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Biographies E

B. L. EARNEST

B. L. Earnest served as pastor at First Baptist Church, Tarpon Springs and Grove Street Baptist Church, Gainesville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 21, 1945, p. 2.

E. E. EARNEST

E. E. Earnest (1912-1998) served as pastor of churches in Alabama and Florida for 47 years in his ministry, including Pine Grove Baptist Church, Trenton, FL (1944-1946). He and his wife, Julia, had three daughters, Theresa, Sue, and Freda.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 3, 1998, p. 10.

E. T. EARNEST

E. T. Earnest was ordained by Florida Avenue Baptist Church, Avon Park in 1934. He served as pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Hardee County, 1943-1946.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ROY EASTERLY

Roy Easterly (1918-1977) served in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. He served as pastor of Franklin Street Baptist Church from 1964 to 1971 in Jacksonville, and was pastor of First Baptist Church in Umatilla at the time of his death. He and his wife, Anita, had two daughters.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 20, 1977.

EDDIE EATON

Eddie Eaton served as pastor of West Pittman Baptist Church, Westville.

Source: Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

HUGH EBERHART

Hugh Eberhart served as pastor of Five Points Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, 1954-1955.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. F. EDEN

J. F. Eden left the Bunker Hill Church in Illinois to become pastor of the Gainesville Baptist Church in 1887. Eden left the Gainesville Church to become pastor of the Baptist Church in Hawkinsville, Georgia.

Secondary Source:
George C. Osborn. The First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Florida, 1870-1970, pp. 7-8.

JAMES OTTO EDEN

James Otto Eden (1932-2005) served as a bi-vocational minister in a number of churches before he retired from a phone company. Eden was serving as
pastor of Sunny Hills Baptist Church (1998-2005) at the time of his death. He and his wife of 53 years, Janie, had two sons, Kip and Paul, and two
daughters, Becky and Kristi.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, March 24, 2005, p. 11.

DAVID EDENFIELD

David Edenfield served as pastor of Peniel Lighthouse, Palatka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GEORGE EDENS, SR.

George Edens, Sr. (1921-1990) was a native of Okolona, Mississippi. He served as pastor in Alabama and Florida. In Florida he served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Blountstown, and Holmes Creek in Chipley. He and his wife, Edith, had two sons, George Jr. and Mark.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, February 1, 1990, p. 8.

J. A. EDGE

J. A. Edge served as pastor of Lemon City Baptist Church in 1909.

Source:
1909 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, n.p.

EARL B. EDINGTON

Earl B. Edington (c 1904-June 27, 1989) served as pastor of First Baptist Church in St. Petersburg for 27 years, from 1944 to 1971. He was a native of Tennessee, and had served as pastor in Goodwater, Rockford, Attalla, and Birmingham, Alabama, before going to St. Petersburg. He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, had one child. Edington served as president of the Florida Baptist Convention in 1951.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, July 20, 1989, p. 5.

V. M. EDLIN

V. M. Edlin was pastor of Biscayne Gardens Mission in 1943.

Source:
1943 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 9.

CLAY E. EDMONDSON

Clay E. Edmondson served as pastor of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, Cottondale.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. OLLIE EDMUNDS


J. Ollie Edmunds (March 1, 1903-April 2, 1984) holds the honor of being the only Stetson alumnus to become president of the school. He came to serve (1948-1967) without even having been a professional educator. He was a lawyer, judge, and businessman. He had faithfully served the school on the board of trustees and came to the presidential post as an able fund raiser. He had served as County Judge of Duval County, and was a candidate for the United States Senate when he ran against Claude Pepper. More than a dozen new buildings were built in the Edmunds years, and he served as the state s first president of the Association of American Colleges in 1957. Upon his resignation in 1967, the trustees appointed Edmunds the first Stetson chancellor.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Florida Baptist Witness, April 12, 1984, p. 7.

ARTHUR B. EDWARDS

Arthur B. Edwards graduated from Stetson University, DeLand and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Fairfield Baptist Church, Forest City Baptist Church and Hyde Park Baptist Church, Jacksonville. Edwards and his wife Janet Vasser Edwards have two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 30, 1969, p. 8.

C. H. EDWARDS

C. H. Edwards was pastor of Lemon City Baptist Church in 1905 and Lemon City, Silver Palm and Cocoa Plum churches in 1906.

Source:
1905 Indian River Baptist Association Minutes, p. 23.
1906 Indian River Baptist Association Minutes, p. 19.

D. J. EDWARDS

D. J. Edwards served as pastor of Oakridge Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church), Polk County and Alafia Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DANIEL EDWARDS

Daniel Edwards (1804-1868) served faithfully in the Alachua Association, and died in 1868. He served as moderator in Alachua Association (1854-1860), and as pastor of New Providence and Wacahoota. He died at Crystal River in 1868. In 1848 Edwards was pastor of Fellowship and N. Providence in Marion County and Fort Clark in Alachua County. In 1858 Edwards served as pastor of Stafford’s Pond Prairie, Williston.

Secondary Source:
Alachua Baptist Association Minutes, 1867, p. 6; 1848, pp. 1-6; 1867, p. 6.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

E. EDWARDS

E. Edwards served as pastor of First Baptist Church, St. Petersburg.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ELWYN G. EDWARDS
Elwyn G. Edwards died September 1, 2000. He was a native of Tampa, and a graduate of Stetson and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He
retired as a Chaplain at the rank of Colonel in the United States Army. After retirement he served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Chassahowitzka, and Suncoast Baptist Church in Homosassa Springs. He and his wife, Lavonne, had a daughter, Dawana, and a son, Clay.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, February 3, 2000.

F. C. EDWARDS
F. C. Edwards served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Williston and First Baptist Church, Crystal River. Edwards also served as editor of the Florida Baptist Witness.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. EDWARDS

J. Edwards served as pastor of Alafia Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

VIRGIL EDWARDS

Virgil Edwards (1920-1990) served as director of the day ministry at Inwood Baptist Church in Winter Haven for 25 years. He and his wife, Jane, had a daughter, Donna Sue, who followed her father into the ministry of interpretation and deaf ministry.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, February 1, 1990, p. 8.

W. H. EDWARDS

W. H. Edwards graduated from Union University, Jackson, TN. He served as pastor of Tenth Avenue Baptist Church, Tampa and St. James City Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM EDWARDS

William Edwards was the first missionary of Pensacola Bay Baptist Association, which organized in1887. His November, 1888 Edwards reported at the annual meeting the organization of Shady Grove Baptist Church, (now First Baptist Church, Jay), assisted by F. W. Abbott. Edwards served as pastor of Milton Baptist Church. He married Annie M. Edwards about 1876. Edwards died in 1911.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DANIEL EGIPCIACO

Daniel Egipciaco was appointed a national church planting missionary to South Florida in 2009. He is also serving as pastor of Relevant Baptist Church in Miami. Daniel earned a B.A. degree in Christian Ministry at Trinity International University. His wife Karina earned a B.A. from Trinity and a M.S. from Saint Thomas University. They have one son, Daniel.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 13, 2009, p. 16.

CHARLES CAREY EILAND

Charles Carey Eiland (1885-1946) was the son of Christopher Columbus Eiland. He served as pastor of Milligan Baptist Church, Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, 1922-1927, and First Baptist Church, Bagdad.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

C. E. EILAND

C. E. Eiland served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Belle Glade, 1966-1967.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CLARENCE H. EILAND

Clarence H. Eiland (1919-1992) was born in Crenshaw County, AL the son of Charles Carey and Annie Gay Eiland. He served as pastor of Brownsville Baptist Church, Pensacola (1944-1945) and First Baptist Church, Kissimmee. Eiland and his wife Corabell Golden Eiland had one daughter.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

BOB EISENBURG

Bob Eisenburg served as pastor of Northbay Baptist Church, Niceville 1985-1991.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

BURROUGHS ELDRIDGE

Burroughs Eldridge was pastor at Boynton Baptist Church in 1925.

Source:
1925 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 33.

LEROY ELDRIDGE

LeRoy Eldridge served as pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Titusville (1997-2010). Eldridge and his wife Shirley had their four sons, Jon, Peter, Dan and Josh.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

A. R. ELKS

A. R. Elks served as pastor of Jackson Heights Baptist Church, Tampa.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. ADAIR ELLEN

W. Adair Ellen served as pastor of South Biscayne Baptist Church, North Port.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

BILL ELLER

Bill Eller served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Malone, (1993-1994).

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

T. B. ELLERBEE

T. B. Ellerbee served as pastor of Sardis Baptist Church, Worthington Springs.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

RICHARD ELLIGSON

Richard Elligson and his wife Cheryl and family served as Southern Baptist Convention International missionaries to Brazil for five years (2000-2005). Elligson then became a professor of missions at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville. He and his wife Cheryl have two children, Angela and Ricky.

Source:
Baptist College of Florida News Release, January 12, 2007.

GEORGE R. ELLIN

George R. Ellin was pastor of Hollywood Baptist Church in 1941.

Source:
1941 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 5.

ED ELLIOTT

Ed Elliott (1939-2000) died while serving as pastor of Green Pond Baptist Church in Polk City. He and his wife, Caren, had two children, Kevin and Jodi.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, December 14, 2000.

LARRY E. ELLIOTT

Larry E. Elliott (1942- ) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Hopeville, Georgia. He was converted and joined First Baptist Church in Hopeville in 1954. He was called to preach and licensed by the Hopeville Baptist Church, and ordained by the University Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Elliott attended Carson-Newman College in Tennessee receiving his B.A. in 1964. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological (M.Div., 1968), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min., 1978). He completed the Air Force Chaplain’s School and served for over 30 years (1971-2002) in the Florida Air National Guard. He was Senior Chaplain and was awarded the Florida Cross by the state of Florida for outstanding military chaplain service. Elliott served as pastor in Texas and Florida. He was pastor of Hogan Baptist Church, Jacksonville. He worked with the Florida Baptist Convention staff from 1979 to the present. He has worked in the area of church-community relations, Black church relations, mission ministries, church planning, and revitalization since joining the convention staff. He and his wife, Ellen, have two sons, Kevin and Larry Jr.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CARLTON B. ELLIS

Carlton B. Ellis served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Niceville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CLEVE ELLIS

Cleve Ellis served as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Escambia County.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CLINT ELLIS

Clint Ellis graduated from Troy University (BS), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div, D. Min.). He served as pastor of Holmes
Creek Baptist Church, Chipley and became pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Tallahassee in 2016. He and his wife Kristen have three children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 21, 2016, p.4.

DALLAS ELLIS

Dallas Ellis graduated from Chipola College, West Florida University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2005 he became pastor of
Providence Baptist Church, Grand Ridge. He and his wife, Cathy, have three children.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 10, 2005, p. 10.

G. C. ELLIS

G. C. Ellis served as pastor of Pine Barron Baptist Church, Davisville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JAMES ELLIS

James Ellis served as pastor of Ferris Hill Baptist Church, Milton.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

MATTHEW ELLIS

Matthew Ellis graduated from Lexington Bible College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as pastor of Donaldson Baptist
Church, Princeton, Kentucky, and in 2006, became pastor of First Baptist Church, Brooksville. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons.

 Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 29, 2006, p. 14.

PIERCE S. ELLIS

Pierce S. Ellis served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Orlando.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

T. J. ELLIS

T. J. Ellis (1902-1984) was a native of Wellborn, and was ordained there at Mount Olive Baptist Church in 1937. He served numerous churches in
Florida as pastor. He served at Rocky Sink, Friendship and Pine Level in Live Oak, Hardeetown, Priscilla, and Ebenezer in Chiefland, McCrab, Sand
Pond, Old Town, Crewsville, and New Hope in Wauchula, Evergreen in Lake City, Moseley Hall in Greenville, Forest Grove in Alachua, and Union in
Newberry. He and his wife, Lucille, had four daughters; Elizabeth, Iris, Linda, and Mavis, and two sons; Bill and Jerry.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 7, 1984, p. 6.

J. W. ELLISON

J. W. Ellison served as pastor of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, Cottondale.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

CHARLES B. EMERY

Charles B. Emery (1906-1983) served during the days of multiple pastorates. In 1946 he was pastor of Dunns Creek, Oak Grove, Pleasant Point, and Ogilvie of the Jacksonville area at the same time. He became full time pastor of Dunne Creek when it was constituted in 1947, and served the church for 20 years. He also served as pastor of Holly Brook and Hollyford in the Jacksonville area. He and his wife, Mabel, had two daughters, Mary and June, and one son, Henry.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, April 7, 1983, p. 6.

FILLMORE L. ENFINGER

Fillmore L. Enfinger (1932-2014) was the son of Wiley and Mattie Enfinger. He was a lifelong resident of Escambia County and served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Enfinger was ordained by Farm Hill Baptist Church in 1970. During his ministry, he pastored Eighth Ave. Baptist Church, Beulah, Ray’s Chapel Baptist Church, McDavid, Six Mile Creek Baptist Church, Tampa, and First Baptist of Cottage Hill, Cantonment. Enfinger and his wife, Mary Fant; had three sons.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOSEPH ENGEL

Joseph Engel (1902-1982) served as a pastor in Florida. He organized First Baptist Church in Naples in 1945, and Calvary Baptist Church in Perry in 1961. He and his wife, Beatrice, had one daughter, Evelyn, and two sons, David and Robert.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, June 10, 1982, p. 6.

HARVEY LEE ENGLISH

Harvey Lee English served as pastor of Pine Barron Baptist Church, Davisville and First Baptist Church, Wewahitchka.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. B. ENGLISH

J. B. English served as pastor of First Baptist Church, DeLand.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

LLOYD J. ENGLISH

Lloyd J. English (1915-1983) was from the Plant City area and was baptized in 1923. He answered the call to preach at the Springhead Baptist Church in 1937 and was ordained on May 19, 1944 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Plant City. He attended Baptist Bible Institute in Graceville and Norman College in Norman Park, Georgia. He served as pastor of 13 churches in the four states of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Arizona. He and his wife Edna had five children; Jerry, Ronald, Patricia, Irvie, and Lloyd. Edna died on October 22, 1970.

Source:
Marvis R. Snell, Testimony to Pioneer Baptists.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

TRAVIS E. ENGLISH

Travis E. English (1947-1989) died after a lengthy battle with cancer at age 42. He was pastor of Live Oak Baptist Church in Callahan. He and his wife, Jewel, had three daughters, Tammy, Pam, and Angie.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, August 31, 1989, p. 10.

ISHAM E. ENLOW


Isham E. Enlow (October 2, 1890- ) was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He graduated from Georgetown College (1916) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1919, Th.M.) He served as pastor in Kentucky, and in 1944 became pastor at Belle Glade, Florida. At the time of his retirement in 1957 he was serving as District Missionary of the South Florida, Ridge, and Shiloh Associations.

Secondary Source:
James Luffman, A History of Oak-Griner Church, pp. 119-126.

I. N. ENTZMINGER

I. N. Entzminger served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Barberville, 1910.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. ENTZMINGER

J. Entzminger served as the first pastor of First Baptist Church, Zolfo Springs.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN N. ENTZMINGER

John N. Entzminger served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Longwood.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN THADDEUS ENTZMINGER, SR.

John Thaddeus Entzminger, Sr. (November 9, 1904-July 11, 1995) was born in Lincolnton, Georgia. Entzminger graduated from Baptist Bible Institute, New Orleans and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville.  He served as pastor of Morton Gap Baptist Church in Kentucky for ten years. He then served as pastor of A. M. Bennett Memorial Baptist Church, (now Tampa Bay Tabernacle), Tampa, Manatee Baptist Church in Bradenton for 22 years and Greenville Baptist Church for 30 years (1965-1995). He and his wife, Bernice, had four sons; John, William, Louis, Paul, and one daughter, Bernice.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, May 11, 1989, p. 14.

LOUIS ENTZMINGER

Louis Entzminger served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lakeland, from 1918-1920. Entzminger led the church to over 1,000 in membership and had such men as Dr. A. C. Dixon, Dr. W. B. Riley, and Dr. Luther Little to come in for Bible conferences.

Secondary Source:
Alice M. Muir. A Historic Sketch, pp. 22-23.

SEDLEY ENTZMINGER

Sedley Entzminger graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, KY. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Eau Gallie and Park View Baptist Church, Fort Pierce.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. D. ENTZMINGER

W. D. Entzminger (1869-1943) was born in Ridgeway, SC, the son of John N. Entzminger. He was a graduate of Furman University and the Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. Entzminger served many churches in South Carolina and Georgia before moving to Florida. While in Florida he served as pastor of Kathleen Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church, Socrum, First Baptist Church, Longwood, Webster Avenue Baptist Church and Micanopy. Other churches he served were in Williston, Palatka, Trenton, Summerfield, Monticello, Greenville, Bartow, Lake Wales, and Tenth Avenue Baptist Church, Tampa.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. S. ENTZMINGER

W. S. Entzminger served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Longwood.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

HAROLD C. EPPERSON


Harold C. Epperson graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., M.R.E.). He served as pastor of Southside Baptist Church in
Sarasota (1965-1975), and First Baptist Church in Kissimmee. He and his wife, Juanita, had three sons, Mark, Mike, and Hal.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 4, 1975, p. 6.

M. H. EPPERSON

M. H. Epperson served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Eustis, 1951-1963 and First Baptist Church, Eustis.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

W. B. ERNEST

W. B. Ernest was pastor of Goulde Baptist Church in 1927.

Source:
1927 Miami Baptist Association Minutes, p. 24.

GUILLERMO ESCALONA

Guillermo Escalona graduated from Florida International University and Southwestern Baptist Theogical Seminary. Escalona has served with the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes, VITAS healthcare and the Baptist Hospital of Miami. He has served as pastor of Miami’s Coral Villa Baptist Church since 1991. He and his wife Aracelis have three daughters.

Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, September 19, 2002.

PAUL ESTES

Paul Estes served as pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Clay County in 1987-1989.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

RAYMOND L. ESTES

Raymond L. Estes (1926-2018) was a native of LaFayette, AL, the son of John T. and Naomi Estes. Estes served as a corporal in the U. S. Army Air Corps. Before entering the ministry Estes was a brick mason and subcontractor. He graduated from Baptist Bible Institute, Graceville, FL. Estes served as pastor of Limestone Baptist Church, Walton County, Shady Grove Baptist Church, Grand Ridge, Antioch Baptist Church, Gainesville; and First Baptist Church, McIntosh. In 1964, he moved to Marion County to become full-time pastor of Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church As a pastor, he continued to use his construction expertise on various church building projects and mission projects. He and his wife Clara were married for 59 years.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, May 8, 1980, p. 6.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

WILLIAM ESTES

William Estes served as pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

GROVER CLEVELAND EUBANKS

Grover Cleveland Eubanks (1885-1955) was born in Marietta, Georgia. He served churches in Alabama and Florida. He served a total of 22 churches as pastor and he and his wife Mary had three daughters; Edna, Margaret and Dorothy. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Crestview from 1934-1935 and First Baptist Church, Altoona, 1951-1955.

Secondary Source:
History of First Baptist Church, Crestview, p. 17.
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DUANE EVANS

Duane Evans served as pastor of Double Branch Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel).

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ELLIS B. EVANS

Ellis B. Evans served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Florida, and was sent overseas as a chaplain with the United States Army in 1944.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, January 20, 1944, p. 4.

ELMER EVANS

Elmer Evans served as pastor of Astatula Baptist Church, 1951-1953.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. T. EVANS

J. T. Evans served as pastor of Sardis Baptist Church, Worthington Springs.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. W. EVANS

J. W. Evans served as pastor of Leon Ebenezer Baptist Church, Leon County.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JOHN E. EVANS

John E. Evans served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Live Oak.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

T. J. EVANS

T. J. Evans served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake Butler.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

J. W. EVENS

J. W. Evens served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

JERRY EVERAGE

Jerry Everage served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Laurel Hill.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

RHETT EVERAGE

Rhett Everage (1934 – 2009) was born in Baker and lived most of his life in Okaloosa County. Everage graduated from the Bible Baptist Institute. After
graduation, he became a bi-vocational minister, serving area churches including South Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1973, then Magnolia Baptist Church in 1975, Oakdale Baptist Church (now Valley Road), Crestview in 1978 and then to Calvary Baptist Church, 1982-2009. He and his wife Claudia had two children.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

D. P. EVERETT

D. P. Everett was an ordained minister in the Orange Hill Church of the West Florida Association in 1856. He was elected to serve as a delegate to the 1857 Florida Baptist Convention.

Secondary Source:
West Florida Baptist Association Minutes, 1896.

G. E. EVERETT

G. E. Everett served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Malone (1932-1933) and First Baptist Church, Blountstown.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

S. D. EVERETT

S. D. Everett was a pastor and medical doctor in the Alachua Association where he died in 1880. At the time of his death he was pastor of Cedar Keys. Everett was from Georgia and a graduate of Mercer.

Secondary Source:
Alachua Baptist Associational Minutes, 1880, pp. 10-11.

FRED E. EVERS

Fred E. Evers served as pastor of Cinco Baptist Church, Fort Walton Beach, 1991-1996.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

DON EVERSON

Don Everson (-2012) was born in Mishawaka, Indiana, the son of W. P. and Myrtlw Everson. He graduated from Fletcher High School in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, in 1946. He attended Stetson University (B.A., 1950), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (B.D., 1953; Th.D., 1959). Everson was best known in Florida for his successful pastorates at Parkwood Baptist Church, Jacksonville and First Baptist Church, Quincy. He married Betty McCellan of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and they had three children; Lynn, Cindy and Nan.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.
Sara Davis Martin, A History of First Baptist Church, Quincy, Florida, pp. 79-80.

WILLARD P. EVERSON

Willard P. Everson (1906-1992) was a native of Wisconsin. He graduated from Memphis State. He served as pastor of Germantown Baptist Church in Memphis. In 1943 he came to First Baptist Church in Jacksonville Beach where he served for 25 years leaving in 1968. He and his wife had one son, Don, who was pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church in Jacksonville for 27 years, and First Baptist Church in Quincy for six years, before his retirement.

Secondary Source:
Florida Baptist Witness, July 9, 1992, p. 11.

W. Y. EVERTON

W. Y. Everton served as pastor of Hatch Bend Baptist Church, Branford.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.

ROBERT W. EZELL

Robert W. Ezell served as pastor of the Sans Souci Baptist Chapel (now Terry Road Baptist Church), Jacksonville.

Source:
Florida Baptist Historical Society files.