Okaloosa Baptist Association
Friday, April 03, 2020
Churches with a Commission...on mission

Our Staff


Dr. Eugene Strickland

is our Director of Missions.  A native of Mississippi, he has served as pastor of churches in Mississippi and Florida. He received the B.A. degree from Mississippi College and the M.Div and D.Min degrees from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to our Association as Director of Missions in 1987.


Ila Bosarge

is our secretary. She is a native of Florida who moved back to this area a number of years ago. She came to the Association in 1994. Her responsibilities include administering the day-to-day responsibilities in the office, publishing the newsletter ("Support"), and a thousand other minute details.



Julie Peacock

serves as Education Director and Bookkeeper. She serves as Director of Sunday School, Disciple Making, and VBS, as well as working closely with churches in a myriad of other capacities. She is a native of south Alabama, and has served with the North American Mission Board and the Louisiana Baptist Convention. She came to work with us in 1996.


Marcia Strickland

is our Records Clerk. She coordinates the collection and assimilation of the churches' Annual Church Profiles which help us keep track of how effective we are in fulfilling God's plan for us. She also assists in many of the day-to-day responsibilities in the office.