Dr. Virgil Lovett

 is now our Interim Pastor

Hear Dr. Lovett's messages that are ALWAYS most inspiring teaching God's Word to US in a plain and simple way to understand and Grow in Jesus Christ.

Previously at TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, Apopka, FL., and

in 1974, Trinity Christian School was established through the leadership of Dr. Virgil Lovett. This step was taken because of Dr. Lovett’s strong conviction of the acute need for Christian education.

Billy Day

Minister of Music & Senior Adults

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Church Music from Campbellsville University in central Kentucky in the spring of 1995.  Including churches in which I served in college, I have been leading music and worship for over 25 years in the state of Kentucky.  In August of 2017, I began serving at First Baptist Church Tavares. God has done great things and He will continue to do great things.  To God be the glory!!

I am married to my college sweetheart, Kim.  We have two children, Kevin and Elizabeth.  Both of our children attend our college alma mater, Campbellsville University.  Kevin is majoring in Worship Arts and Elizabeth is majoring in Music Education.

“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!  Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.  Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” (Psalm 100)  Come join us at First Baptist Church Tavares as we lift up our praise and worship to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with joy and gladness in our hearts!  Come and be thankful and bless His holy name!

Justin Burger

Children & Youth Minister

I was born and raised in Tampa FL. I became a Christian at the age of 22 after living a worldly life. Since I have become a Christian, God has used me in a variety of different ways. I have served in the mission field in a few different countries, including China, Cuba, South Africa, and Botswana. I have served in the U.S. in the foster care system and in various different ministries in various different churches. I am currently working on by B.A. in biblical studies at Lake Sumter Bible College and Seminary. God has called me to the position of youth and children’s minister at First Baptist Tavares, where I have been serving since June of 2015. It has been an exciting journey so far, and I am always looking forward to what God is going to do next!

Rod Hogshead

Church Administrator

Rod has served FBC Tavares since August 2018 as our Church Administrator.

Dawn Dunton

Ministry Assistant

Dawn has served FBC Tavares since January 2006 as our Ministry Assistant. 


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