Church Staff

Charles Kleiser, Pastor

Charles Kleiser met and married his wife, Patricia, while in college and they are the proud parents of five children and twelve grandchildren.  He attended Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, majoring in systematic theology and biblical languages.  After 17 years as a pastor, he moved from Tennessee to complete a PhD at Florida State University. He began his career with the Florida Department of Corrections in 1992 and served as Senior Chaplain at Apalachee Correctional Institution in Sneads, Florida until his retirement in 2013.  Since 2008 he has served the Lord as an adjunct professor at The Baptist College of Florida.  His ministry ambition can be found in Second Timothy chapter two verses one and two.


Jonn Darbyshire, Assistant Pastor

Jonn Darbyshire serves as a Chaplain with the Florida Department of Corrections and an Assistant Pastor at Providence Baptist Church.  He has enjoyed working as a missionary Chaplain with Gospel Express Ministries (GEMS), a clergy volunteer for KAIROS Prison Ministry, and a male counselor for A Women's Pregnancy Center.  He is an ordained minister with a Master's Degree in ministry from Bethel College and a PhD in theology from Crossroads Theological Seminary.  He has been married to Anh for 19 years and they have two children.

Beth Stagner, Church Secretary


Jodie Tyus, Fellowship Coordinator

Jodie Tyus has been a member of Providence Baptist Church since 2002 and currently serves as Fellowship Coordinator, VBS Director, and a member of the Praise Team.  She faithfully coordinates and prepares meals for Church services and special events and is gearing up for the next VBS coming in July.  In addition, she facilitates various small group Bible studies throughout the year, including coordinating simulcasts; volunteers as a Sunday School teacher and with the Wednesday night Kids Program; and is a talented member of the Praise and Worship Team.  Jodie has been married to Andrew Tyus for over 25 years.  They have raised five children and are blessed with 12 grandchildren.  One of the Scriptures that has greatly influenced her is Romans 12:12-13, "... Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality."