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Scott Carlson

Lead Pastor

Pastor Scott Carlson has been serving as the lead pastor of Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church since 2005. Before taking the position of lead pastor, he served with his father, Loyal Carlson, for 16 years as associate pastor and two years as co-pastor. Pastor Scott has been married to his wife Rebecca for 15 years and they have two sons and a daughter. Pastor would love the opportunity to meet you and your family and introduce you to his!

Jonathan Taylor

Director of Youth and Worship

Jonathan and his wife Lexi were married in January of 2009 and now have two children, Ren and Crosby. Jonathan graduated with a missions degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO and served, with his family as Missionaries in Ecuador, South America for two years.

After fulfilling their missions commitment in Ecuador, God brought them to PSDBC in July of 2016. Jonathan serves as director of the youth and worship ministries and also teaches Bible at Altamonte Christian School.

Loyal Carlson

Pastor Emeritus

In July of 1966, Pastor Loyal Carlson and his wife Dixie came to minister to a small country church that would later become Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church. A visionary seeing the need for outreach in the community, Pastor Loyal continued seeing growth in his ministry, and saw the need for Christian education in the community. In 1966, he founded Altamonte Christian School. The school started with kindergarten, with the teachers being Pastor Loyal and his mother, Mabel Carlson. As services grew, so did expansion. In the early 1970's, a new church auditorium was built to accommodate the growing church body of Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church. After nearly 40 years of faithful service to the Lord, Pastor L.W. Carlson retired as Pastor on January 1, 2005.

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