LEADERSHIP

Since 2004, our church has followed a leadership model we see prescribed for our benefit by Scripture. The "elder-led" approach provides us with sound guidance from biblically-qualified men. All of the elders are pastors of the congregation. Some of our elders are employed by the church, and some serve the Lord in secular pursuits. All elders meet the stated qualifications in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. They meet regularly to pray and provide spiritual oversight to the church.

Dr. Steve Brady

Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve is the Senior Pastor at FBC. Born and educated in Liverpool, Steve was converted in his teens and trained at what is now the London School of Theology. There he met Brenda, his wife of over forty years, who passed away in 2017. He has two married children, Paul and Ruth, and four grandchildren, aged between nine and twenty-four.

He had held four pastorates in the UK before serving for some twenty years as Principal of Moorlands College, which trains people for Christian service in the UK and overseas. He has spoken at conferences and conventions around the world, many linked to the UK Keswick Convention, of which he was a Trustee and speaker for some two decades.

He holds a PhD degree in theology and is the author, contributor and editor of over twenty books. A keen sportsman, he hates gardening and has an irrational attachment to Everton Soccer Club!

Stephen Ryan

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Stephen is the Assistant Pastor at FBC. Born and raised in Cayman Brac, he moved to Grand Cayman after high school and began attending FBC. He later moved to Florida to complete his bachelor’s degree and obtain his CPA qualification before returning to Cayman to work for several years in public accounting. Having felt the call towards more full-time vocational ministry after serving in various lay roles at FBC over several years, Stephen joined the staff at FBC for a couple of years as Director of Youth, Missions, and Men’s Discipleship.

In time, Stephen decided to follow God’s lead by pursuing an M.Div in Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It was there that he met his wife, Sarah, with whom he recently celebrated 10 years of marriage. Together they have one daughter, Kate. After completing his Counseling program, Stephen and Sarah returned to Grand Cayman where he worked for several years as a CFO and served as a lay elder at FBC. In March 2022, Stephen once again followed God’s lead by returning to serve on staff at FBC as Assistant Pastor.

He has a passion for helping people find hope, joy, and healing through their personal walk with God. A life-long fisherman, he loves being on, near, or under the water! Travel and experiencing God’s creation with his family ranks as some of his favorite moments.. 

Kyle McLean

Executive Pastor

Kyle has the privilege of serving as the Executive Pastor at FBC. He is happily married to Felicia and together they are the proud parents of Genet, Kaylyn, Keion and Kezia. They have also recently become the grandparents of Maverick John!

Kyle has worked within the private and public sectors, primarily in the areas of finance, accounting, operations, and administration. After serving in the Cayman Islands Civil Service for over 20 years, he answered the call to full-time ministry at FBC in 2021.
In his role as Executive Pastor, he works closely with First Baptist Christian School and provides oversight for finance and administration for the church and school.

Kyle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology from Stetson University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the International College of the Cayman Islands. He also completed his Master of Theological Studies in May 2020 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Kyle has served in various lay roles at FBC over several years and has a passion for seeing families grow together in Christ’s love and serving together in ministry. He enjoys spending time with his family, biking, fishing, and everything automotive!

Dave Jorge

Worship Pastor

Pastor Dave was born in Havana, Cuba.  He is the ever-grateful husband to Kathy and amazed father of Jonathan. He is also now Grandfather to sweet little Josh.  He has served as a Pastor of Worship since 1983 in churches in Los Angeles.  He has joyfully served this body since 2001.  In another life, he was an arranger/conductor/musician in L.A. for a bunch of stuff.  The passion of his life is to help people connect with God – right now through worship.  In his spare time, he enjoys rebuilding islands after hurricanes and helping lead churches to a Biblical model of leadership.  Diving with God’s underwater creatures ranks a close second. 

Rick Gorter

Elder

Elder. Rick is happily married to Gina and they have two sons, Simon and Stuart, a daughter in law, Elizabeth, a grandson, Elijah, and a granddaughter, Eliana, all of which are members of the Church. Rick and Gina have been attending First Baptist for more than 36 years and have been a part of the major initiatives within the Church. Rick is originally from Australia and Gina is from Jamaica. Rick is an Australian CPA and is a Senior Advisor to Trident Trust Company (Cayman) Limited.  He has also served in various capacities in the Church, including Chairman of the Finance Committee, Sunday School Teacher and Chairman of the School Board.

Shane Foster

Elder

Shane is happily married to his wife, Kimi.  They have both been FBC members for over 30 years. They have wonderful children in their lives. Their son, Taylor, with his wife Samantha, their son, Harrison, and their son, James, with his wife, Josie. Shane is the managing director of his family business, Progessive Distributors. He has served many years as a preschool Sunday School teacher, and still serves on many committees within the church. Pastor Steve calls him "Barnabas" because he is a son of encouragement.

DEACONS

The deacons and deaconesses of First Baptist Church fill support roles as they coordinate various ministries related to the administrative and practical needs of the congregation. As those who free the elders to provide spiritual oversight to the church, the deacons and deaconesses each oversee a particular church ministry (e.g. First Baptist Christian School or Personnel). Potential deacons and deaconesses are nominated by the elders and voted on by the congregation before beginning a three-year period of service.

Simon Gorter

Deacon of Finance

Simon is happily married to Elizabeth, and they share 2 beautiful children, Elijah and Eliana.

STAFF

In an effort to facilitate the ministry of the entire church, we have called on a few members to work in a full-time (paid) capacity. This group together provides an administrative backbone for the body of believers now covenanted together at First Baptist Church.

Rebecca Hammad

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca is mother to 3 wonderful children and blessed to be the wife of Anthony the most awesome fabulous husband any woman could dream of, all who serve in our church body. She has a passion for serving in the church, and has served in children’s ministries for over many years here and at her previous church located in Canada.

Wellington Dixon

Facilities Technician

Wellington