Dr. Robert Ball – Senior Pastor
Originally from Green Cove Springs, Florida, Robert served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He surrendered to the ministry while on active duty and entered the ministry upon his retirement from the Navy. Robert has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Theology, a Master of Divinity Degree, a Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) from Luther Rice University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. Robert has served as the pastor of OakLeaf Baptist Church since its inception in 2000. Robert is married to Sherrie and they have four children.
You can contact him at rball@oakleafbaptist.org
Dr. Bill Gilmore – Executive Pastor
The Lord brought Bill to Oakleaf in 2015 as an Interim Worship Pastor and he was with us for 18 months. He then went on to Senior pastor in another ministry. In 2019 Bill re-joined our ministry team as our Executive Pastor. He is originally from Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania. Bill has been in ministry since 1996 serving the Lord in various ministries. Bill and his wife Sandy have been married since 1994 and have two children. Bill is a life learner, having earned a Bachelors of Theology, Master of Ministry, Master of Theology, and a Doctorate of Theology. He is also a member of the Society for Church Consulting. The Word of God has guided Bill through life. He has depended on the truth of Deuteronomy 31:8 “And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.”
You can contact him at bgilmore@oakleafbaptist.org
Aldo Mesa – Assistant Pastor Hispanic Ministry
Pastor Aldo was born in Cuba in a Christian home. He accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at age 11. He studied for a master’s degree in education but the communist government of his country did not allow it because he was a Christian. God called him to the ministry and he graduated in Theology from the Seminary in Cuba and pastored 2 churches. He emigrated to the United States with his wife to New Orleans and planted 2 churches. The Florida Baptist Convention invited him to establish spanish churches in North Florida and he established 5 more churches. Aldo joined the Oakleaf Staff in February of 2020 and is currently planting a Spanish church at Oakleaf Baptist. He is a graduate in Theology, Counseling, Education and Church Planting.
You can contact him at amesa@oakleafbaptist.org
Jeff Adams – Music and Media Director
Jeff joined our staff in 2015. He attended the University of North Florida, where he received a B.A. in Music Education. Jeff and his wife Amanda have been married for 13 years and have 3 children. Before coming to Oakleaf Baptist, Jeff has served on staff as an Associate Music Minister for 14 years at various churches in Jacksonville, FL.
You can contact him at jadams@oakleafbaptist.org
Kim Watts – Children’s Ministry Director

Hello, My name is Kim Watts and I have been involved in Kids Ministry for over 30 years and love being able to share the gospel and love of Jesus Christ with the kids and their families.  I love my church and have been part of OBC for 12+ years and am blessed with the privilege of serving as Director of Kids Ministry. God has blessed me with amazing people to serve alongside here at OBC in Sunday School, Kids Worship, AWANA, Kids 4 Christ(Wed. night program), Vacation Bible School, Kids Camp and more. 

Family is important. I am proud to be the daughter of a Navy veteran and Navy wife.  Being a Navy kid, we moved multiple times and I learned a lot about commitment, responsibility and being there for family. God has blessed my husband Joe and I with five now grown boys, two beautiful daughters in love and one amazing granddaughter, all of whom have made our lives exciting and certainly never boring. 

I love going on adventures with my husband and spending time with our family. I am from western North Carolina and will be a Carolina girl always and forever. A big sports fan and avid NFL girl. 

You can contact her at kwatts@oakleafbaptist.org
Skyler Henderson – Student Ministry Director
You can contact him at shenderson@oakleafbaptist.org
Charity Barbosa – Preschool Ministry Director
Lynn Cowart – Financial Assistant

Lynn joined our staff in 2019. Born and raised in the panhandle of Florida, Gulf Coast.  Married to Andy Cowart.   I have been blessed with 5 wonderful children, ages 21-10.   I am retired from Publix. I Have completed hours for an Associates Degree in Education at Polk State and almost have attained a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science.  I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Florida, currently not practicing.  I am Currently Licensed as a Notary Public for the State of Florida. I love watching my children use their God Gifted talents, family time, serving others, Florida Gators, decorating, crafting, and Oakleaf Baptist Church.  

You can contact her at financial@oakleafbaptist.org