First Timothy Baptist Church | Community
Jacksonville native, Frederick Douglas Newbill has been pastor of First Timothy Baptist Church since May 1987. Under his leadership, the congregation has grown from 150 to more than 1000 members. Early in his pastorate, First Timothy physically moved from a small building at Hart and Barnett to its present location on Biscayne Blvd. in north Jacksonville. He is an innovative and energetic practitioner of his faith. Pastor Newbill is a Spirit-filled, gifted pastor and teacher who is totally committed to his calling and ministries. As a result, many hearts have been blessed and many souls have been saved throughout his 14 year tenure at First Timothy. He believes in striving for the advancement of God's Church and promoting its prosperity and spirituality.
His Christian walk and work for the Lord go beyond the four walls of the church and he serves and represents his members in many denominational and church related organizations. Pastor Newbill has served as former president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Duval and Adjacent Counties, former president of Union Saint James Association Congress of Christian Education, former chairperson for the Congress of National Black Churches and former secretary of the Local One Church/One Child National Organization. Through this program a number of children have been adopted locally and nationwide. He has also served as first Vice Moderator of Union Saint James Association and was a sponsor of a church start Providence Christian Fellowship, on the West Side of Jacksonville.