Kevin Baird is the Director of Pastoral Ministries of the Florida Family Policy Council, and a veteran minister for over 40 years. His educational background includes undergraduate degrees in religion and philosophy, as well as graduate degrees in both Historical Theology (M.Div.) and History of Christian Thought (D. Min.). His ministry experience has been extensive through the years as a lead pastor, church planter, national conference speaker, college professor, talk radio host, biblical worldview advocate in public policy, and media analyst on politics and culture. He has been an invited contributor to Fox and Friends, as well as other national media outlets including numerous newspapers, radio, and cable news networks.
In addition to his pastoral experience, he has been highly involved in activating pastors towards greater civic engagement and public policy advocacy. In 2008, he was one of a group of national pastors who challenged the constitutionality of The Johnson Amendment of the IRS Code 501(c)3, which restricts a pastor’s First Amendment rights in the pulpit. In 2013, he was the founding director of the South Carolina Pastors Alliance, a group of nearly 500 pastors networking together to influence legislation especially in the areas of life, marriage, family, and religious liberty. He has been a featured speaker at numerous rallies, conferences, and seminars representing the pastor’s role in important cultural conversations. Along with these speaking venues, he has spent significant time in the college classroom teaching aspiring pastors his course, “A Theology of Civic Reformation: Engaging the Culture with a Biblical Worldview.”
Most recently, as the Director of Pastoral Ministries for the Florida Family Policy Council, his role is to connect the 12,600 self-identified, evangelical pastors in Florida with their civic leaders for prayer, partnership, and public policy engagement. This mission is called, The Florida Capitol Project. Through this project, he educates pastors concerning their historic and biblical role as civic influencers. Secondly, he equips pastors with leadership tools to be effective with their spiritual influence. Finally, he empowers pastors with opportunities for connection and ministry to their civic representatives. This mission is quickly spreading and becoming a powerful template to impact civic representatives not only in Florida, but numerous states across the nation.
He has been married to his wife Tracie for 40 years and has 3 children, 2 “daughters-in-love,” and 3 amazing grandsons.
Tracie Baird is currently the Deputy Director of the Florida Capitol Project, a vital mission program of the Florida Family Policy Council to connect the 12,600 self-identified, evangelical pastors in Florida with their civic leaders for prayer, partnership, and public policy engagement. She has also been a veteran minister for over 40 years as a pastor’s wife, church planter, national conference speaker, and women’s pastor. Her educational background includes degrees in both Biblical Studies and Theology.
Her ministry has been described as transparent, “real,” and relevant. Her teaching and experiences coupled with her unique sense of humor have made her a much-acclaimed and appreciated speaker. Her winsome personality enables her to connect not only with state legislators, but office and support staff throughout the State Capitol.
Along with the mission of The Florida Capitol Project, she is also the Assistant to the Director of the Florida Family Pastors Alliance, a network of pastors from across the state of Florida representing various Christian denominations and fellowships. These pastors are relationally connected to bring spiritual leadership and pastoral care to the concerns and needs of the body of Christ in Florida.
Tracie has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 40 years and has 3 children, two “daughters-in-love,” and three amazing grandsons.
Ron Miller, Jr., has lived in Tallahassee for over 43 years. He considers it a tremendous privilege to pastor a church in the city he loves so dearly. Ron had the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream by playing basketball for the Florida State Seminoles (FSU) from 1988-1991, and was appointed team captain his senior year. Ron was also named FSU’s Atlantic Coast Conference Scholarship Athlete of the Year in 1991.
After graduating with a B.A. degree in Communications and an M.A. in Sports Management, Ron worked as a strength and conditioning coach for ten of the athletic teams at Florida State. He was also instrumental in pioneering the church plant of Every Nation Tallahassee (ENT) in 1993.
In 2001, Ron left a prospering position in the health and fitness field to become Senior Pastor of Every Nation Tallahassee church. Under his leadership, ENT grew into a church that impacted the city of Tallahassee with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The ethnic and generational diversity that worships at Every Nation Tallahassee are not only an expression of God’s Kingdom, but indicative of the heart and vision of Pastor Ron.
Ron met the love of his life, Cindy, while working at Florida State University. They were married December 14, 1996, and have three incredible boys named Josiah, Ethan, and Noah. Pastor Ron’s greatest joy in life is loving and serving his wife and fathering his sons.
Ron accepted the position of Regional Director of the Panhandle Region for The Florida Capitol Project in February 2021. His influence, connections, and vision for pastors engaging their civic government at the State Capitol has been vital and fruitful.
Barry Webster has lived in Tallahassee since 1998 and has been a member of Celebration Baptist Church for over 23 years. He is a lay leader in his church and has served in a number of leadership roles as a deacon, ministry leader, discipleship leader, missions committee chair and member of the trustees. He has a heart for missions and has led many trips to Ethiopia, India, Thailand, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Haiti. In addition, he is active in numerous ministry initiatives around Tallahassee in the Big Bend Region.
Barry has worked in the business world since 1984 and has had a successful career in management and technology consulting, specifically with Government agencies at both the local and state level. After taking an early retirement from his Global Consulting company of almost 30 years, Barry is spending more time pursuing his passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ in missions and ministry.
Barry now leads Celebration’s Salt & Light Ministry helping his church and churches statewide shine the light of Christ into the public square and the culture around us through prayer, equipping people in a Biblical Worldview, standing for Biblical truth, and engaging the issues we face as a culture. Celebration’s Salt & Light Ministry has been an active partner with the Florida Capitol Project since its inception and he is currently the Assistant to the Director.
Barry has been married for over 35 years to his wonderful wife Tiffanie. They have two beautiful daughters, Hannah and Liz.