Live Oak, Florida
|Dr. Jimmy Deas, Senior Pastor|
Dr. Deas has served as pastor of Westwood since 1993. He is a graduate of North Florida Junior College (Associate of Arts) and Luther Rice Seminary (Bachelor of ministry, Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degrees). He has served as a conference leader for the Florida Baptist Convention at Lake Yale and Blue Springs assemblies and the Baptist Sunday School Board at Ridgecrest. He has served two terms as a commissioner of the Florida Baptist Witness, first vice-president of the Florida Baptist Convention, parliamentarian for the Florida Baptist Convention and a trustee of the Baptist College of Florida. In 1999, Dr. Deas preached the convention sermon for the annual meeting of the Florida Baptist Convention.
Dr. Deas and his wife Sherry have two daughters, Heather Bowen, and Traci Touchton, and three grandchildren.