Meet The Team

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Matt Swain-Minister

Matt Swain is a native Buckeye who has been serving Florida church families for 21 years. A graduate of Pensacola Christian College, he is a current student in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Master of Divinity program. He became pastor of Lake Asbury Baptist Church in May 2014. He and his best friend, wife Becky, have three children, Ben, Drew, and Rachel. 

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Tim Downing-Minister of Worship

Theresa Downing-Women's Ministry Director

Tim Downing is a native of Green Cove Springs, graduating from Clay High School in 1979. He began serving the Lord in music ministry as a youth in 1976 and started leading worship at a local church in 1986. He also served as Youth Director and Youth Minister for ten years. Tim surrendered to the ministry and was ordained in 1994. He obtained a Masters Degree in Music from Logos University in 1999.
Theresa Downing currently serves as the Women's Ministry Director. She also supports her husband Tim in the Music Ministry as a choir member and part of the A/V Team. Theresa enjoys learning more of God's Word from various women Bible study teachers and offers various opportunities for learning to the members at LABC.

Tim and Theresa met at a local church and were married in 1993. Together they have served the Lord in Youth and Music ministries.

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Arlie Brashear-

Minister of Students

Arlie, his amazing wife Sandy and awesome daughter Melanie have lived here in Lake Asbury since 2004. After spending seasons serving in the U.S. Navy as an Avionics Tech and then as a sixth grade teacher for the Clay County School District, he followed God's call on his life to serve the Lord and the Lake Asbury community as the Student Ministry Pastor here at LABC.

- James 1:22 ⚒️οἰκοδομέω

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Amy Trahan-

Minister of Children &

Office Ministry Assistant

Amy is a native of Louisiana who has lived in Florida and served in Children's Ministry for over twenty years. Amy's passion is reaching children with the love of Jesus and seeing them grow in their relationship with Him. Amy and her husband Chad have been married for 26 years and have two daughters, Tiffany and Kelly, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Wyatt.

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Kandee McDowell

Minister of Preschool

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Judy Lola

Minister of Stewardship

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Rebekah Sparapani

Minister of Media