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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Chris Culpepper

Associate Pastor

Christopher began serving as Associate Pastor of Worship Development in October of 2019.  Before moving to Central Florida, he served in a few different churches on the West Coast of Florida.  Christopher received his Bachelors in Music from Liberty University in 2010 then received a Masters in Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2012.  Christopher and his wife, Jasmine, have been married since 2010 and have two children. Christopher and his family are big Disney fans.

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Joy Hyrons

Financial Secretary


Melanie Brown

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

Midweek Dinner and Discipleship (Wednesday Night)  5:30 pm


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

Phone 407-339-3817

Email churchstaff@fbclongwood.org