Steven A. Davies, D. Min.
Pastor Steve grew up in Gainesville, Georgia in a great Christian family and in a great church, Riverbend Baptist. At the age of eight, he trusted Jesus Christ with his life and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. When he was eighteen years old, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served on active duty for more than five years. During that time, he sensed God’s call on his life to enter into full time ministry.
Pastor Steve graduated from Shorter College with a BS in 1982; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985 with a Master of Divinity; and Luther Rice Seminary in 2007 with a Doctor of Ministry.
Dr. Davies has led Village since 1992. Prior to serving Village, he has served the church as Bus Minister (California), Student Pastor (while in college) and as lead pastor. His first pastorate was at Mount Alto Baptist in Rome, Georgia and after seminary he returned to Georgia to lead the Ball Ground Baptist Church for more than five years. He also served at Stonecrest Church in Woodstock, Georgia before coming to Village.
Dr. Davies is passionate about preaching the entire truth of God’s wonderful Word and has been doing so for more than 33 years. He has led mission teams to various parts of the world including; North Africa, Ukraine, Papua New Guinea, England, and Dominican Republic. He has led Village Church to be on mission not only across North America but around the world as well.
Pastor Steve married Beverly in 1982. She has faithfully been by his side through the seminary years and together they have four children. The three oldest are in college and their youngest is a freshman in high school. They have one granddaughter named Zoe.
Pastor Steve enjoys RV’ing, running, travel, and hiking. He is an unskilled golfer and has made threats on the golf course to just play ping pong!
Rev. Matt Plunk
Matt joined Village Baptist Church in 2013 as Worship Pastor. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Church Music at Union University in 1989, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at Austin Peay State University in 2010, and in between degrees, Matt took classes at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Four churches in Tennessee that Matt has served in are; FBC, Parsons, Latham’s Chapel Baptist in Medina, Liberty Grove Baptist Church in Jackson, and Springfield Baptist in Springfield. Matt and his wife, Grace, have a 25 year old niece, Kali, who has joined them in Destin and at Village. Matt, Grace, and Kali all serve in the Worship Ministry at Village.
Rev. Sean Walker
Sean was born and raised in Niceville, Florida where his grandfather was a church pastor for more than 30 years. Toward the end of high school, Sean felt a calling in vocational ministry which was affirmed by his church. He graduated from Northwest Florida State College and completed his Masters of Divinity in May 2014 at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Sean and his wife, Bethany, served together at First Baptist Orlando before coming to Village Baptist Church in 2013. They have been married three years and have a son named Ben.
Rev. Dan Alvers
Dan graduated with degrees in Theology from the Baptist College of Florida and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the Teaching Pastor, leading the Men’s Ministry Bible Studies and the Connect Ministry—a program designed to improve communications with visitors and attendees during their visit on campus. Dan and his wife, Kim, have a son named, Gunner, and a daughter named Eliza.
Mickey has served as the Village Baptist Church Administrator since 2008 and leads the Fishers of Men adult Bible study class along with various service projects throughout the community. Prior to his move to Destin, Mickey served as vice president and president of two different distribution companies in Atlanta, GA for 28 years. Mickey earned his degree at Jacksonville State University in 1970. Mickey and his wife, Peggy, have three daughters; Valerie, Allyson, and Mandy, and two grandchildren, Kara and Brayden.
Assistant to the Senior Pastor
Linda served in the Village Baptist financial and administration office seven years before leaving in 2010 to assist in the opening of the Destin LifeWay Christian Store. After two years as assistant manager of the LifeWay Store, Linda returned in 2012 to Village as Assistant to the Senior Pastor. She also serves in the Village Missions programs and acts as Events Coordinator. Linda and her husband Ray moved to Destin from the Memphis area in 2000 with their two daughters; Amanda is now married to Nick, they live in Destin and they have two daughters Sophie and Audrey; Ashely recently graduated from college and moved to Chicago to start a career.
Wanda worked for the Okaloosa County School District as an Administrative Assistant for over 26 years before joining the Village Baptist Church staff in 2013. She has been a church member since 1984 and also sings in the Village Celebration Choir. Wanda and her husband, Ronnie, have been married for 43 years and they have lived in Destin since 1972. They have two daughters, Michelle and Heather, and 5 grandchildren; Cameron, Collin, Caleb, Zackery, and Morgan.
George is experienced in general construction and maintenance including, painting, tiling, and paver installation. He has been in charge of the Village facilities since 2012. George lives in Destin with his wife, Velma, and sons, Douglas and Lucas.