GBPC Ministry Staff
Pastor/Head of Staff
Pastor Bill Lamont was born, raised, and schooled in Ontario, Canada. He married his high school sweetheart, Sue. They have two children and two grandchildren. Bill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto, and his Masters of Divinity at Knox College, University of Toronto, Ontario. He was ordained in 1983 and has served churches in Saskatchewan, Ontario and, for the last 14 years, at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia. He is a guitarist, woodworker, puppeteer and golfer and feels that his grandchildren are among God’s greatest blessings.
Richard Jernigan, a native Penscolan, is a Professor of Music at Pensacola State University. Richard received his AA from Pensacola State College, a BA from the University of West Florida and earned his MA degree from Louisiana State University. A professional musician, he plays clarinet for the Pensacola and Mobile Symphonies. Richard loves sailing on Pensacola Bay, or trail riding with his chestnut mare, Bitsy.
Kim Carruth, graduated from UWF with a degree in art. She and her husband Ben, are active members of Gulf Breeze Pres and have volunteered in youth ministries for years. They have 4 children, Caroline, Penelope, Lorelei and Patrick. To learn more about ministries for children at GBPC, Click Here!
Lauren Christian was raised in Southern California and received her B.A. in youth ministry from Colorado Christian University . Lauren has worked in both camp ministries and church based ministries. She has been in youth ministry for thirteen years.
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