Mac Brunson Elected to Pastor FBC, Jacksonville

In a special called business meeting at the close of this morning’s service, the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, FL voted to call Mac Brunson to be their pastor. This breaking news story was carried by the Florida Baptist Witness today.

The church’s press release is listed below:


Jacksonville, Fla. (February 19, 2006) – Dr. Mac Brunson was voted Pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, in the 10:20 a.m. worship service on February 19, 2006. He delivered the sermon in the worship service in view of a call to pastor the church. After the service, a special business meeting was called by Nelson Sturgill, Chairman of Deacons as moderator where a motion was made, with a second, and a vote to call him as pastor. Dr. Brunson accepted the call. His first day in the pulpit will be announced at a later date.

Dr. Brunson is formerly senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas. He was pastor of Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, North Carolina, from 1992-1999 and served previously in churches in Virginia and South Carolina. He was president of the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference in 2003 and president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina from 1997-1999.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University, a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Dallas Baptist University. He and his wife Debbie have been married for 26 years and have three children: Courtney, Trey, and Wills.

A video introducing Dr. Brunson and his family to the FBC, Jax congregation is viewable by clicking here (Windows Media Player) or here (Real Player).


  1. I’ve worked for Dr. Brunson, and I’m not surprised at all that God is dropping him smack dab in the middle of that church. You won’t find a more humble, normal preacher on the planet!

  2. Hi ! Personal to DR. Brunson, I found it very difficult to surf the sunday morning programs, once I hear you and your interesting stories, and wind up staying spellbound with up-lifting spirit. You mentioned West Virginia and I wonder if you ever knew Thomas Liversay ? who served missionary duty in Korea before and during ww2, and in fact was chased by Japanese forces. I knew him as pastor of our church growing up in Center Moriches New York, he often told of WVA. Thank you, and will continue to follow your message, Judd.

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