Originally from Green Cove Springs, Florida, Robert served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He surrendered to the ministry while on active duty and entered full time ministry upon his retirement from the Navy. Robert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Theology, a Master of Divinity Degree, a Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) from Luther Rice University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Robert has served as the pastor of OakLeaf Baptist Church since its inception in 2000. Robert is married to Sherrie and they have four children, Meagan, Nathan, Hunter, and Hailey.
Dr. Bill Gilmore - Associate Pastor
The Lord brought Bill to Oakleaf in 2019 to join our ministry team. He is originally from Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. Bill has been in ministry since 1996 serving the Lord in various ministries. Bill and his wife Sandy have been married since 1994 and have two children. Bill is a life learner, having earned a Bachelors of Theology, Master of Ministry, Master of Theology, and a Doctorate of Theology. He is also a member of the Society for Church Consulting. The Word of God has guided Bill through life. He has depended on the truth of Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” You can contact him at 904-304-6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff joined our staff in June of 2015. He attended the University of North Florida, where he received a B.A. in Music Education. Jeff and his wife Amanda have been married for 13 years and have 3 children. Before coming to Oakleaf Baptist, Jeff has served on staff as an Associate Music Minister for 14 years at various churches in Jacksonville, FL.
Rhonda Carmichael - AWANA Commander
Rhonda Carmichael was born in Canton, Ohio and moved to Florida at 15. She has a heart for children because she came to know Christ at 8 years old. Since being in Jacksonville she has served in several churches teaching Sunday School, directing VBS, and being our Awana commander here at OBC. She and her husband have 3 beautiful daughters.