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Pastor Marne & Mrs. Jacqueline Palmani

Katelynn and Jack David

Pastor Marne Palmani grew up in Orlando, Florida and attended Monterey Baptist Church.  Bro. Marne was saved in New York at a Youth Camp at the age of 7 and was called to preach at the age of 15.  He has been preaching God's Word for over 30 years.  Upon graduating high school, he moved to Crown Point, Indiana, and enrolled in Hyles-Anderson College. There, he met and married his wife, Miss Jacqueline on August 14, 1999.  After graduating from Hyles-Anderson College in 2002, Bro. Marne was called to Fort Cooper Baptist Church to serve as an assistant pastor.  As an assistant pastor, Bro. Marne lead the Youth Department and the Bus Ministry.  God blessed greatly and we saw wonderful growth through the preaching of God's word. In January, 2007, Bro. Marne became interim pastor and in a couple of months, Fort Cooper Baptist Church called Bro. Marne to be their Senior Pastor in March.  Pastor Marne Palmani is a man who genuinely loves people and preaches the Word of God with passion and without compromise. He has two teenage children, Katelynn and Jack David.  If you would like to contact Pastor Marne, you can call the church office at (352) 726-0707 or email him at