Get to know the team.


Lead Pastors Kevin & Janet Deck

Kevin Deck felt his call into ministry at the age of 14 at Alabama youth camp.  He attended Southeastern University where he met his wife Janet.  The Deck’s have served as youth pastors, missionaries to South Africa, executive pastors and have served at Bartow First Assembly as lead pastors since April 2013.   Janet is a professor at Southeastern University and currently serves as the chair of the College of Education Doctoral program.


Associate Pastor and Kidz Life Director Paul and Katelyn Kongable

Paul Kongable and his wife Katelyn have been married for two years, and they have a one year old daughter named Kinsley. Paul and Katelyn are both graduates of Southeastern University; Paul with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Katelyn with a degree in Elementary Education. 


Worship Pastor McKenzie Matlock

McKenzie was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised as a Pastor’s kid in Central Florida. She is a Southeastern University graduate with her BA in Music.


Youth Pastor Dajmek smith

Pastor Dajmek was born in Eugene, Oregon and lived a number of years in Orlando, Florida. He is a 2017 Southeastern graduate with his BA in Biblical and Theological Studies and Business.