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Senior Pastor

Dr. Marvin Owen

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Dr. Marvin Owen is senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Florence, Oregon. He and his wife, Sue, moved to Florence in 2012. Pastor Owen has over 30 years ministry experience as pastor, collegiate minister and denominational worker. He has earned degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Marvin and Sue are blessed with two sons, both married, and seven grandchildren. Dr. Owen is a private pilot and serves as a chaplain with the Civil Air Patrol.

Music Leader

Marline Horsky

Marline has made Florence her home for many years. She loves music and animals and does a great job leading the Praise Team and playing for congregational worship as well as specials. Among her numerous talents and interests, Marline does an exceptional job with needlepoint and has made beautiful pictures for the church and for others.





Marilyn Carroll

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Marilyn has been a resident of Florence since 1995 when her husband Don came to pastor the First Baptist Church. She not only serves as the church secretary and church clerk, but also as a Preschool Sunday School teacher. She is great with children, and previously taught for Child Evangelism Fellowship in addition to her other responsibilities.

She likes flowers, sewing and tending a small garden (which sometimes has to be defended from...or shared with...deer and other local animals). She has four children—one deceased—and ten grandchildren.