Staff

Senior Pastor

Josiah Mazzell Jr.

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Born and raised on James Island, South Carolina, I became a believer in Christ in 1988. The church that presented the Gospel to me was Oakbrook Baptist Church in Summerville, South Carolina.

In 1990 I entered the full-time vocational ministry. The Pastor and leaders of Oakbrook had a major influence on my decision to both trust Jesus as Lord and Savior and the decision to follow Him in full-time Christian service.

In Spring 1990 I was led by God to attend college where I earned a B.A. in Ministry from a Christian college in Kentucky, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College. After graduating in 1994 we moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina where I received a Master of Divinity with languages in 1998 from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

For 20 years I have served in ministry as a senior pastor. This has provided me with the opportunity to serve in churches in South Carolina and in Florida. In May 2019, I accepted the call to serve as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Clewiston.

I am married to my beautiful bride of 37 years, Peggy. I thank the Lord for Peggy who has served faithfully with me in ministry. We have three children, three grandchildren, a daughter-in-law, and a son-in-law.

Scripture verses that help to give me encouragement and guidance are: Ephesians 3:20 and Romans 8:28

Josiah Mazzell Jr.




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.




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.

 




Our Deacon Body

Frank Dowdle - Chairman of Deacons

Lee Davis

Charles Miller

Gelacio Perez

Shawn Pitts

Glen Pridgen

June Yongco

Bill Watson

Joshua Hanna

 

 




 
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