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At Medulla Baptist Church, we value every individual and are committed to serving our community with love, compassion, and support. We understand that you may have questions, need assistance, or simply want to connect with our church family, and we are here to help.

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In the meantime, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about the various ministries, events, and services we offer. We believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can experience the love and grace of God.

If you have any urgent matters or would like to speak to someone directly, please feel free to contact our church office at 863-646-4916 during our regular business hours.

Once again, thank you for reaching out to the staff. We are excited to connect with you and walk alongside you on your spiritual journey.


Mark Epperson
Senior Pastor
Medulla Baptist Church Lakeland

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Dylan LeFebvre and wife Till Directors of Student Ministries

Dylan LeFebvre

Director of Student Ministries

Dylan was born in Lakeland, Florida.  He has earned his Associates degree from Polk State College, a BS degree in Health Sciences from University of South Florida, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University.  Dylan enjoys spending leisure time on the golf course and exercising.  He loves sports and is a fan of the University of Florida Gators.  Dylan is married to Til and they have a pup named Scout.  Dylan’s life verse is I Corinthians 16:13.

Pastor Jeff Myatt and his wife Worship Lead Pastor of Medulla Baptist Church Lakeland Florida

Pastor Jeff Myatt

Worship and Families Pastor

Jeff was born and raised in North Florida.  He followed the call to Christian Ministry in 1983.  He earned a B.A. in Religion from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 1986 and a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1991.  Jeff has served in churches in Florida, Texas, and Georgia as a Youth Pastor for nearly 21 years and an Associate Pastor the past 18.  Additionally, Jeff has ministered as a Hospice Chaplain here in Polk County for 6 years.  Jeff and been married to Laurie for almost 42 years, has three adult children and (most importantly) two Grand-Children! Jeff will be happy to tell you about the grandkids if you ask.   Jeff’s’ hobbies are music, guitar, golf, disc golf, walking/running.  Jeff’s loves most sports and he and Laurie are proud members of the Gator Nation!  Jeff is most passionate about pursuing a life-giving relationship with God through Jesus Christ and having that relationship with God affect everything we do.   Jeff’s life verse in Psalm 73:26.

Pastor Mark Epperson and his wife Senior Lead Pastor of Medulla Baptist Church Lakeland Florida

Pastor Mark Epperson

Senior Pastor

Mark was born in Orlando, Florida.  God called him to Christian ministry in 1981 during the European Baptist Convention in Interlaken, Switzerland.  He received a BME degree from Samford University, and an MM degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Mark served at First Baptist Church in Cuthbert, Georgia, and the First Baptist Church in Kissimmee, Florida, as a Music and worship pastor for nearly 20 years.  Upon his calling to the pastorate, Mark served as Senior Pastor at the Cedar Hills Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida for 6 years before becoming Senior Pastor here at Medulla in 2010.  He has published a book titled, “That Many Will See and Fear”.  Mark lives here in Lakeland with his wife Donna, and they have two adult children, Taryn and Tyler.  The entire family are huge fans of the football dynasty known as the Alabama Crimson Tide.  Mark’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.

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