Our team

  • Matt Swain - Senior Pastor

    Matt Swain is a native Buckeye who has been serving Florida church families for 21 years. A graduate of Pensacola Christian College, he is a current student in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Master of Divinity program. He became pastor of Lake Asbury Baptist Church in May 2014. He and his best friend, wife Becky, have three children, Ben, Drew, and Rachel. 

  • Tim Downing - Minister of Music

    tHERESA dOWNING - Women's Ministry Director

    Tim Downing is a native of Green Cove Springs, graduating from Clay High School in 1979. He began serving the Lord in music ministry as a youth in 1976 and started leading worship at a local church in 1986. He also served as Youth Director and Youth Minister for ten years. Tim surrendered to the ministry and was ordained in 1994. He obtained a Masters Degree in Music from Logos University in 1999.
     

    Theresa Downing has worked as a Materials Engineer at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast in Jacksonville since receiving a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University. Theresa currently serves as the Women's Ministry Director. She also supports her husband Tim in the Music Ministry as a choir member and part of the A/V Team. Theresa enjoys learning more of God's Word from various women Bible study teachers and offers various opportunities for learning to the members at LABC.


    Tim and Theresa met at a local church and were married in 1993. Together they have served the Lord in Youth and Music ministries.

  • Arlie Brashear - Student Director

    Arlie Brashear served his country in the US Navy from 1989 to 1998. He has taught 6th grade at Rideout Elementary since 2003. In 2004, he moved with his lovely wife Sandy to the Lake Asbury community. The next year he was blessed by the birth of his daughter Melanie. Arlie spent several years working with youth at Switzerland Community Church. He became the youth director at LABC in 2013. It is his belief that the job of the youth pastor is to share the word of God in a safe environment where young people can open their hearts, serve others, and develop community. By working alongside parents, the foundations for a life-long faith in our loving Creator are laid.

  • amy Trahan - Children's Director & Ministry Assistant

    Amy is a native of Louisiana who has lived in Florida and served in Children's Ministry for over twenty years. Amy's passion is reaching children with the love of Jesus and seeing them grow in their relationship with Him. Amy and her husband Chad have been married for 26 years and have two daughters, Tiffany and Kelly, and two grandchildren, Charlotte and Wyatt.

  • Traci Babick - Preschool Director

    Traci is a Northeast Florida native and Florida State Alumna with a degree in Child Development. She and her husband, Sean, have been married 13 years and have two daughters, who are very active in the Youth and Children's ministries. Traci loves being with children and teaching them about God's Word. Her goal is to offer a safe and loving environment for children to begin their Christian journey.

  • Grant Mullins - Men's ministry director

    Grant was born and raised in North Florida, south of Tallahassee. Grant has lived in Clay County with his wife, Julie, for the past three years. Grant and Julie have five children. Grant strives to strengthen the Men's Ministry, also known as "Brothers In Christ", within the church and also into the community. Grant is very excited about the future of the Men's Ministry.