Our staff

  • Pastor Troy Hamilton

  • Pastor Travis COok

    TEACHING & DISCIPLESHIP

    travis@rockybayoubaptist.org

    Travis grew up in an Air Force family and moved to Niceville in 1996 when his father was stationed at Hurlburt Field.  He completed his associate’s degree at OWCC and his bachelor’s degree at the University of West Florida.  While in college Travis served on staff at churches both in Niceville and Navarre.  After completing his undergraduate degree he moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he earned a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages degree from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.  Upon graduation Travis served as the senior pastor of a church in South Carolina before coming back to Niceville to serve at Rocky.  He’s married to his college sweetheart Holly and they have three girls, Nicole, Sophia, and Claire.  He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, watching movies, playing softball, and is an avid South Carolina Gamecocks fan. 

  • pastor Andrew Sheffield

    WORSHIP & CONNECTING

    andrew@rockybayoubaptist.org


    Andrew came to Rocky in December 2013 from Louisville, Kentucky, after completing prerequisites for the PhD in Christian Worship at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and serving at two local churches. Prior to that, Andrew lived in Kansas City, where he earned a master's degree in music and spent a year in full-time worship ministry, and in Cincinnati, where he earned his bachelor's degree in music and ministered for a time in nearby Madison, Indiana. Originally from central Georgia, Andrew is privileged to be married to a Georgia girl, although their relationship began through providences completely unrelated to their respective geography. God has thus far entrusted Andrew and Kimberly with two daughters, Felicity and Lily. Andrew enjoys watching British detective shows, reading Dostoevsky novels, and listening to his favorite singer-songwriters, in addition to mowing his tiny Nicevillian yard with his old-fashioned reel mower.


  • pam bristol

    CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR & THE HEIGHTS TUTORING DIRECTOR

    pam@rockybayoubaptist.org

    Pam Bristol and her family moved to Niceville in June of 1989 and joined the family at Rocky in August of that year. Pam has a bachelor’s degree  in education and has taught in Christian schools in Texas.  Upon arriving in Florida, she concentrated on her family and homeschooling her three children.  Her husband, Ken, came to Jackson Guard as a Forester for Eglin Air Force Base and he is currently the GIS manager for Eglin.  They have three grown children, Jarret, Daniel (wife-Kacy), and Mikayla.  Pam joined the staff in the Children’s Ministry Department in July of 2005.  Pam loves God’s Word, spending time with her family, and people… all people, especially the little ones! 

  • Denise Melendez

    MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    denise@rockybayoubaptist.org

    Originally from Indiana, Denise grew up in an Air Force family.  She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Denise married David in 1990, and they have two daughters, Kayla (married to Kevin) and Hannah.  They have lived in Niceville and attended Rocky since 1997.  After previously serving on staff as Preschool Ministry Director, Denise rejoined the staff in 2010 as a ministry assistant.

  • Shirley olimb

    MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    shirley@rockybayoubaptist.org

    Shirley Olimb and her family joined Rocky’s fellowship in January of 1990.  The United States Air Force sent them to New Mexico for 3 years in 1993 and brought them back in 1996.  She is married to Hal who is now retired from the USAF and currently works for Jacobs Technology, Inc. Hal and Shirley have three children, Sarah, Andrew, and Zachary, three granddaughters, and two grandsons. Shirley came on board at RBBC in October of 2000.  She is the ministry assistant for the Children, Youth and Music ministries.

  • Linda thurwanger

    FINANCIAL SECRETARY

    linda@rockybayoubaptist.org

  • bob hurley

    FACILITIES MANAGER

    bob@rockybayoubaptist.org