11513 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837 (407) 859-1536

Meet Our Staff



  Dr. David Crowe

Senior Pastor

  David Crowe came on staff at South Orlando in April of 2014. He has a Master’s of Divinity in Missions and a Doctorate of Ministry in Expository Preaching – both from Southern Seminary.  Dave has served churches in Nevada, Kentucky, and Florida since March of 2000. He has also helped lead more than a dozen international mission trips all over the world. Dave is married to Ginny Crowe, and together they have four boys, Elijah, Jonah, Gabriel, and Malachi. Ginny graduated from Boyce Bible College in 2003, and she has a passion for leading the four boys in their homeschool education.


  Rick Steele

Associate Pastor
Minister of Music

   Rick Steele has been on staff at South Orlando Baptist Church since January, 1998. Rick has a Masters of Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Rick and his wife Kim lead the SOBC Praise band and guides choirs for children, youth, adults, orchestra, drama, and ensembles. Rick is married to Kim Roberts Steele.  They have three grown children, Brandon, Rebekah, and Kevin. Kevin and his wife Erica work in the medical community in Orlando. Rebekah and her husband Ryan also work in the medical community and have a newborn son named Logan.  



Tom Devine

Education & Family Pastor

  Tom Devine came to South Orlando Baptist Church in November of 2016. Tom has a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University. Tom has had various ministry roles that range from student pastor, recreational coordinator, and campus pastor.  Tom and his wife Carolina love spending time at the beach and playing various sports. 



Michele Purvis
RCA Principal
Karen Abell
Asst. Principal, Pre-K Dir.
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Selena Blackston
Pastor/Member Secretary
Dawn Kent, Office Manager
Student/Event Secretary
Brandon Purvis
Admin. Assistant
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Jenny Schultz
Admin. Assistant
  Norja Fils Aime
Billings & Collections

Karla Elgin
Christian Counselor

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  Bob Bowman
Mike Sumulong
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