Dr. Chris Orr

Senior pastor

Dr. Chris Orr is a sixth generation Floridian. He has previously served as Senior Pastor at Pioneer Baptist Church in Harrodsburg, KY; Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church, Bronson, FL; and College and Recreation Pastor at Stetson Baptist Church in DeLand, FL. Prior to transitioning to church ministry, Chris and his wife, Katie, worked for CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ). Pastor Chris and Katie are the proud parents of three children: Kenneth, Anna, and Michael. Pastor Chris earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Florida, his Master of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and holds a Doctor of Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid sports fan, and loves the Florida Gators.

Shaun Braley

Associate pastor

Pastor Shaun joined the GIBC family in April 2019. He has a degrees in Church Music from The Baptist College of Florida and Music Technology from Indiana University. He has served in churches throughout Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. Shaun enjoys fishing, reading, playing jazz, Miami Dolphins football, hanging out with his wife, Alison, and four kids, Anna, Ella, Aiden, and Ian, and being a sci-fi and fantasy nerd.

Clint Patterson

Student pastor

Clint has a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Physical Therapy, from East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee. He also has a Masters of Divinity degree, from Andersonville Theological Seminary, in Camilla, Georgia. He currently works as a full-time high school Bible teacher and Baseball Coach at First Academy in Leesburg, Florida. Clint and his wife Amanda have three boys: Ridge, Roan, and Reid.

Elicia Cronk


Elicia is a Florida native from Lake county. She has an Associate of Arts degree from Lake-Sumter State College with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Elicia enjoys cake decorating, sewing, creative writing, and the creative arts. She and her husband Adam have two daughters, Emily and Caroline.


Shirley Amos


Shirley, and her husband Ron, are originally from Indiana. She has three grown children. Shirley is an avid golfer, and plays nearly everyday. She also enjoys Zumba, and is an accomplished pianist. You may see her zipping around town in her convertible Mustang. 



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