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Meet Our Staff

Religious Meditation

Bear Grant


Bear was called to be the pastor of Clearwater First in June 2023.  Bear and his wife, Amanda, have four children: Peyton, Cooper, Avery, and Harper.  Bear is a former resident of Augusta, Georgia who, after being called into ministry at 30, pursued his Bachelors Degree in Religion from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and a Masters of Divinity in Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.

Bear enjoys going on adventures with his family, UGA football, cooking, and watching movies.

He has a desire to see people develop authentic relationships with Christ that would give them a heart to serve others by loving those people the way Christ loves us.  

His life verse is Habakkuk 1:5: “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded.  For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.”


Charlie Crews

Worship Pastor

Rev. Charlie Crews has served as our Minister of Music since 1997.  Charlie felt the call to serve the Lord in ministry early in his life.  He earned a Bachelor of Music degree and a Masters in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Seminary.  Charlie and his wife, Nancy, are involved in all aspects of our church life and ministries.  Having grown up in Florida he has served churches in Florida and in South Carolina before coming to serve at Clearwater. 


His life verse is Proverbs 27:17 “As Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friends.” 


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Tracey Owens

Kids Director

A bio will be coming soon!


Ansleigh McIntosh

Youth Director

A bio will be coming soon!


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Jessie Seigler

Church Secretary

Mrs. Jessie Seigler has been a member of First Baptist for over 35 years and has served as our church secretary for the last three years.   She has previously served as our church treasurer for 19 years.  She was born in Augusta, Georgia but has spent most of her life in South Carolina.  Jessie loves the Lord and desires to serve Him and our church family.  She also serves in many other areas of our church, including the church blessing box.  (A food ministry of our church). Her greatest joy is being a mom to two children, five grand-children and 3 great-grand-children!  She is a blessing to our church.


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