Dave Paxton is a veteran of student ministry. He has served
students in churches across the southeast for the past thirty-eight
years. His passion for the Word of God and leading teenagers to become
fully-devoted disciples of Christ is contagious. God has gifted Dave
with gifts of teaching and encouragement and he uses these gifts to help
students see the incredible life God has in store for them through a
personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dave was born in Tennessee, spent some of his child-hood in
California before moving back to Tennessee. He is a graduate of
Carson-Newman College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He
and his wife, Sharon, moved to Orange Park to begin serving here at
First Baptist in October 2012. Prior to serving here, Dave served as
Student Pastor at First Baptist Church Hendersonville, Tennessee and
Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida.
Be sure to check out his blog - www.davepaxton.org
- for interesting articles regarding student ministry and insights for students, parents and youth workers.