Striving together in unity

Philippians 1:27

Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.

Church staff


  • Pastor Marc Rhodes

    Senior Pastor | Teaching and counseling pastor

    Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology, Doctor of Humane Letters, Doctor of Divinity


    Pastor Marc Rhodes has been the senior pastor since 1991. He served for 8 years as Assistant Pastor in Bridgeport, MI. before the Lord called him to Melbourne. 

    When Dr. Rhodes arrived, FBCSB had one building and a handful of people. The past 25 years the Lord has blessed the church with great growth and many coming to Christ for salvation.   He and his wife Janna have six children and ten grandchildren. Some of his hobbies include: fishing, camping, four-wheeling, and spending time with his wife and family.

  • Pastor Jeff Rhodes

    Associate Pastor | Best years club director | Grounds and buildings administrator

    Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology


    Jeff accepted the Pastorate of the Bethel Baptist Church, Manistique, Michigan in 1985, and served for 8 years before coming to the First Baptist Church of South Brevard in 1993, as Associate Pastor.   

    Pastor Rhodes served as school administrator for Wade Christian Academy for 9 years at FBC, and is Director of the Best Years Club Senior's group.

    He and his wife Karen have five children, two of which are in full time ministry serving in Melbourne, Florida and Ghana, West Africa. They have 9 grandchildren. 

  • Pastor Terry Dye

    Assistant pastor | Director of addictions Ministries | S.O.S. Motorcycle MINISTRY leader

    Associates of Applied Arts

    Bachelor of Arts & Religion

     

    Pastor Terry Dye, a former Missionary in San Paulo, Brazil, has been with FBCSB for many years.  Terry is Director of our Reformers Unanimous Addictions program  and Servants of the Savior Motorcycle Ministry.  Pastor Dye oversees the many nursing homes FBCSB conducts services in each week, ministers  to those in the hospital and shut-in's.

  • Pastor Michael Benowitz

    Assistant pastor | Sonshine Explosion Director | Elevation Young Adults Pastor

    Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology and Youth Studies


    Michael Benowitz joined the church staff in 2010. Pastor Benowitz leads our Elevation (young adults) ministry and our Sonshine Explosion time for junior-age children. He also oversees our Saturday bus ministry for community youth called Kingdom Quest. He and his wife Jessica enjoy sports, kayaking, swimming, the beach, and spending time together.

  • Pastor Jared Rhodes

    Assistant Pastor/Choir Director

    Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology


    Pastor Jared Rhodes accepted the Assistant Pastor's position in May of 2015. He and his wife Faith have three children.  Jared, Upon graduation moved his young family to Sherwood Oregon to help start the Timberline Baptist Church.  The first seven years he was  Music minister, Youth Pastor and began ministering with young couples.  In, 2008 he became the senior Pastor for the next 6 years before accepting the position here at FBCSB. 

  • Pastor Webster Rhodes

    StudentLife director

    Webster Rhodes joined the church staff in January of 2016. He and his wife Anna have two children. Webster has a desire and love for our youth of today and is always there to help where needed in their lives. He is also the Athletic Director for Wade Christian Academy and the head Varsity Basketball coach. 

  • PAstor Al Hess

    Counseling pastor

    Pastor Hess has been on staff since Resurrection Sunday in 1997. He founded our chapter of Reformers Unanimous and worked very closely with our outreach to the assisted living communities in our area. He enjoys spending time with his wife Nancy of forty-five years. Reading the Bible, studying God's Word, and reaching others for Christ are his heartbeat and what he enjoys doing the most.

  • Ronald Neuman Mcdevitt

    Jewish ministries director

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration


    Ron was born into a Jewish home in Queens, New York.  His father was a holocaust survivor and his grandmother was killed at the Auschwitz death camp.  His stepfather changed Ron's name from Neumann to Mcdevitt when he was a child.  Ron was saved at the age of 21 and received his theological training at Tennessee Temple University, and holds an MBA.


    Ron was Founder and CEO of a national marketing company which was ranked for two years in a row by INC magazine as being one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.  He has been on church staff since 2013 and is the Director of the Jewish Followers of Jesus Ministry.


    His ministry is focused on reaching the Jewish people with the Gospel and teaching them to follow the Lord.  This is in accordance with the command of the Messiah first given to the Jewish people: : "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19b)  Jewish Followers of Jesus


  • Major Ed Buchanan,  USAF (Ret)

    Wade Christian academy administrator

    Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education, Master of Education


    Ed retired from the USAF in 2010 and has been administrator of Wade Christian Academy for the past 6 years.  Ed and his wife Roberta have to children, Nicole and Hanna.  

  • Jody Dye

    Financial secretary | office manager

    Jody came to work on staff in 2012 as our office manager and financial secretary. She is married to Assistant Pastor Terry Dye and serves with him in many areas, including his family of four children and ten grandchildren. She is a motorhead and enjoys auto racing, especially NASCAR, and also spending time with her husband (which she claims is a close second).

  • Tina Smith

    receptionist





  • Ashley Rohel

    receptionist