Senior Pastor, Ryan Mason

Ryan and his family are originally from Hilliard, Florida where he was saved, called to the ministry, married, and licensed to the gospel ministry at First Baptist Hilliard. After graduating from both the Baptist College of Florida and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ryan served as a senior pastor for three years in Southwest Georgia at Arlington Baptist Church. At the end of 2018, Ryan and his family relocated to Yulee, Florida where he served as the Discipleship Pastor at Mercy Hill Church.  In March of 2021 Ryan was called back home as the Pastor of First Baptist Church Hilliard

He is married to his high-school sweet heart Brittany who is a 1st grade teacher at Southside Elementary in Amelia Island. They have three children: Elijah (13), Micah (8), and Bella (7).

Pastor Emeritus, Bobby Richardson

Bobby Richardson received his theological education at Baptist Bible Institute, Graceville, FL.  (Now Baptist College of Florida.)  Further studies at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL in Geology, and Wallace Jr. College, Dothan, AL in American History.  He is originally from the state of AL.  Called into the ministry at age 23, he has served in churches in AL, GA and FL.  Serving as Pastor at First Baptist Church Hilliard for almost 24 years, retiring in 1995.  Bobby married his high school sweetheart, Betty Joyce Mann Richardson, in 1950.  They are proud parents to three adult children, William Roger Richardson, Kathy Ann Richardson Conner and Karen Richardson Conner

Minister Of Youth Ministries, Dallis Hunter


Dallis was born in Pensacola, Florida and moved to Palm Valley a short time later where he grew up.  Dallis is a Firefighter by profession.  He met his wife Marella while serving at North Jacksonville Baptist Church.  Marella grew up in Hilliard & is an immeasurable asset to Dallis’ ministry.  Dallis served as High School Ministry Director at North Jacksonville Baptist Church and then as Student Pastor at Hyde Park Baptist Church.  In 2008, God led Dallis & Marella to serve the students at First Baptist.  They are blessed with two wonderful children, Isaac & Lydia.

Music Director, Gannon Connor


Financial Secretary, Lindia Marshall


Lindia moved to Hilliard in 1984, and started working at First Baptist in 1996.  She is married to W.A. and they have five children, Daniel, Mandy, Aaron, Matthew and Kevin.  They also have five grandchildren.  Lindia is a Notary Public and also involved with LINC-UP Missions.