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Senior Pastor

Mike Brennan

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Mike Brennan became the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Clewiston in 2016. As a long-time missionary on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, as well as being part Native American himself, Mike brings a unique cultural perspective to his work as Pastor at FBCC. This lends itself nicely in the Clewiston area – an area rich in cultural diversity. Mike, a creative speaker, who feels his mission is one of reconciliation states, “If Creator is the Creator of all, then His Word should be to all.” 

Mike was educated through Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, New York and Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. 

Mike has been married to his wife, Monica, for 33-years. They have four children, and have been foster parents to nearly 60-children.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hiking, and riding his motorcycle.

Spanish Mission Pastor

Raul Zaldivar

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The Lord has been gracious with Raul Zaldivar by providing him a piece of his mission field at First Baptist Church of Clewiston Spanish Mission.

Raul has been married to his wife, Claudia, for twenty years and God has blessed them with three children who fear the Lord: Samuel, Rebecca and Gabriel. 

Raul is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his masters degree.  

Raul and his family have been active members of Stirling Road Spanish Baptist Church in Hollywood, FL for sixteen years until God called them to Clewiston in August of 2017.  Raul served the Lord in many ministries while at Stirling Road Baptist including: evangelism, finance, discipleship, and others.

Raul enjoys the outdoors such as camping, hiking, barbequing, and mountain biking.

It is an honor for Raul to be part of a team of godly people at FBC of Clewiston who love to share the Good News of our Lord Jesus with everyone.

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El Señor ha sido misericordioso con Raúl Zaldívar proveyéndole un pedazo de su campo misionero en First Baptist Church of Clewiston Spanish Mission.

Raúl ha estado casado con su esposa Claudia durante veinte años y Dios les ha bendecido con tres hijos quienes le temen al Señor: Samuel, Rebecca y Gabriel.    

Raúl es graduado de Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary donde obtuvo su titulo de maestría.

Raúl y su familia han sido miembros activos de Stirling Road Spanish Baptist Church en Hollywood, FL por dieciséis años hasta que Dios los llamó a Clewiston en Agosto del 2017.  Raúl ha servido al Señor en muchos ministerios cuando estuvo en Stirling Road Baptist incluyendo: evangelismo, finanzas, discipulado, y otros.

Raúl disfruta de actividades al aire libre como acampar, caminatas, asados, y montar bicicleta de montaña.

Es un honor para Raúl el ser parte de un equipo de personas piadosas en FBC of Clewiston las cuales aman el compartir las Buenas Nuevas de nuestro Señor Jesús con todos.

Music Minister

Diana Porter

Diana Porter is currently serving as Music Minister.  Diana has been married to her husband, Ron, for 9 years.  She is a stay-at-home mom to three children:  Jayden, Janae, and Jordin, while her husband is employed as the General Manager of Advance Auto Parts in Belle Glade, Florida.  She and her family have lived in Clewiston for over 10 years.  Diana earned a a B.S. in Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, which is far from the work that she is currently doing, however she feels as though this is the plan that God has set out for her.

In her spare time, Diana enjoys to cooking, painting and playing with her kids as well as spending time with her extended family.

Administrative Assistant

Ginnie Fountain


Ginnie is responsible for managing the business and administrative affairs of the church as well as providing staff support for several committees and groups within the church.  She always has time for First Baptist Clewiston members whether they stop by the office or call on the phone.

Ginnie moved to Clewiston in 1996 with her two children, David and Angela.  She has been on staff since April 1997.  Her time off from work is spent with family and friends.  

Facility Manager

Rickie Eaddy

Rickie oversees all aspects of our facilities.  Rickie is always willing to lend a helping hand to the members of First Baptist Clewiston whether it be here at the church or at their home.  

Rickie moved to Clewiston in 1987 and has raised his two children, Andrika and Rickie Jr.  He has been on staff since February 2009.  On his days off, Rickie enjoys singing and helping others.


Youth Leaders

Bruce Gilde

Bruce leads the youth group at First Baptist Clewiston.  Formerly from Grand Haven, Michigan, God orchestrated through United States Sugar Corporation for Bruce, and his family to move to Clewiston in January 2013.  Bruce enjoys being a Maintenance Machine Shop/Milling Manager at U.S. Sugar.

Bruce and his wife, Naomi, have been married for 14 years.  They have 3 beautiful children:  Allison, Dylan and Brooklyn.  Naomi has her cosmetology license and the privilege of holding down the fort while home educating Dylan and Brooklyn.

Bruce and his family have been actively serving at First Baptist Church since becoming members in 2013, unaware that God would lead them to serve as Youth leaders in January of 2016.

In his leisure time, Bruce enjoys traveling, motorcycling, and having devotions as a family.

Our Deacon Body

Rick Shearer - Chairman of Deacons

Charles Miller - Vice-Chairman of Deacons

Richard Bethea

Lee Davis

Don Gutshall

Mike Ingram

Ron Porter

Shawn Pitts

Gelacio Perez

Juilio Porras

Glen Pridgen


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