following a thirty-nine year teaching career, she retired from full-time teaching in 2011.
 
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