About Us

Our Mission

Longwood First Baptist Church exists to glorify God by making disciples of all peoples, among every generation, in every household.

We live out this mission by celebrating these values:


We glorify God by demonstrating the infinite value of Christ in the way we believe, live, gather and love.


We embrace the gospel by seeking to make disciples who increasingly treasure Christ throughout their lives.


We are called to reach the unreached. We must seek to bring Jesus to every people group, every generation, and even every household.

What To Expect




Rev. Eric Scholten

Senior Pastor

Eric began serving as pastor of First Baptist in August 2014. Before moving to Central Florida, Eric and his family served churches in North Florida and Virginia. They also lived in North Africa for two years serving with IMB. Pastor Eric received his Doctorate of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he also received his M. Div. Eric and his wife, Dawn, were married in 2000 and now have five kids. The family enjoys spending time homeschooling, playing Settlers of Catan, and watching football.

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Daniel Thornton

Associate Pastor of Next Generation Ministries

Daniel joined the Longwood First Baptist family in July, 2016. Daniel oversees our family ministry from the cradle to college. He works to equip parents to function as the primary disciple-makers in their homes. Daniel and his wife, Mary Beth, both graduated from UCF. Daniel earned his Master’s Degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Daniel is originally from Texas and still remains committed to the Lone Star State’s sports teams. However, he does have a place in his heart for Orlando City SC and UCF football.

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Joy Hyrons

Financial Secretary


Deborah Kennedy

Administrative Assistant

Get in Touch

The best way to learn more is to experience firsthand what God is doing at Longwood

First Baptist. You can do this by visiting our service. Here’s How.


Sunday School9:45 am

Sunday Worship Service11:00 am

Family Ministry Night Sunday 5:00 pm


Address 891 E. State St. Rd 434 Longwood Fl. 32750

Phone 407-339-3817

Email churchstaff@fbclongwood.org