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April-May 2013

The Many Faces
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Leader Profile: Will Beauchamp


Leadership comes in all forms and sizes, but the results are the same. Leaders influence behavior and make a difference in people’s lives. Profiling leaders reveals a diverse combination of traits, but changing lives is a common theme.


Leader Profile


Will Beauchamp

Called to preach after graduating from Welch College, Will pastors First Free Will Baptist Church of Tampa, his home church. Prior to becoming the senior pastor in October 2011, Will served as assistant pastor under Roger Duncan, who pastored the church for 37 years.

When asked what he hopes to see occur at the church, Will replied, “My prayer is that the church uses spiritual and doctrinal discernment to recognize truth and reveal error.” Will spends a great deal of time working with a widow ministry called the James 1:27 Team, doing handi-work for these precious ladies. “They probably bring us more encouragement than we bring them,” he reflects.

Numerous biblical examples illustrate the power of family influence—good or bad. One can easily identify the spiritual influence Will’s parents had in his life. Because Will’s parents were full-time gospel singers, his childhood included a great deal of time on a tour bus. Now, his leadership helps other parents pass along their faith. He models this at home, where his love for Christ is being passed along to the next generation. Will recently listened to his girls (ages 5 and 10) sing together in church. Will and his wife Jennifer enjoy getting away for a long weekend but say it does not happen often enough.

Some leaders seek control of the team, services, and life in general. Not Will. He desires the Holy Spirit’s leading in decisions, services, and life. His reliance on the Father helps balance his tendency toward being overly concerned with details. (Although his attention to detail brings an excellence in quality and focus to the entire organization.)

Will, You are a great leader!


Get to Know Will....


Tell me about your quiet time.

"It all starts when I get to my office in the morning. I have a devotional book I really enjoy, and then I spend time in prayer for the day ahead of me."

What are you reading right now?

  • Text-Driven Preaching by David L. Akin, David L. Allen, and Ned Mathews

  • Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman

  • Crazy Love by Francis Chan

What are your top three books (other than the Bible)?

  • Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel by Eugene H. Merrill

  • The Cross of Christ by John R. Stott

  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxes


What is your biggest failure?

"Balancing church time and family time."

Tell me your kids’ names and a one-word descriptor for each.

  • Cadence (age 10) - Compassionate

  • Emory (age 5) - Animated


What is your one indulgence? Glazed doughnuts


Paper or Plastic Questions

  • Mountains or Ocean? Mountains

  • Music or Talk Radio? Music

  • Coke or Pepsi? Sweet Tea

  • Email or Texting? Texting

  • Mac or PC? PC

  • Socks or house shoes? Bare Feet



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