Pastor David J. Mitchel of Gettyburg Bible Baptist Church
Pastor Dave Mitchel received Christ as his Savior when he was about 9 years old, and dedicated his life to God when he was about 20. Having joined the Faith Baptist Church in Niceville, Florida he felt the call to preach through the ministry of Pastor David Cosmo. Being in the Air force at the time, he studied at a local fundamental Bible Institute in the evenings for a few years. He was put in charge of the visitation program at the church, and was involved in street preaching, and local evangelism.
Upon being honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1981, he felt led to work in the ministry that his father was pastor of at the time – Gettysburg Bible Baptist Church. The church called him as their assistant pastor, and he preached Sunday evenings, as well as nursing homes, jails, and the local rescue mission.
In 1989 through 1993, Pastor Dave studied through correspondence at Gulf Coast Bible Institute and went on to receive his Graduate of Theology and Bachelor of Biblical Studies degrees. Having served as assistant pastor for eighteen years, and upon his father wishing to resign from the pastorate, Dave was ordained in 1999. In April of 2000, Pastor Dave felt God’s call, and was unanimously voted in, and installed as the pastor of Gettysburg Bible Baptist Church. His wife Patty also serves along with him in various roles.
Assistant Pastor Jeremy J. Mitchel
Jeremy was saved at an early age and attended Gettysburg Bible Baptist since he was about 6 years old. After graduating from High School, and feeling the Lord's call to Ministry he attended Maryland Baptist Bible College from 1997-1999. After graduating in 1999 with an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies he than transferred and attended Northeast Baptist School of Theology for another 2 ½ years and graduated in 2002 with a 4 year program of Pastoral Theology. He was ordained to the ministry by a recognized ordination council in November 2010. Since 2002 He has worked in various roles in the church, including song leader, youth ministries, and as Associate Pastor since November 2002. Jeremy ministers at GBBC along with his wife and two children.
Paul Swope - Adult Sunday School Teacher, Usher, Treasurer, Special Music.
Paul Accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior on March 20, 1979. He attended Black Rock Bible Church for ten years, teaching the teen Sunday School and Wednesday Evening classes. He served as assistant pastor at Black Rock in 1991 and 1992. He served as youth counselor at Camp Tohiglo for six years. He attended Washington Bible College Extension School, graduating in 1991.
Paul began attending GBBC in July of 2000, along with his wife, Sylvia, and sons, Benjamin and Samuel. He plays an important role in GBBC, doing many ministry related tasks, such as adult Sunday school teacher, special music, and treasurer.