First Baptist Newberry
25520 W Newberry Road | Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 472-2351
Pastor Stephen Wilson

Pastor Stephen Wilson

Pastor
352-472-2351

Avid fisher, hunter, and hockey fan; Pastor Stephen Wilson is excited to serve the Newberry community. Stephen has served previously as a Student Pastor for several churches with 10+ years of ministry experience and a passion for ministering to the entire family unit. Stephen is from Summerville, SC where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and student ministry at Charleston Southern University. It is at Charleston Southern that he met his wonderful wife, Kimberly, who became his partner in ministry when they were married in May 2013. They currently have two children (Lilyana and Josiah) as well as a cat & dog and enjoy life with all its crazy adventures. Stephen is also currently working on his M.Div in Theology and Apologetics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where his passion for apologetics and Scripture has only deepened. Stephen has a heart and vision for family ministry with a desire to see FBC grow in its outreach to parents, students, and children through intergenerational discipleship and fellowship as well as formation of ministries that equip & encourage the family unit together. Stephen desires to see FBC Newberry continue to be a place of community with a sense of purpose for all people.


Mary Bender

Mary Bender

Church Secretary
(352) 472-2351

Mary has been happy to serve as church secretary at First Baptist Church, Newberry since September 2005. She has over 21 years of church office experience as well as vet-tech and business office experience. Mary was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but grew up in Southern California. She has two grown children and four wonderful grandchildren! Mary loves to ride her horses, read, paint, quilt and do scrap-booking. (She also hopes to some day go on a real, live cattle-drive!) Mary makes her home in Newberry on 2 acres with her horses, dogs and cats.


Our church mission is to ignite a passion to follow Jesus.
"The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ."
Ephesians 4:1-16