Sunday School

All are invited to attend and join us in small groups to delve into God's word on Sunday mornings at 9:15am and 10:45am.


Cathy Tessaro

The JOY Class is comprised mostly of senior women. The class flower is the yellow rose which signifies friendship. Our motto is “Jesus first; others second; yourself last.”  Aim:  SMILE....Shower Members In Love Everlasting. The class started in 1941. Cathy Tessaro who has taught the class for approximately thirteen years. She been a Christian for about 55 years and is recently retired from a state college.  She loves God and the Word of God and delights in sharing His Word with others.


Jeff Christie

My name is Jeff Christie and I have been married over 20 years to my wonderful wife Sherry Christie. We have 2 College age children, Kaitlyn and Kyle.

I generally teach Wednesday night classes but I also fill in for Adult Sunday school teachers when needed.

My motto for teaching Sunday school is “pray hard, study hard and let God take care of the


Carol Reno

I am Carol Reno, long time member of First Baptist Church, and wife of Don Reno.

I am currently facilitating a women's Bible study by Trillia Newbell called Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:15pm, and would love to have all women come and join with us for a time of fellowship and sharing around God's Word!

Barbara Alford

I'm 82 years old.  I've been a widow for around 20 years.  I have four children, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. I've been a Christian for about 70 years, and a member of First Baptist Church in Dade City for over 50 years.  At one time I was the church secretary.  For the past several years, I've led the Mixed Blessings Bible Fellowship Class.

Class Info
Mixed Blessings is considered a ladies' class, but we have a couple of husbands who attend from time to time.  The age of our group goes from one young women with a baby to one special lady who is in her nineties. Gail Surratt and I have been sharing the leadership duties, but we're now having different ladies teach on different Sundays in order to not only expand our leader base, but give more diversity of thought to our studies.  We're a very vocal group, and we have lively discussions.  Our goal is always to share God's Word and to minister to others as opportunities arise.