Rosemont Baptist Church
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Serving the Lord Family Style

Church Staff

Senior Pastor - Rev Doug Fannon.
Doug was first called to be the full time Transitional Pastor for Rosemont in March 2010, to fill the gap from the leaving of Pastor Sharber Smith, who retired to do ministry in Mobile, until Rosemont  was able to search for and call another pastor.  After a diligent search, Rosemont called Doug to be the Senior Pastor in June 2011.  Doug has served in several different churches in the Niceville/Valparaiso area as education and youth minister and associate pastor.  The Air Force brought Doug to this area in 1991 where he met and married his beautiful wife, Ellen, who is a practicing veterinarian and also the church pianist.  Doug served in the Air Force as a pilot and retired from active duty in 1996.  Later in 1999, God called him and Ellen to the mission field, to serve with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Indonesia.  After returning to the US just before 9/11 in 2001, the Air Force recalled Doug for 2 more years of active duty.  After leaving active duty, Doug was personally requested to return to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, right after the devastating tsunami of December 26, 2004, to be the on-site coordinator for all Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts.  He served for almost 3 months in the hardest hit area where 150 thousand people were lost.  Doug was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 2005 by New Hope Baptist Church, Valparaiso, FL, and graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 with a Master of Divinity degree.  From 2007 to 2016, Doug and Ellen provide foster care for over 40 children through the Florida Baptist Children's Homes. Doug has 3 grown married children living in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Singapore. Doug and Ellen have two boys at home and living in the local area ages 11 and 23, plus an assortment of dogs, cats, and birds. Doug feels God is calling him to lead Rosemont to be an Acts 1:8 church, being an active witness to the life giving power of Jesus to our community, city, state, country, and on to the ends of the earth.
Email Doug at                    (last update March 2017)
Associate Pastor/Minister of Music - Lee Dolihite.  
Lee was called in August 2010 to be the Associate Pastor and Minister of Music at Rosemont.  Lee graduated from William Carey University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Church Music. He has served in churches from Mississippi to Florida and has performed around the world singing praises to the Lord. Lee felt the Lord's call to ministry at 13 and he has been serving through music, youth, senior adults, education, outreach and administration. Lee served as full time Minister of Music here at Rosemont for 6 years. Prior to returning to Rosemont, Lee was serving through music evangelism, Lee Dolihite Ministries. His beautiful wife Kelley supports him using her lovely voice in the choir. They have been married for 20 years. Lee has a strong desire to see people come to worship with a heart to worship. He would like to see Rosemont come to a place where many instruments were used and the choir was too large for the stage. Lee doesn't care so much about vocal ability as he does the heart of the vocalist.  "Make melody in your heart to the Lord" Ephesians 5:19
Email Lee at                           (last update: August 2017)
Church Secretary,  Mary Kirkland.
Mary was born and raised in the Niceville area.  She left Niceville in 1970.  During her time away she worked for the Federal Government for 18 years as a secretary.   Mary has worked in Washington, DC, Quantico Marine Corps Base, VA, and  Kings Bay Submarine Base, GA.  Mary moved back to Niceville in 2004.  Mary has worked part-time for the teacher's and non-instructional personnel's union for six years.  Mary came to Rosemont Baptist Church in August 2007.  Mary works three days a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  She took  Jean Turner's place.  Since coming to work at Rosemont Mary has been elected by the congregation as the Church Clerk.     Mary is also the secretary for the Church Council.         (last update: Sept 2010)