Ron Allen

Before coming to serve as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Ron had served as a Pastor in Southern Oregon for the last 7 years.  Ron still serves as a Church Planting Catalyst responsible for training and coaching Churches and Pastors how to start new churches and ministries in the Northwest.  Ron began his ministry planting churches in Campeche, Mexico in 1996 and has helped start churches in Mexico, Argentina, Peru, New York, Canada, Texas and Oregon.  Ron and his wife Jeanette are originally from Houston and grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast.  They have 8 children and 1 granddaughter, with 5 of their kids still living at home.  As a family they love fishing, boating, and exploring the beaches of the Oregon Coast.  Their mission in life is to bring hope and belonging thru the love of Jesus as they serve in their community. 

Associate Pastor

Danny Rippee

After accepting the Lord at the age of 14, he ran from Him for many years. Finally after serving as Deacon, Teacher, and Treasurer he accepted the call to ministry. Served 15 1/2 years as an associate Pastor within two churches. Moved from Virginia to Oregon in 2015. Danny was ordained here at First Baptist in September 2019 as the associate Pastor. Married to his wife, Christine, for 43 years. He is the father of two sons and has two beautiful granddaughters. 

Church Hostess

Ida Marcumm

Deacon Chairman

Maynard Luurs

Worship Leader

Amy Clawson

Administrative Pastor

Jerry Horne

Jerry grew up in a small town in Iowa. Moved to California after graduating from college where he ultimately came to know the Lord as his Savior. Moving to Eugene Oregon after retirement, the Lord opened the door  for him to serve alongside the Pastor and as an Usher. With a heart for the community, Jerry was a volunteer at the Mission in Eugene, driving the Friends of Florence Van, and was a driver for the DAV Van taking Veterans to Portland medical facilities. Moving to Westlake with his Bride in 2016, Jerry and Ramona joined First Baptist Church of Florence. Jerry answered the call to become an Administrative Pastor in 2019 and was ordained in September that year and is currently the Administrative Pastor at FBC and serving with the Oregon Mission Coalition.


Jim Willingham

Children's Ministry Director

Ramona Horne

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Ramona has been in Children's Ministries for many years and has a passion to work with Children teaching them and sharing the gospel.  Ramona offers training and outreach the OMC Church Replants. With a passion for seniors, she also has a ministry with elderly women and shut-ins.

Ramona is also our Church Clerk. Having been in office management for over 30 years and recently felt inspired by the Lord to use her gift at First Baptist Church.

Director of Missions

Larry Marcum

Yachats Mission Pastor

Fred Weatherly


Nelson Castro

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