Our Leadership

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Ministerial Staff


Naethan Hendrix, Senior Pastor

Naethan is married to his stunning wife, Hannah, and they have three children. He was born in southern California and grew up in southeast Georgia. Naethan was converted through the gospel ministry of his parents and local church. He attended the Baptist College of Florida (BA in Theology) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div). Prior to becoming the pastor of FBC Graceville, Naethan served for fourteen years with Stafford Baptist Church in Stafford, VA, in the areas of church planting and pastoral ministry.



Sam is married to Kelsey and is a student at the Baptist College of Florida, pursuing a BA in ministry. He came to know Christ at 15 through his church's youth ministry. He has been serving in ministry since shortly after that day through church, YoungLife, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Buford Cox, Minister of Music

Buford Cox is retired as Professor of Music at The Baptist College of Florida. Previously, he served for 12 years as a full-time music leader in two churches. While at BCF, he has served numerous churches as interim or part-time Minister of Music. He is married to Judy, and together they have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.  Buford is passionate about worship and planning and leading experiences whereby worshippers can express their love for God together as a body of believers.


stevie harris, pastoral assistant

Stevie is originally from the heart of Suwannee County Florida where he was raised by two loving parents who, along with the local church, shared with him the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through God's providence, he came to the Graceville community to attend The Baptist College of Florida and earned a BA in Ministry Studies. Currently, he is pursuing an M.Div. with the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to FBC Graceville, Stevie served in his home church of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Live Oak, FL and First Baptist Church of Dowling Park, FL. Stevie enjoys good food, traveling to new places, participating in local community organizations such as FFA and the Lion's Club, and partaking in "koinonia", the interactive relationship of God and believers who are sharing new life in Christ Jesus.


briana webb, children's ministry Administrator

Briana has been our Children's Ministry Administrator since January,  2021. She joined the church in 2017 after moving to Graceville from Smiths Station, AL where she was born and raised. She came to follow Christ by the ministry of her parents and the grace of God in 2002 and served in the local church in children's and youth ministry. She moved here after high school to attend The Baptist College of Florida where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2019. Briana also works in Marianna as a counselor and office manager of a counseling agency. Her passion is to work with children and families and seeks to create ways for families to grow together in gospel faith and ministry.