Our Mission

The mission of the First Baptist Church of Chuluota is "Through Love and Labor to Make and Mature Christian Disciples."

Our History and Associations:

Soon after the close of the Civil War, several families residing in Whiteville, North Carolina moved to Florida.  They left by boat and arrived in Mellonville, Florida (modern day Sanford).  From there, using oxen and carts, they completed their trip to the north side of Lake Pickett.  On January 8, 1875, these pioneers established the Harmony Baptist Church which was later renamed the First Baptist Church of Chuluota.  The church has had a continuous presence in the community since that time. We are in association with the Seminole Baptist Association which is comprised of forty-one churches and missions located in Seminole and West Volusia counties.  For missions and other denominational endeavors, we cooperate with the Florida and Southern Baptist Conventions.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Dr. Richard Mays, Senior Pastor

Dr. Mays came to the pastorate after a career in law enforcement.  He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Oviedo, Florida.  He and his wife Linda have served our church since 1996.  

Rev. Chris Meadows, Associate Pastor

Rev. Meadows was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1995.  He has been awarded a Master's degree from the University of Central Florida.  Chris is an educator in the Seminole County Public School system.