I Timothy 3:1-8 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? mHe must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.

  • Mitch Dantzler - Elder

    Mitch retired from the Air Force and is currently working for the Department of Defense. He is married to Karen.  They have two daughters, one son, and five grandchildren.

  • Brian Alldredge - Elder

    Brian came to Forest Lake in 1975 while attending Niceville High School. He has been teaching at Rocky Bayou Christian School for 42 years. He is married to Carla. They have three sons, three daughters, and fifteen grandchildren. 

  • Pat Tidwell - Elder

    Pat has been a family doctor in the community for over 30 years. After serving in the Air Force, he decided to put down roots in Niceville. He is married to Helen Tidwell; and they have six sons and fifteen grandchildren. Pat and Helen have been with Forest Lake Bible Church since 1975. 


1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,[a] not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise[b] must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

  • Ray Pate - Deacon

    Ray is a native of Nicevile and is married to Debbie. He is a long time buisnessman in the community. They have one daughter, two sons, and three grandchildren.

Music team

Ephesians 5:19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,

  • Helen Tidwell


  • Mari Kaim


  • Esther Alldredge

    Contemporary music leader