Staff at Family Bible Church
Pastors Allen and Janice Speegle
Allen and Janice got married in 1975, after being childhood sweethearts. They went into ministry in the early 80’s and became Senior Pastors of Family Bible in April of 1993. Allen and Janice are parents of two grown daughters, both of which are in full-time ministry at the church with their husbands.
They place a strong emphasis on the family unit and they desire to develop a church that ministers to the whole family.
The Speegles have a heart to encourage and minister to other leaders and pastors both locally and nationwide. As a result of that calling, they founded Safe Harbor International Network, a worldwide ministers’ association that trains and encourages pastors and leaders to preach the good news of God’s unconditional love and acceptance of mankind.
Allen has a straight, cut-and-dry approach to his communication that is easy to understand, and is based in the simple truths of God’s love. He teaches practical Biblical truths that help people to experience the fullness of life that God alone can offer.
Janice has a unique and refreshing style of communication that connects with each person in a personal and touching way through her humorous outlook on life. She is undoubtedly one of the best cooks on the face of the earth and her cakes get auctioned off for hundreds of dollars - seriously! She did not write this part!!
Above all else, Allen and Janice enjoy spending time with their family. If you ask them, their most favorite role is being Paw and Gia to their precious grandchildren.
Oh, and one more thing. If Janice tells a joke, please laugh!
Pastor Shannon Carroll
Missions & Media Pastor
Born & raised in South Africa, Shannon served in the military before going to Rhema Bible Training Center and then Mission School. For nine years he worked in crusade ministry in Southern and Central Africa with Ed Elliott & Word of Life World Outreach. In 2001 he married Karin and they founded the African satellite of Impact International School of Ministry’s correspondence Bible school before moving over to the USA in January 2004 on invitation from Pastor Allen.
Besides his passion for mission trips and introducing people to the field, Shannon loves to use Media (TV, the internet etc.) to reach people with this Message & tries to make sure things electronic & technical happen around the church.
Pastor Rodrick Windham
Rod began ministering at a very young age. He grew up as the 3rd child in a musical family of 7 kids. He began traveling to different countries and ministering through the Word and in music in 1986. After pastoring a church in North Carolina, Rod moved to Family Bible to minister as children’s pastor, worship leader and youth pastor for many years. In recent years, Rod's chosen to focus his talents on building an exceptional Children's ministry.
Rod’s hobbies include all things western, bookstores with Jill, eating good food, the occasional game of golf, and loving on his family as much as is humanly possible. He also has the loudest laugh you’ve ever heard, especially if you’re in a movie theater with him.
Pastor Jill Windham
Executive & Worship Pastor
Jill is the eldest daughter of Senior Pastors Allen & Janice Speegle. Since she grew up in ministry, it wasn’t any surprise when she married Rod, who was then the youth pastor at the church. In 1996 Jill joined the staff and served as Children’s Pastor for ten years. Now, as Executive Pastor, she works closely with her parents to help carry out their vision to reach Lake County and the world with the Gospel. She hummed endlessly before she could even talk, so leading worship is one of her favorite things to do.
Jill loves spending quality time connecting with her husband Rod, daughter Abi and newest release, Walker! It transcends into her teaching… helping people place value on their own families. One of the avenues she utilizes to reach parents is through her popular Old School Parenting blog. In her free time, she enjoys laughing until she snorts, reading, loving on her chewy nephew Legend, cooking, and finding new ways to be sarcastic.
Pastor Seth Adgate
Youth & Media Pastor
Seth and Lori married in August of 2008. After Bible college at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, the two returned to Eustis to join FB Church staff full-time as youth pastors. One look at Seth and Lori and it’s easy to see why our youth are drawn to them like the magnets they are.
Seth wears several hats around FB Church. He is one of our media pastors, and manages our filming department. He is instrumental in being a creative mind behind FB Church’s visual outreach methods, using his talents to produce videos to get the Gospel out in relevant ways around the world.
Pastor Lori Adgate
Lori is the youngest daughter of Allen and Janice. She is in charge of our graphics department at FB Church and has unbelievable talent to present the message of God’s love in creative visual ways.
Lori is a living example of “thinking outside the box” and lives her life in Technicolor. In her personal time, she enjoys arts and crafts, shopping, being with her family and son Legend and the occasional dinner out without having to feed anything out of a jar to anybody.
Safe Harbor Administrator & Personal Assitant to Pastor Allen
Financial administrator & Ministry Co-ordinator
Receptionist & SuperChurch Assistant
Custodian & faithful server