FPC Pensacola Staff

Get to know or get in contact with our pastors and staff anytime!  Our church office phone number is 850.438.9619 or you can email any staff member using the link below their name.


Rev. Dr. Randy Jackson

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Randy has been the Senior Pastor at FPC Pensacola since 2004. He has previously served churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. Randy grew up in Alabama and Georgia, and after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Presbyterian College in South Carolina, he attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. receiving his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees there.

Randy’s continuing wish for FPC Pensacola is that together we grow in our awareness of what God has for us in this place and for this time, we become strengthened spiritually, and we better understand how we are blessed to be a blessing, both to the Pensacola community and the world.

Randy and his wife, Cathy, have three adult children, Betsy, Jimmy, and Stevie, and five wonderful grandchildren. The Jacksons are avid fans of the University of Alabama.  Randy whole-heartedly believes that God has a heart for everyone . . . and that there is a place for everyone in the church!

Rev. Hailey Braden Lynch

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Hailey is our Associate Pastor for Education & Children’s Ministry. Hailey was born and raised in a large Texas family. She and her husband, Ben, have two wonderful, rambunctious children: Asher and Junia. Hailey graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio in 2007, and after graduation she served as a Young Adult Volunteer for the PC(USA) in Seattle. She received her Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2011.

Hailey enjoys a good conversation over a good cup of tea and loves exploring the beauty of the Gospel with God’s youngest children.

Rev. Ben Lynch

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This is Ben’s first call as an ordained pastor, but he has served on many ministry teams at a variety of churches from Texas to New York City.  He graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity University. While at college Ben met the love of his life and future wife, Hailey, as well as felt the call to ministry for the first time. After college, he received his Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

As Associate Paster for Youth & Young Adults, Ben can often be found playing frisbee with middle schoolers and high schoolers, sharing meals with young adults, discussing the crazy and wondrous nature of our faith and our God with college students, and spending time with Hailey and their children, Asher and Junia.

The Honorably Retired Rev. Frank Beall

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Frank Beall is our indispensable Parish Associate.  Frank faithfully served the Presbyterian Church (USA) as a pastor for 41 years before officially retiring in 2000.  Since then, he has served as interim pastor at multiple churches in northwest Florida and Alabama and began as Parish Associate at First in 2010.  Frank is fond of saying, “If I’m doing my job, I won’t be in my office.” Indeed, Frank is far more often found visiting those in need of pastoral care throughout the city of Pensacola.

Frank and his wife of 48 years, Sylvia, have two children and 4 delightful grandchildren.


Tina Buran, Music Director and Organist

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Donna Cobb, Executive Secretary

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Darnetta Williams, Receptionist Secretary

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Vicki Nickels, Financial Administrator

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Linda Black, Supervisor of Building and Grounds

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