Rev. Dr. Robert & Linda Rease

God Will Supply All Your Needs

Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. NIV

Welcome to the St. John First Missionary Baptist Church website. My favorite scripture is Matthew 6:33. It teaches me that if I seek the will of God for my life and strive to live for Him He will provide me with everything I need. David learned that and was able to say “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Each morning I ask for guidance in order to walk in His will and to glorify Him in everything I do that day. Am I successful each day? I wish I could say that I am. But what I have discovered is that God is faithful to His Word. He supplies me with everything I need. If you seek His will and strive to live for Him, He will supply your every need.

If you are ever in the Belle Glade, Florida area, stop in to see us. We would love to have you fellowship with us here at St. John First Missionary Baptist Church. May God bless you and His light shine upon you!

Dr. Robert L. Rease, Pastor
St. John First Missionary Baptist Church


Educational Background
Palm Beach High School (1969), West Palm Beach, Florida

Valdosta State University (1974), Valdosta, Georgia – Bachelor of Science in Education, Who’s Who Among Students in College and University (1974)

Savannah State University (1982), Savannah, Georgia – Master of Business Administration.

Covington Theological Seminary, Savannah, Georgia Extension – (1995) Master of Ministry in Pastoral Study; (1997) Doctor of Theology; (2004) Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Study.


Rev. Dr. Robert L. Rease is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida. He and Linda have been married for thirty-three years and have one daughter Colbi Elizabeth Rease Marks, Son-in-Law Robert Marks, Jr. and one grandson Preston Daniel Marks and one granddaughter Savannah Grace Marks.


Dr. Rease served as President of the Glades Area Branch of the NAACP. He is a member of the Regional Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter,Formal member of  the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center of Belle Glade,Vice-Chairman Lake Okeechobee Regional Economic (LORE)Alliance of Palm Beach County, Glades Youth Connection, The Civil Service Board of the City of Belle Glade and the Glades PATCH Board. He is also a Chaplain for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, a member of Leadership Glades Class of 2007 and the Glades Area Ministerial Association.

Pastor’s History With The Church

Dr. Rease was an Educator with the Valdosta and Chatham County School System. He held a position in Marketing and was an Assistant Manager in Consumer Service with Bell South Corporation. He served as Pastor of Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church in Garden City, Georgia for twelve years and was a volunteer Chaplain with the Chatham County Detention Center in Savannah, Georgia and Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia. Dr. Rease was a Professor for Covington Theological Seminary, Savannah, Georgia Extension and Savannah Technical College, Savannah, Georgia.