Fred O. Pitts

Lead Pastor

Fred O. Pitts became the Pastor of Ancient City Baptist Church in July 2017. Although life in the 21st century is complex, he believes the purpose of life can be summed up more simply in the answers Jesus gave when asked the greatest of the commandments: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Pastor Fred says, “The primary call in my life is seeking first the kingdom of God through pastoring and teaching. My passion is teaching God’s word in a manner that is both understandable and relevant. Primary emphases in my ministry are compassion and encouragement.”

Pastor Fred is a native of Georgia and a graduate of Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!!) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has previously started a church in north Atlanta, pastored a church in central Georgia, worked as a consultant for starting new churches throughout Georgia, and most recently completed a pastorate of thirteen years in Decatur, GA.

Pastor Fred and his wife Cindy have five grown children—four girls and a boy—and are currently acting as legal guardians for a delightful girl born in 2013. They enjoy a wide range of activities and interests.

Larry DuBose

Associate Pastor

Associate Pastor: Rev. Larry DuBose

Larry holds degrees from Toccoa Falls College, Florida State University, and Pensacola Christian College. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has been in church and Christian school ministry for many years. He is married to Laurel, a Canadian and a retired librarian. They have two sons, Toby, a Presbyterian minister, and Troy, a local businessman. Larry and Laurel enjoy reading, bike riding, and spending time with their nine grandchildren.

Pat Hampton

Office Manager

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Pat became a Christian at the age of 26. After serving for 20 years with the US Postal Service, Pat retired and with her husband, Rod, left their life-long hometown to make St. Augustine their new home. Pat actively served in the music program, the women‘s ministry, Sunday School and other areas at the same church for more than 38 years. With her administrative, analytical and technical skills, Pat has found her place of service in the administration of ACBC’s office. As Office Manager, she is committed to using her gifts in the service of Christ and His Church. Pat and Rod have three children and five grandchildren.

Curtis Powell

Worship Leader

Curtis joined the Ancient City Baptist Church staff in 2006. ACBC holds a special place in his heart because it is where he grew up, accepted Christ, played his first hymns, did his first accompanying work, and served as church pianist. Curtis has performed solo and ensemble works throughout the area and is widely recognized as one of the area’s leading accompanists and music directors. He has performed the entire spectrum of instrumental and vocal music genres; to include musical theater, opera, solo vocal and instrumental, church and choral music. He has served as a church musician, guest accompanist and soloist throughout the east coast with over 50 musical theater productions and 100-plus sacred cantata and operatic programs to his credit.

As the founder of the Summer Musical TheatreCamp for Kids and Teens in St. Augustine, area children have been given music theater experiences through over 40 summer productions. Just completing its sixteenth season, SMTC had approximately 150 kids and teens coming from across the country to participate in this summer educational camp with four productions during the summer of 2010.

Curtis Powell is an honorary member of the Board of Directors of EMMA – The St. Augustine Concert Association and currently produces their Music Masters Lecture Series. He is also a member of Music Teacher‘s National Association and the American Choral Director’s Society and holds degrees in piano performance and choral conducting.

Church Administrator


Cindy Lewis

Director of Mercy Ministries

The Old Testament prophet, Micah, asked the question, "What does the Lord require of you?" He answered his own question with these words; "To act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Loving mercy is the result of loving God and the raison d‘etre for our church’s ministry in helping in three local schools, participating in the Relay for Life, the Care Fest, and Feed My Lambs, a ministry of providing food for homeless families with children each summer.

Now coordinating our Ministry of Mercy is Cindy Lewis. Cindy is a member of AncientCity Baptist and is faithful in her attendance at worship, Adult Bible Fellowship and Wednesday night Bible Study and Prayer. She has been active in Good News Clubs and VBS. Cindy is an alumnus of Florida State University and also holds a Master’s degree in education from Pensacola Christian College. She has experience in mission work in Canada where she worked for a number of years among North American Indians. She also spent 21 years in Christian School teaching in the US, including 5 years in Hawaii.

Cindy is excited about being given this challenge and said, "The members of this church have a heart for God with a willingness to be used of Him. In the short time I‘ve been here, I have seen God do some amazing things. I am eager to see what great things God is going to do in the future through our church family. I’m blessed to be a part of this ministry and look forward to serving with them!"