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Hardeetown Baptist Church

Dr. William Blosch

Senior Pastor

Our pastor, Dr. William Blosch, is originally from Gainesville. He is married to the former Connie Lovallo of St. Petersburg, and they have two grown sons, David (Katherine) and Joseph. He enjoys geocaching and disc golfing with his sons.

Dr. Blosch received a Master of Divinity degree in theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and a Master of Theology degree in Christian education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans. He also has a Doctor of Ministry degree in church leadership and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian education, both from New Orleans Seminary.

Dr. Blosch retired from the Army in 2000, having served several years as a chaplain in the 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he became a master paratrooper. He also served in Germany and Fort Knox, Kentucky. He and his wife have served in deaf ministry in several locations, and he has pastored churches in Indiana and south Florida prior to coming to Chiefland. He was also an associational missionary for eight years in southwest Georgia. His primary ministry calling is teaching and equipping others to serve the Lord.

Rev. Brian Timney

Student Pastor

Rev. Timney was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He accepted Christ as Lord and Savior in the summer of 1984 and was baptized at North Trenholm Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. God then called him to vocational ministry when he was living in Germany and a student at the University of Maryland. Upon entering full-time ministry, he was ordained by Union Baptist Church in Marion, South Carolina, on September 3, 2000.  He has served in various churches since then in youth, student, and education ministries. Brian’s lifetime calling in ministry is to youth and student ministry. His responsibilities at Hardeetown include developing and leading our youth ministry, overseeing our children’s ministry, and assisting the senior pastor with the overall educational and discipleship ministry of the church.

Brian is married to Kendra, who is a fourth-grade teacher, and has two daughters, Tammy, who is grown and attending Horry Georgetown Technical College, and Mahala, who is in the eighth grade this year. He attended the University of Maryland’s Munich, Germany, campus for two years before transferring to Charleston Southern University in South Carolina, where he finished his Bachelor of Science degree in 1996. He then earned a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, in 2000.

Charles Brock

Worship Minister

Our worship leader, Charles Brock, is a life-long resident of Levy County.  Charles married his wife, Donna, in 1983. They have two grown children, Chad and Maegan, who are both teachers.

Charles graduated from Trenton High School in 1978. He has been leading worship services since he was a youth and served several other churches in the area as a worship leader prior to coming to Hardeetown. Charles was ordained as a deacon in 1990.

Casey Ranalli

Children's Minister

Casey Ranalli of Bronson leads our children's ministry. After being called by God to minister to children, she attended the Baptist College of Florida, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian leadership. She has served in children's ministry since 2015.

Casey loves teaching and acting out Bible stories. Her hobby is crafting. According to Casey, "I am excited to get to know you and your children. Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have."

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