Our Mission

Making disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God


A DISCIPLE is someone who knows and follows Jesus,
is becoming more like Jesus, and
leads the lost and the saved closer to Jesus.
Everything begins and ends with Jesus!
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. -- Revelation 22:13

The journey starts with the GOSPEL (or "Good News") of JESUS!

B

Be here.
When you are in town,
attend.

A

Among friends.
A church is meant to be a family.

Y

Your part.
Who you are reveals who God made Bay West to be.
Support the vision with your time, treasure and talents.

Our Core Values

When we started Bay West Church, some couples on our launch team met together several times over a period of time. Through prayer, fasting and working together, we feel that God led us to a set of core values we call "The 6".


We are conservative theologically, yet we are very open in methodology. There is nothing too old or nothing too new, only what God is leading us to do to bring people closer to Jesus. Jim Campbell, Lead Pastor

Ministry Team

The Ministry Team accomplishes the different ministry areas on a day to day level in our church.  They manage volunteers, plan our services, train teams and keep our ministries rolling.
Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell
Lead Pastor

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Jim is a passionate disciple maker who believes heavily in the power of one on one discipleship.  In 2009, Jim took on the role of Campus Pastor to found the Bay West Campus of FBC Melbourne. In September 2017, he became the first Lead Pastor as Bay West Church became an autonomous church in Palm Bay.
His duties are to be the primary communicator, vision caster and leader of Bay West Church.

Steve Poteat

Maggie Pearson
Children's Leader

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Maggie and Aaron Pearson have been a part of Bay West for a few years, serving in our kids and worship ministries.  A former school teacher, Maggie has been in education in our public schools and has a heart for Jesus, teaching and children.

Maggie handles our KIDzone program on Sundays at Bay West to make disciples of children by introducing them to Jesus and teaching them to obey what He has commanded them.

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Leadership Team makes decisions for the church in matters of business and overall direction.  They meet regularly to pray and seek God's direction, looking at the church's direction from a "Bird's Eye" view.  It is made up of our Lead Pastor, as Team Leader, pastors and individual church members.
Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell
Lead Pastor

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Jim is a passionate disciple maker who believes heavily in the power of one on one discipleship.  In 2009, Jim took on the role of Campus Pastor to found the Bay West Campus of FBC Melbourne. In September 2017, he became the first Lead Pastor as Bay West Church became an autonomous church in Palm Bay.
His duties are to be the primary communicator, vision caster and leader of Bay West Church.

Mike Bachman

Dave Harkey

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Dave and Katy Beth Harkey came to Bay West in 2020 from the cold North.  A multi-talented guy who grew up as a pastor's kid, Dave studied Bible Studies with a Music Emphasis at Moody Bible Institute and graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Pastoral Studies.  In addition to his theological training, Dave achieved a degree in Computer Engineering and works in that field currently.   As a Christ follower, husband and father, Dave exhibits a servant's heart and a spiritual maturity that greatly benefits Bay West Church.

Chris List

Chris List
Love the Bay Coordinator

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Chris is a low key, high capacity guy with the heart of a true servant.  His passion is serving others and that shows from the moment you meet him...usually at the front door on a Sunday morning where he's one of the first people to greet you.  An avid board game fanatic and UF grad/fan, Chris loves leading others to help make our city a better place.

He organizes and oversees our Love the Bay projects and maintains relationships with local parachurch organizations that we can join with to help people in Palm Bay.

"Don't just COME to church, BE the church."

our beliefs

We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Florida Baptist Convention and the Brevard Baptist Association. Our statement of faith is the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000 edition. Listed below are our beliefs about specific areas of Scripture.

If you'd like to download a print copy of the above beliefs, click here.

Want to worship with us?

If you would like to come and be a part of Bay West Church, let us know you are coming, and we'll be happy to have someone show you around in person.