Josh Tillman is Pastor at First Baptist Church of Hilliard, Florida. After 12 years in Kentucky and Missouri Josh and his family are excited to be back in their home state of Florida. Josh has 14 years of ministry experience in various roles serving local churches in Florida, Kentucky, and Missouri. Additionally, he has international experience doing mission work in the Philippines with the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association and recently training pastors in El Salvador. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies (2008) from Boyce College, a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry from The Souther Baptist Theological Seminary (2011) and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biblical Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, reading, and all things Florida Gators. Before going to college Josh spent a year doing missionary work in the Philippines through the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association. Through serving with BTEA Josh met Joanna whom he married in 2003. Josh and Joanna are the proud parents of five children.
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.
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.
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.
Becky has been our Church Secretary since July, 2007. She is a Notary Public and leads a Sunday school class alongside her husband. Becky is a Jacksonville native and moved to Hilliard in 2002. She met her husband Nick Mirando at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, where they married and started their family. Having now completed their family, they have three sons, Roman, Dallon & Rocco. Nick & Becky volunteer in various areas in our church.