Our Leadership Team

Serving our Savior, serving you!

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Pastor Al Hughes

Senior Pastor
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Pastor Hughes has been in full time ministry since 1974, when he graduated from Midwestern Baptist College. Having started two local Baptist churches, he has also preached to congregations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and China.

Since becoming Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Port Orchard, WA in 1986, the congregation has grown and built a new church facility. Other preachers have been trained and ordained to the Gospel ministry under his leadership.

In addition to several articles appearing in major Christian publications, Dr. Hughes has also authored several books and booklets.

Read the TRIBUTE from his dear friend, Dr. Ken Blue, from July 14, 2010

Read and subscribe to PASTOR’s DAILY DEVOTION on his blog

Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Associate Pastor
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Jeremy and his wife, Kimberly, have served faithfully together in full-time ministry since 2008. Married in 2003, they are parents to two beautiful daughters. Natives of western Washington, they feel blessed to minister to the community of Port Orchard. Their family’s mission is to demonstrate biblical charity by defending the fatherless through adoption and orphan care.

Pastor DeSpain holds a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Ministry from Grace Bible College. Currently, he is earning his Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics through Biola University. He works closely with Pastor Hughes to assist with the work of the ministry, particularly in the areas of media, LifeGroups, young adults, students, teaching and preaching.

Pastor and Mrs. DeSpain have a deep desire to impact lives through the Word of God.

Barb Hughes

Office Manager
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Besides being wife to the pastor, Barb oversees the office, assists with the website, designs publications, and helps wherever needed.


Shannon is our hard-working secretary, and is here to assist the staff to serve you!

Shannon maintains our database and file records, fields phones and correspondence, maintains finance records, and helps Pastor with mailings, and a host of other tasks.


Jerry Jensen, Roy Turk, Carl Gilfoy and Tom Wendt
2017 Deacons - Jensen, Turk, Gilfoy, Wendt

Bible Baptist Deacons are appointed for life. Jerry Jensen, Roy Turk, Carl Gilfoy and Tom Wendt are men with servant’s hearts and serve the people and pastor of Bible Baptist with humility and grace.

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry
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Taking the Word of God monthly to prisoners at Mission Creek Correctional Center for Women.