Kings Avenue is an Elder Led Church with an Elder Board of four elders affirmed by a vote of the congregation. See I Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9. 

KABC Staff Members - Elders

John McRae -  Senior Pastor 
• John and  wife Melanie are natives to Brandon FL.
• There two children are, Samuel and Marleigh
• Chronology: 2013-2017 – Youth Director at KABC
  2008-2013 – Associate Pastor and Small Group Director
  2006-2008 – Church Advisory Board
  2001-2005 – Children’s Pastor and Church Advisory Board
• Earned a B.S. in Finance with Minor in Accounting from the University of South Florida and is currently completing his Masters of Divinity in Theology at Liberty University

Jerry Peed
• Married to Trish and has one son, Andy, and 2 grandsons
• Retired US AirForce
• Attended KABC since 1984
• Became an Elder in 2009.
"My goal has always been to help give the people of KABC a spiritual experience that would bring us all closer to God."





Stephen Robb

  • • Married to Jean, has three children, Stephen II, Kelly, Alex, and three grandchildren

    • 30 Years in US Marine Corps

    • Serving the Lord in the following areas: Sunday School Teacher, Children’s Church Teacher (4-6 grade), Men’s Ministry Director, Walk Through Bethlehem Guide, and President, Kings Avenue Baptist Church Corporation.



Mark Thomas

• Married to Jean has daughter Kristina and has sons Jason and Jared
• Attended KABC since 1999
• Became a Deacon in 2012
 BTh - Berkshire Christian College
• Retired Pastor having served churches in Tampa,             
   Lakeland and Brandon areas


Don Walker

• Widowed and has one son, Dan

• Attended KABC since 1995

• Became an Elder in 2009

I work on several committees with the church: Nominating, counting, facilities, and the school board.
My favorite songs include At the Cross, At Calvary, and The Old Rugged Cross.

From the church Covenant Constitution and By-laws an Elder's Responsibilities include:
(1) “Shepherding the flock of God among you, exercising oversight” I Peter 5:1a, 2a  
(2) Equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry.
(3) Leading the Church to function as a New Testament Church
(4) Proclaiming the Gospel
(5) Caring, visiting, and counseling
(6) Studying Holy Scriptures, theological literature, and contemporary events
(7) Diligently guarding their spiritual life through accountability to the Elder Body
(8) Administering church ordinances
(9) Counseling of candidates for baptism and church membership