Meet Our Staff
Dr. Bruce Barton, Senior Pastor
Dr. Bruce Barton, Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church since 2006, is a Biblicist, first and foremost teaching no-nonsense Bible truths with natural humor and illustrations. He is uncompromising with the Word of God. Pastor and Donna have been married for 33 years, meeting at Tennessee Temple University as students, and are parents to three children, Bradley(now married to Dakota), Brady and Joanna.
Pastor Barton has had successful pastorates in Virginia, Alabama, and North Carolina, before coming to Florida. His vision for Central Baptist Church is large, building upon the great foundations of our church’s 60 year heritage. His strategic leadership has been the facilitator for preparing our church for the future with Biblical soundness for productive ministries.
Dr. Max Barton, Associate Pastor
Dr. Max Barton became the Associate Pastor of our church in August 2017 and is our Pastor’s father. He has 55 years of ministry experience with 47 of those years in the pastorate. He led churches in Alabama, Missouri, and North Carolina all reaching their peak years of ministry. He has been married to his wife, Glenda, since 1962.
The Barton’s are leading our Senior Adult Ministries by teaching the Heritage Bible Class and directing the PrimeTimers Ministry for members and friends age 60+. Their positive outlook, dedication, and service are already making an impact on the life and ministry of CBC.
Bill Crittenden, Worship Ministries
Bill Crittenden began serving as Music Minister of Central Baptist Church in 1998. He graduated with a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida and married Wanda in 1984. They have two sons, Heath(married to Amber) and Bret. Music is a vital part of all our ministries and our focus is to provide a musical environment which exalts the name of Christ, encourages the soul of the believer, and prepares the heart for the preaching of God’s word.
Ed Jones, Business Manager
Ed Jones began serving as the Business Manager of Central Baptist Church in 2009. He graduated from ICM School of Business in Pittsburgh, PA with a Specialized Business Degree. Ed and his wife, Debbie, were married in 1986. His ministries include Website Management, Audio Visual technology, and Men's Ministry.
Chuck Giambra, Children's Ministries
Chuck Giambra began working in the Children’s Ministry in 1978 shortly after he was saved. Chuck has worked in all aspects of the children’s ministry. Including Children's Church, AWANA, Sunday School, and the Bus Ministry. Chuck was ordained at Central Baptist Church in 1980. Chuck was married at Central Baptist Church in 1981 to Mischelle. He has three children Jonathan, Charity, and Joshua. He has one grandson Thomas. Chuck's desire as Children’s Director is for our children to get grounded in the Word so they make the correct decisions in life.