Pastor Mike joined Frederica Baptist Church on September 1, 2019. He is a native Virginian, but has also lived in Texas, Maryland, North Carolina and Thailand. He's excited to now call himself a Georgian! Mike received the free gift of eternal salvation at the age of eight and has served his Lord in many ways ever since. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his family served as missionaries for three years with the International Mission Board in Thailand before returning to the U.S. and entering pastoral ministry. Mike and his wife Amy have three grown sons, a great daughter-in-law and two amazing grandchildren. They are super excited to be living and serving on St. Simons Island so close to the beach which is their happy place. Mike has always loved the promise given to Joshua as he was stepping into leadership in Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV) "The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged."  


Rev. Paul Reed began serving as Minister of Music at Frederica on September 1, 2008. A native of Arkansas, Bro. Paul earned a Bachelor of Music from Ouachita Baptist University, and a Master of Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been serving in the ministry since 1990 with churches in Arkansas, Texas, Alabama and Florida, and now here in Georgia.

Paul married his wife Debbie, in 1991. They have two sons, Cameron and Connor.

Contact Bro. Paul at (912) 634-2833 ext. 12 or e-mail:


 Karen Sharp joined the staff of Frederica Baptist Church as the Administrative Assistant on May 1, 2018. Karen comes from an extensive background in Administration, having served Dr. Charles Stanley at In Touch Ministries, Gerald Derstine at Christian Retreat, and other Atlanta area ministries and churches. 
Karen enjoys writing, singing, photography and art, all of which she uses to glorify God. 
Currently Karen is raising her 9 year old granddaughter, Grace, who is an amazing joy and precious gift from God. 

Karen may be contacted at the church office 912-634-2833,  or by email:


Gloria Haskins began serving as Frederica’s   pianist in January 2003 after an eight year tenure as pianist for First Baptist St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Gloria received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Carson-Newman University and received a Master of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee.  Following a thirty-nine year teaching career, she retired from full-time teaching in 2011.
Gloria and Bill were married in 1996.  They  reside in Brunswick, Georgia.
 You may reach Gloria at 912 223-0611 (cell)



Gary Thorsen and Rick Shelnutt are church members who serve together voluntarily as Business Administrator.  They oversee  facility needs, serve as the point of contact for current and prospective condo tenants and owners, and coordinate  all business needs of the church while providing assistance to our church members, as needed. 

They can be contacted through our church office at 912-634-2833, ext 11 or by email:  

 R. Michael Larson joined the staff at Frederica Baptist Church in April 2019 as a Part Time Business Administrator. He provides much needed support to Gary Thorsen and Rick Shelnutt in day to day operations. 
Michael can be contacted through the church office: 912 634-2833, ext. 11 or email: