Gordon Godfrey, Jr. – Senior Pastor

Gordon was saved in 1972 in Montgomery, Alabama. He began preaching a year later. His full-time ministry started in 1979 in Panama City, Florida, at Central Baptist Church. After assuming the role of Sunday School Administrator in 1984, the Sunday school grew from 350 to 1500 in six years. In 1991, he became pastor of Fundamental Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. The church experienced rapid growth and soon outgrew the buildings. The church voted to relocate and changed the name to Marcus Pointe Baptist Church.

In 26 years, the average weekly attendance has climbed from 63 to more than 1900. The church supports numerous missionaries at home and around the world and a Christian School that includes preschool and elementary, along with an online academy for 3rd – 12th grades. Other ministries include a Thrift Store and Food Pantry. Sportsman’s Night Out is held every year for over 3,000 people! A new, 2000-seat Worship Center was completed in September 2003. The church has averaged more than 700 salvations and 300 baptisms a year.

Pastor Godfrey has served, and is serving, on several boards, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Tennessee Temple University Board of Trustees, Tim Lee Ministries, and S.C.O.R.E. International. Pastor Godfrey has conducted numerous Sunday School and Stewardship Growth Conferences and has written several books and manuals regarding church growth and management. He and his wife June have three children: Becky, Greg, and Bobby, and six grandchildren: MacKenzie, Ryleigh, Abigayle, Jackson, Coleman, and Winston.

Email: pastor@marcuspointebaptist.org


Executive Pastor – Tommy Thompson

Tommy leads the pastoral and administrative staff as well as overseeing the day to day operations of the ministries here at Marcus Pointe. He assists Pastor Godfrey in fulfilling the vision and goals that God has given our ministry: to connect people to God, to each other and to the lost world both here in Pensacola and around the World.

Tommy and his wife Sherry have three beautiful children and two beautiful grandchildren. He wasn’t raised in a Christian home but accepted Christ as his Savior as a teenager then began serving in full-time ministry, when he was 23. God has given him a burden to share Christ with people and help them develop their spiritual gifts. Tommy and Sherry have committed their lives to helping people grow in their relationship with Christ and challenge them to full-fill God’s plan for their life. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading and following college football.

Email: tthompson@marcuspointebaptist.org


Music Pastor – Brent French

Brent and Julie have been married since May of 1990. They met at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, Florida, where they traveled with the college singing group (Aletheian Singers) for four years. It was at Trinity that Brent received his Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministries. They have three adopted children from China. Brent oversees all of our worship ministries including the Celebration Choir & Orchestra, Kidz Praize, Praise Band, and various other groups. In his spare time he loves playing Mario Brothers with his kids.

Email: bfrench@marcuspointebaptist.org


Connections Pastor – Craig Hindsman

As a 13 year-youth pastor veteran, Craig has seen it all. Each experience has helped to create a greater passion in his heart for God’s glory to be truly revealed in the lives of families. A dynamic and creative communicator, Craig is currently the Families Pastor at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. He is also the founder of REVOLUTION Ministries, an organization that helps teens serve the Pensacola community though the love of Christ. Married since 2001, Craig and his wife Amanda have 2 children.

Email: craig@marcuspointebaptist.org


Senior Adults – Butch Callahan

Pastor Butch came to Marcus Pointe in 2014 to serve as Senior Adult pastor.  He attended Tennessee Temple University and Luther Rice Seminary.  He has served in full time ministry over 40 years in pastorate, youth, music, teaching and preaching. He is married to his wife Joy who also serves in a number of areas at Marcus Pointe. They have two grown sons,  Jon and his wife Jessica, and Daniel.

Email: bcallahan@marcuspointebaptist.org


Student Pastor – Rob Hilbun

Rob Hilbun is currently in his 14th year in Student Ministry.  Even though our culture is drastically changing, Rob has a heart to keep things simple.  His desire is to see students saved, discipled, and sent out.  His passion for students is evident through his preaching and discipleship.  Rob published his first book “Church In The Streets” in 2014 and it can be found in Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.  Rob began to serve as Student Pastor at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church, April of 2015.  He and his wife Ashley have three children: Bethany (6), Levi (4), and Samuel (2).

Email: rhilbun@marcuspointebaptist.org


Children’s Director – Jack Henry

Bio coming soon…

Email: jhenry@marcuspointebaptist.org


Media Director – Robbie Harvey

Robbie is a native of Pensacola and Graduate of Full Sail University where he studied Film and Television. He’s also a Two-Time Suncoast Emmy Award Nominee and during his time off enjoys photography and being the Track Announcer at 5 Flags Speedway. He and his wife Tiffany have been married for 8 years and have one child together.

Email: rharvey@marcuspointebaptist.org


Missions Pastor – Colton Plumley

Colton and his wife both grew up in the Pensacola area have been married for five years. They do not have any children, but they do have an awesome dog named Sadie. He has a BA in Philosophy and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of West Florida, also he is currently working towards an Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) from Liberty University. Colton has been serving in ministry since the age of 16, either through a leadership team, internship, or staff position. He has a heart for college students and discipleship through missions locally and internationally. In his free time, he enjoys reading, golfing, and Auburn football!

Email: cplumley@marcuspointebaptist.org


School Administrator – Matt Graff

Matthew Graff received a master’s degree in educational administration and taught at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Most recently, he served as vice principal of Rosedale Baptist School in Baltimore, Maryland, and as president of the Maryland Association of Christian Schools Athletics Commission (MACSAC). He currently teaches 5th grade, and directs the online academy at Marcus Pointe Christian School.

Email: mgraff@mpcacademy.orh


Preschool Director – Lorna Foster

Lorna was born and raised in Dundee, Scotland, spent 10 years working in London in the Medical field then took a job in Saudi Arabia doing medical purchasing for The Saudi Military Hospitals. This is where she met her husband Mark who is from Pensacola. Mark’s family were lifelong members of the old Church, Fundamental Baptist Church. They have been married for 28 years and have two daughters, Brodie & Morgan.

Email: lfoster@marcuspointechristian.org


Thrift Store Director – Melissa Vaugh

Melissa has a bachelor’s degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. She was a co-owner of a successful photography studio for seven years. She brings innovative ideas, cutting edge marketing plan, and personality to the Marcus Pointe Thrift Store.

She has been married to Rusty for six years. They enjoy ministry opportunities at Marcus Pointe, and are excited about what the future holds.

Email: mvaughn@marcuspointebaptist.org

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Middle School Pastor – Preston Smith

Bio coming soon…

Email: psmith@marcuspointebaptist.org


Church Secretary – Stephanie Thompson

Bio coming soon…

Phone: 850.479.8337 x110

Email: sthompson@marcuspointebaptist.org

Financial Assistant – Elaine Olan

Elaine began life in Akron, Ohio; moved to South Florida; and then to Pensacola. She married her husband Bobby in 2007. She has no children of her own, but she does claim Bobby’s two beautiful daughters, Benja and Justine. She loves to laugh, read, cook, eat, and be outdoors, especially at the beach. The greatest blessing of working at the church is that it allows and encourages her to grow in her walk with the Lord.

Phone: 850.479.8337 x113

Email: eolan@marcuspointebaptist.org

Families Assistant – Windy Parker

Windy began her life in Northwest Georgia.  She moved to Dayton Beach, FL, after marrying her husband Buck in 1999.  Since then, Windy, Buck and their daughter Emma have been blessed to live in the Atlanta area, Nashville area and the beautiful Panhandle. Windy joined the staff of Marcus Pointe in September, 2015. In her spare time, Windy enjoys singing and being involved in various ministries at Marcus Pointe, spending time with her family, and enjoying the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches.

Phone: 850.479.8337 x121

Email: wparker@marcuspointebaptist.org

Life Groups Assistant – Jo Morris

Jo joined the Marcus Pointe staff in Spring of 2016. She is a mother of 4 who has dedicated her life her children and husband Chuck. While not at Marcus Pointe, Jo loves photography, baking, and helping others.

Phone: 850.479.8337 x112

Email: jmorris@marcuspointebaptist.org

Receptionist/Notary – Nancy Sears

Nancy is a pastor’s daughter, originally from the Northeast, and has lived in several states and even Canada. She attended Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, TN. There, she met her husband Danny. In 2004, they moved to Pensacola and joined Marcus Pointe immediately. She began working for the church in May of 2005.

Phone: 850.479.8337

Email: nsears@marcuspointebaptist.org

Music Assistant – Mary Smith

Mary is originally from Canton, Ohio. A love for music (piano, specifically) and a passion for music ministry developed early in life. Mary joined the staff of Marcus Pointe in 1998 after service three years in the Music Office as a volunteer. She has a B.A. from Malone University in Canton, Ohio; is married to Ken, a Navy veteran who owns Gulf Technical Services in Gulf Breeze; and has two children (Matt and his wife Elizabeth in the Dallas area, and Kristi and her husband clay in the Oklahoma City area). Mary is also the Church Usage Coordinator. Mary’s office evidences her love for both music and cats.

Phone: 850.479.8337 x112

Email: msmith@marcuspointebaptist.org

Maintenance Director – Matt Peek

Bio coming soon…

Phone: 850.479.8337

Email: mpeek@marcuspointebaptist.org