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Our Staff

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DR. Darrell P. Orman
Pastor Orman has been Senior Pastor at First Baptist Stuart since 1992.  He is a graduate of Liberty University and holds a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Seminary, both in Lynchburg, Virginia.  He also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree through Liberty University. 

Since his conversion in 1975, Pastor Orman has been a strong personal soul-winner with a heart for missions.  He has traveled to Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Canada, Brazil, Montana, India, and the Bahamas on various mission trips.  His desire for First Baptist is to reach the Treasure Coast and beyond with the glorious gospel of Christ. 

He is married to Kim and they have 2 children.
Pastor Darrell Orman
Nick Bennett
Minister to Senior Adults
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Matt 9:37
From my childhood days I had two goals—to sing and to travel. But my heart’s passion was to serve God.Through some 40 years of ministry, I have had these dreams fulfilled.

Graduating with my Bachelor of Music degree the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio and after marriage to my college sweetheart Nancy, I began my professional career in Music.
The turning point came in my life when I discovered my heart’s passion was serving God. After serving several churches, and studies through New Orleans Baptist Seminary, I began my ministry at First Baptist Church of Stuart, in 1988.

Our ministry involves mission trips, Senior Luncheons, ongoing ministry to nursing homes with our “Good News Singers” and trips to Senior Conferences.In my leisure time I enjoy time with my wife Nancy, traveling or hanging out with our 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Enjoying God’s blessings day by day.
Nick Bennett
rebecca cobo
Children’s Ministry Director
Rebecca Cobo joins the FBC Stuart staff as Director of Children's Ministries.  She is originally from West Tennessee.  Rebecca earned a BS degree in Business Administration and Spanish from Union University in Jackson, TN and she taught Spanish at FBCS for the last six years.  . Rebecca and husband Mario have five children: Erika, 16; Isaac, 13; Andres, 11; Sofia, 11 and Roman, 8.    The Cobos have been active members of FBC for five years.  Rebecca has taught the 2nd-5th grade Sunday School, served in the nursery and has been a faithful member of the choir and praise team. She is excited to move into the role of Director of Children's Ministries to better serve children ages K-5-fifth grade and their families. Her motto for Children's Ministry, Praise Kids, is: "We play, we pray, we praise!" and her mission is "to instill the love of Jesus into the hearts of children and lead them into a personal relationship with Him."
Minister to Youth



Tim Kaufman
Minister of Music
Tim began his music ministry at age fifteen traveling and singing in a gospel quartet and begn his solo ministry at age sixteen. Upon graduation from Cedarville University with a B. A. in Compreshensive Biblical Studies, he accepted a position as gospel vocalist with evangelist Jack Wyrtzen and Word of Life Fellowship in New York. There he directed the 100 voice Collegian Choir and ensembles in both the USA and Portugal. After serving three years as associate pastor of the Riverdale Baptist Chruch in Largo, MD, Tim launched Tim Kaufman Ministries, Inc., a concert and Bible teaching ministry to local churches in the USA and internationally. His decades of experience in evangelism and on various church staffs has helped churches in transition musically to avoid what has become known as the "worship wars" when in reality, worship is all about how we respond to who God is and what He has done. Tim and his wife Alicia have five children, three sons-in-law, a son and a daughter entering college at PBA this fall.
Justin TenCate
Karen Grantham
Assoc. Minister of Education
I have been working with children since 1987 in a school setting as either teacher or director.  In 1997 I was called here to First Baptist to be the Preschool Director.  I have wanted to work with children since I was 5 years old it wasn’t until I came to know the Lord that it became a reality at Gardens Baptist in Hollywood.  In 1979 I began working in Sunday School with the Preschool age.  It is my desire to introduce Jesus to them as their Friend, this is a start to a great foundation.
Proverbs 22:6  Train up a child the way they should go and when they grow old they will not depart from it.
Karen Grantham
Colleen Highstone
Financial Administrator
I have been a member of First Baptist Stuart since 2000. In 2007, I joined the staff as Financial Secretary for the school, and in 2010 became Financial Administrator for the church and school. I graduated in 1982 with an Associate of Arts degree in Business.

I began my professional career in the banking industry where I held positions in marketing and lending. I left banking and started a business providing accounting services in 1991, which I continued for nearly twenty years before joining the First Baptist staff.

I was raised in Cocoa, Florida, in a Christian home and drawn to God at a very young age. I accepted Christ as my savior at the age of 8, but became aware of my need to make him Lord of my life in my early teens. I have been a follower of Christ my entire life, but have seen my greatest spiritual growth after a family crisis several years ago. I pray that my testimony will always point others to Christ.
What a mighty God we serve! Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer.  Romans 12:12
Colleen Highstone
Denise Streeter
Church Secretary
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith -and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God
Ephesians 2:8 

I was born and raised in New Jersey. I accepted Jesus as my savior in Aug. 1998 at Christian Camp, in Massachusetts.
I've been married to my husband David for 12 years and have two sons, Jeremy & Patrick.

We moved to Stuart, Fl. June 04 and attended First Baptist Church.  After the hurricanes in 04, I saw FBC church family extend love to the needy. I served as a Awana Cubbie director, also a Sunday School teacher. I have been working in the church office part time since summer of 08 currently I have joined the staff full time.
I believe with each experience it has brought me  a closer relationship with Jesus, and pray for others to accept God’s gift . 
During my free time, I enjoy digital scrapbooking and spending time with all my family.
Denise Streete
Darren Snipes
I have been involved in the music Department here since 1983.  I am currently the church accompanist and assistant.  I received my AA degree in music from Indian River State College.  I received Jesus into my heart at the age of 12 and have enjoyed all the many years of serving him.  I look forward to great plans for FBC Stuart  in years to come.
Greater is he that is in me, than He that is in the world.  1 John 4:4
Darren Snipes
Jesus Soto
 My name is Jesus M. Soto Hernandez. I was born in Mexico 46 years ago on Nov. 02, 1965. I am seventh in a family of fourteen kids. My father’s name was Jesus M Soto 6th and my mom was Emilia Hernandez. Growing up we were Catholics as a family. I came to USA when I was 21 years old and I came to Christ about 13 years ago.
I’m married to my wife of 22 years, Dolores Soto. We have four kids, one girl and three boys. Sevena L Soto in College, Gabriel Soto in high school, Isaac Soto in high school, Emmanuel Soto in 7th grade.
We attend Church at Heavenly Places Spanish Church Pt. Salerno, but we come to know the Lord thru Awana.
I consider Pastor Darrell, my pastor and mentor for the influence that he has been in my spiritual life; it is an honor to serve as part of the staff here at F.B.C.S.
Jesus Soto