Mike DeGuzman

Teaching Pastor

As one who did not grow up in a Christian home, I had a lot of catching up to do when Jesus saved me in 1993 when I was 26 years old. I was then privileged to have a mature Christian brother take me under his wing to disciple me in the faith. Originally, I thought everyone was discipled but soon realized that very few have these opportunities. As part of what we do at CBC, I make it my aim to make disciples who will go on to make disciples. 

I knew early in my Christian life that God had called me into full-time ministry but I did not know what that would look like. I just wanted to be faithful to whatever God had in front of me to do. Whether that was setting up chairs in our church plant, leading an AWANA group, or working with teenagers, I needed to be faithful. We spent 3 years on staff with Student Venture (the teenage ministry of Cru) and 9 years working with youth at CBC in Beaufort, SC. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I see myself as the lead pastor of a church. Yet, that is where God has me and I continue to make it my aim to be faithful.

My wife Sherry and I have 8 children. Three of our children are married and have blessed us with the joy of 8 grandchildren. We have twin daughters who have been missionaries in Vinnitsa, Ukraine for over 10 years now. Our other children are here in Florida.

Away from CBC, I enjoy salt water fishing and rooting on my teams in Tampa.

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Josh Head

Pastor of Worship & Outreach

I’ve been a pastor at CBC since 2019 and it has been my deep joy to proclaim the gospel story – God’s reconciliation of all things in Jesus – day after day and week after week.

I’m so grateful to be the son of faithful Christian parents who consistently pointed me to Jesus as a kid. Some of my earliest memories are in church: watching my parents play and sing to the Lord in worship and drinking kool-aid and eating cookies after the service.

As I look back at my teenage years, I can so clearly see God working and stirring in me a love of beauty and truth, often expressed through creative storytelling of artists in the world. They were the poets, songwriters, and pastors who preached to me and stirred my heart with longing for God.

I studied music at Liberty University where I met my amazing wife Sophia singing opera together. We were married in 2012 and moved to Ocala two weeks later. Since that time, our household has grown to include 5 children, 6 chickens, and 2 cats. We are passionate about feasting with friends and have made it a habit to have a home of hospitality.

In 2022, I graduated with a Masters degree from The Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies and during the week I also teach at Ambleside School downtown, preaching weekly and teaching music.

Together, our family loves to sing, read, and feast together.

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!”  Psalm 34:3

Christina Smith

Administrative assistant

Rick Lusher

Church Sexton


Mark Norman


Mark was raised in Hinesville, Georgia. He met his wife Pam in Beaufort, South Carolina. They have four children Morgan, Kelsey, Sydney and Stuart. Mark and Pam also have 6 grandchildren. Mark came to know the Lord in 1997 while attending Community Bible Church in Beaufort. He and Pam have served using their gifts to teach, counsel and help others to grow in their relationship with Christ. In 2006 along with three other families God led them to start CBC here in Ocala where they continue to grow and serve Christ.

Kane Richmond


Kane was born in Conneaut, Ohio and transplanted to North Fort Myers, FL at age 12 and graduated North Fort Myers High School. After graduation he attended the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in engineering. Kane has lived in Ocala for over 20 years and currently works at Silver Springs Bottled Water Company. Kane and Angela have 7 Children: Mason, Noah, Luke, Emma, Hannah, Laurel, and Grant. Kane accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior in 1996 while attending 1st Baptist Church of Ocala. Kane and Angela have had the privilege of serving families together in the children’s ministry for the past over 15 years. He and his family have been growing and serving God at CBC Ocala since the church began in 2006.