Meet Our Staff

 

Hibernia Baptist Staff

Pastor Scott Yirka
Pastor/Teacher
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Year started // 2001


About me //
I grew up in Clay County. I have a Bachelor of Ministry Degree from Brewton-Parker College, and a Masters of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I have been married to Leslie Dixon Yirka for over 20 years. We have three children, Tanner, Graham, and Sarah Anne.

Factoid // I enjoy sports, coaching football, surfing, and reading.

Favorite quote // "And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever." (Daniel 12:3)

 

Candie West
Executive Ministry Assistant
to Pastor Scott Yirka
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Year started // 2001


About me //
I grew up in Duval County and graduated from Ed. White High School with a Full Academic Nursing Scholarship, but my Lord had a different plan. I went to FCCJ for two years pursuing a degree in Academics and volunteered for 8 years in Church Ministry. I got certified in Biblical Counseling and became full time in Ministry as Pastor Scott's Ministry Assistant.

Factoid // I love teenagers, reading and studying God's Word // The Beach // The Mountains and just making others smile.

Favorite quote // "We don't strive for excellence, we start with it."

 

Terry Moore
Executive Administration
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Year started // 2013


About me //
I graduated from University of North Florida with Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. For the next 35+ years, I served in corporate world, primarily BellSouth. I have been married to Gail for 40 years and have 2 sons, Brian and Adam, and 3 grandchildren, Caleb, Jacob, and Kendall.

Factoid // I love Gator football and golf vacation.

Favorite quote // "Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." (Chuck Swindoll); "Put God's kingdom first and he will take care of yours." (Matt. 6:33)

 

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Archie Jackson
Minister of Music
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Year started // 2007


About me //
I have been involved in Music Ministry since 1973 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Florida in 1979. In 1982, I was married to my lovely wife Lisa and we have three wonderful children: Kimberly, Kathryn, and Julia.

Factoid // I love going to Anna Marie Island on Vacation and eating fried shrimp from O'Steen's in St. Augustine.

Favorite quote // "I am the way,the truth and the life." (John 14:6)

 

David Poupard
Minister of Adult Education
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Year started // 2007


About me //
I grew up in Macon, Georgia and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1994. I served in Churches in Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. My wife Lynnette and I have three daughters, Joy, Holly, and Grace.

Factoid // I enjoy physical activities such as running and cycling. Devilled eggs are my favorite food.

Favorite quote // "We teach what we know; we reproduce what we are." (Wayne Cordeiro)

 

Bryan McNair
Minister of Evangelism/Young Adults
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Year started // 2007


About me //
I have been married to my wife Stacey for almost 30 years. We have two amazing children: Chris (married to Ashley) and Lauren.

Factoid // I enjoy drinking coffee with my wife Stacey, people watching at the mall and sharing the Gospel.

Favorite quote // "If we minimize the need for repentance, we lessen the severity of sin, and inevitably, make the cross disappear." - BCM


Jonathan Reavis
Minister to Students
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Year started // 2013


About me //
I am married to my wonderful wife, Rebecca since 2005. We have two children, Emma and Benson. I enjoy playing music and sports.

Factoid // I enjoy spending time with my family, running, sports, reading, and movies.

Favorite quote // "To lift Him up, to preach His name, and to invite souls to love Him and to follow Him is the highest, heavenliest privilege of human life." (W.A. Criswell)

 

Ken Hipsley
Children's and Preschool Pastor
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Year started // 2012

 

What I do // Being the Children's and Preschool Pastor, I have a passion for reaching kids with the gospel of Christ any way he can. I am known as "Pastor Ken" to most kids under 12 years of age. I am a conference speaker, a Children's Ministry consultant, a Camp Speaker, has taught classes to Children's workers around the United State. I have taken children on mission's trips and desires to see kids grow in the Luke 252 principle - Knowledge, Physically, Socially, and Spiritually.

About me // I was born and raised in Christian home in Michigan. At the age of 13, I asked Jesus to be Lord and Savior of his life with the help of his father. After high school graduation, I went on to attend Liberty University. God used those years to shape me into the Children's Pastor I am today. I married my wife, Sharon, in 1981. I have served continuously as a Children's Pastor for over 36 years. During that time God has blessed me with four beautiful daughters that God is using in many different areas.

Factoid // I don't have a favorite hobby. I love what I do, I guess you could say spending time with kids is my hobby. Kids are where the action is, they are not only the future but they are the leaders of today!

Favorite quote // "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 6:2); "Nothing you do for children will ever be wasted!"

 

Jimbo Stewart
Hibernia Hyde Park Campus Pastor
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Year started // 2014

 

About me // I have been involved in ministry since 2004 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS in 2004 and a Master of Divinity degree with a specialization in Urban Missions from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. I married my best friend and beautiful wife Audrea in 2004 and we have three crazy fun children: Tripp, Cash and Magnolia.

Factoid // I was training and hoping to be a chef before I surrendered to the call to ministry, so I love to find fun little hole in the wall restaurants.

Favorite quote // “Thirst was made for water, inquiry for truth.” - CS Lewis

 

Coni Mobley
Preschool Director
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Year started // 2012

 

About me // I was born and raised in Memphis. I moved to Florida in 1996 to work with a senior high youth group ministry...loved it! I then moved on to work with a local YMCA with Children’s programs...loved it! While living in Palm Valley, I met and fell in love with my neighbor, Craig Mobley...love him! Craig and I married in 2003 and were blessed with a wonderful daughter, Marleigh Hope Mobley...love her! We have 2 cats, Mama Kitty & Frumpalumpa..love them! And we have a rescue coon-hound-dawg, Mella, who is great at finding snakes, raccoons, & armadillos.

How long involved in ministry? // Since 1989, I have worked with Young Life, Senior High youth groups, and with Children’s & Preschool Ministry. I love children and love what I do!

Education // I attended University of Mississippi & Memphis State pursuing a few different majors- Journalism, English Literature, Education, Psychology, & Philosophy... and finally, in 1996, I received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree with double major in English & Psychology from Crichton College.

Factoid // I have a fraternal twin sister, Cari. We’re 3 minutes apart,. I’m the oldest. I love sushi. I love to kiss all over Marleigh’s sweet little face while she’s sleeping! I love spending time with Marleigh & Craig on family dates! We are Georgia Bulldawgs! Gooooo Dawgs!

Favorite quote // In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.... The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-4, 14 // The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

 

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Paul Sweat
Mission's Director
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Year started // 2011

 

About me //After working for the railroad for 18 ½ years, the Lord called me to serve Him in Missions. From 2009-2011 my wife and I served with the IMB as church planters in Ecuador. Upon returning, I began work at Hibernia as Missions Director. I was married to my wonderful wife Olivia in 1991. We have one high speed Corgi named Scooby a.k.a. “Scoobs."

Factoid //I enjoy spending time with my wife, family, and friends, working on my 1970 GMC truck, exercising, sharing the Good News, and playing with Scoobs.

Favorite quote // "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).

 

Bill Allen
Men's Ministry
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Pam Piedlow
Media Specialist
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Office Assistants

Dee Dickson
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Sheila Highsmith
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Carolyn Clark
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Michelle Rencarge
Student Ministry Assistant
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Leadership Team

Tom Platt
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David Burton
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Dr. James Raiford
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Matt Johnson
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Bill Allen
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Additional Hibernia Staff

Karen Davis
Hospitality Director
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Deacon-on-Call
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Keith Dease
Security
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Robin Eubanks
Guest Services
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Al Little
Church Treasurer
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Stephen Valliere
Chaplain to the Allegro
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Marty Whiteside
Maintenance Director
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