- About Us
Bill is the Executive Director of both the Christian Care Center (comprised of 7 different ministries) as well as the Community Medical Care Center (our medical partnership with Leesburg Regional Medical Center). His goal is to inspire and support his staff and volunteers to be fully engaged in our mission and strategy. He is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Civil Engineering and has a Masters Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife Mandy have 3 daughters.
Wanda is the director of the Pregnancy & Family Care Center. She began her involvement with PFCC in 1988 as a volunteer counselor and accepted the position as Director in 2002. Since that time, she has greatly expanding the services that the PFCC offers. Wanda is the Co-Founder of Habitat for Humanity of Lake County and received the WORLD magazine’s 2007 Daniel of the Year Award for her work in the pro-life cause. Her and her husband Bob teach a family focused Bible Fellowship class at First Baptist Leesburg and love serving the Lord together.
Jamie is the director of our Children’s Shelter. He and his wife are also former residents of our other ministries. Jamie answered the call of God to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children in 2012 when he began working at the shelter as a direct care worker. Since he has been ordained as a minister, served as a youth pastor, received his Bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and now serves as our director. Jamie’s desire for the shelter is to provide security, love, and a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to the broken hearted placed in our care.
John Draxinger was named Director of the Samaritan Inn after serving at multiple ministries on our campus for several years. John’s desire is to minister to broken families, and equip them with the tools and wisdom necessary to transition back into society a stronger family. John is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University. John and his wife, Melissa, are expecting their first son in early 2018.
Sherry is the Director of the Women’s Care Center and has previously served as the Assistant Director of the Pregnancy & Family Care Center and Assistant Director of the Women’s Care Center. Sherry has a Bachelor’s of Ministry in Christian Counseling and has 2 children and 6 grandsons. Her and her husband Neil have a long history of working in local jail ministry, serving in their church, and engaging their community with the love and grace of Jesus Christ.
Jay is the director of our Men’s Residence. With his background in inner city missions he is passionate about helping men change their lives through discipleship. Jay and his wife Linda have four children.
Lee has been the Director of the Benevolence Ministry since 2011 and a member at First Baptist Leesburg for 34 years. He also currently serves on the church deacon body. He has been married to his wife Gail for 42 years. They have two grown children, Joe and Danna, and two grandsons. In 1985, Lee and Gail started the emergency children shelter for the Christian Care Center and were the directors for almost ten years. Lee’s goal for the Benevolence ministry is to meet physical needs so that the most important need can be addressed, the need for Jesus Christ.
Ken began the Fresh Start Ministry in 2008 when the National and Central Florida economies had taken a major downturn and unemployment reached historical highs. Ken was founding director and chief administrative officer for the Lake County Vocational Technical Center and the Kenneth A. Bragg Public Safety Complex. Through these, he established training programs in over forty occupational areas. Ken has provided four decades of service to Lake County’s education and business community and has had significant impact on state and national education and economic development programs. He holds a bachelors and masters degree from Western Kentucky University. Ken and his wife Sue have been married for 55 years. They have two daughters and live on a small ranch in Fruitland Park.
Tammy has been the Director of the Community Medical Care Center since it’s inception. Tammy moved to Leesburg 22 years ago and is a native of Oregon (Go Ducks). Shortly after relocating to Florida she began attending First Baptist Church and got involved in Discipleship classes and volunteering at the Pregnancy and Family Care Center. She was hired as an assistant at First Baptist Church in 1997 and then in 1999 progressed to the Medical Center as Office Manager. She shares that it is awesome to serve in a position where you see firsthand on a daily basis the providence of God over so many.