Staff

Dr. Benny Keck

Lead Pastor

Benny Keck and his wife Melody have been married since August 1979 and have three children. Pastor Benny and his wife Melody received the call to FBC Dover in March 2001. FBC Dover is now serving over 500 people at our Sunday service. Pastor Benny’s staff includes 5 associate pastors. Pastor Benny enjoys family, reading, walking/jogging and watching college football.

pastor@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Rolla Utley

Associate Pastor

Rolla Utley and his wife Polly have been married 43 years and have 4 children. Rolla has pastored churches in Arkansas,Mississippi, Maine and Missouri, since he entered the ministry in 1960. He loves fishing and tries to go whenever he can. He also oil paints and dabbles in small wood subjects. He and his wife love Maine and look forward to spending time there during the summer. He has been in the ministry 50 years.

associatepastor@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Luis Ramirez

Hispanic Mission Pastor

Bro. Luis came to Dover in 1996.  Bro. Luis has a daughter, Lorna and 2 sons Luis and Miguel Ramirez with his late wife, Yadira. He still has family in Nicaragua.

 

hispanic@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Ken Caffey

Music Minister

Ken and Jana Caffey were married in July, 1977.  They have two beautiful daughters, Amanda and Colleen.  Brother Ken received the call to FBC Dover in January 2003 and serves as the minister of music.  He enjoys family outings, watching sports (particularly baseball) and writing.

music@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Kevin Parker

Minister of Discipleship & Outreach

Bro. Kevin is a native Floridian who served 11 years in Miami before joining FBC Dover in January 2012. He is married to Michelle and they have three boys: Daniel, Luke, and Nathan.  Kevin attended the University of the Cumberlands and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He loves Miami Dolphins football, camping with his family, and leading marriage retreats with his wife.  His 10 words to live by: “Trust in the Lord…and He will direct your paths.”

kevin@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Billy Bellott

Student Pastor

Billy and his wife Nadine have been married since January 1992 and have a daughter Corie, and son Derek. Billy has been on staff here since 1999 and was active in the student ministry (1986-1990) here as a youth. Billy enjoys spending lots of time with his family and cycling with friends. He loves doing life with the awesome students, leaders, and staff here at First Baptist Church Dover.

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billy@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Linda Johnson

Pastors Secretary

Linda has been on staff at First Baptist Church Dover since 1991. She is a blessing to everyone that makes their way into the office or calls on the phone. She loves meeting the practical needs of the church staff and their families. Linda is an active member at Plant City Church of God. Most of all, Linda is passionate about her family, including 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Her favorite staff member of all time is the current youth pastor at FBDover.

pastorsecretary@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Julia

Julia Castro

Receptionist

Julia has been on staff here at First Baptist Church Dover since August  2013. She is an active member and leader in the Children Ministry at her home Church “The Crossing Church” in Tampa, FL since 2008. She enjoys her time with the leaders and coordinators as they learn about God together. Teaching our next generation how amazing it is to be in a relationship with God, while living a life full of His love is one of her greatest passions in life.

receptionist@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Missie Sadler

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Missie is a 7th generation Floridian who joined FBC Dover in June 2009. She has two boys: Landon and Avery.

 

graphics@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273

Delores

Faith Outreach Secretary

Delores Lopresto and her husband Jack have been married since November 1973 and have one son.  They joined FBD April 2003 and are both natives of Eastern Hillsborough County.  Graduated from Brandon High School.  I am very happy to be a member and part-time employee at FBCDover.

faith@firstbaptistdover.org
813.719.2273