Dr. Dwayne Mercer is a native of Georgia. He and his wife, Pam, have three adult children and have served First Baptist Oviedo since 1993. Over the years the church has grown from 650 to 2,700 in worship attendance and over 4,000 new believers in Christ have been baptized. More than 800 have journeyed on short-term mission trips and First Baptist Oviedo has partnered with more than 25 different missionaries. Over 125 people have been called into full-time Christian service.
However, numbers only tell part of the story. The congregation has witnessed the results of spiritual growth in stewardship, service, unity, and a sense of mission.
Dr. Mercer has served as the President of the Florida Baptist Convention and is an active board member for a number of Southern Baptist agencies. He is the host and featured speaker on The Winning Edge which airs locally on WTGL-TV45 Goodlife Broadcasting. He has also published two books on prayer entitled, Getting God to Say Yes: 5 Keys to Answered Prayer and When God Says Yes.
Dr. Mercer received his Bachelor of Science degree from Toccoa Falls Bible College, Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.