Hi, my name is Bob Hovey, or Pastor Bob. I am a Christian and have been a full-time senior pastor since graduating from seminary (RTS-O) in 1995. I have a beautiful wife of 33 yrs, three beautiful children (all married), and seven wonderful grandchildren. If you’re looking at the wedding videos & pictures and start thinking, “that guy must be tall…” I am. I am 6’8″ tall and “yes, I played college basketball.” I enjoy outdoor activities, offshore fishing, boating, dancing, the beach, working out, biking etc… and I really enjoy getting to know new people, and helping them anyway I can.
My wife (Dail, 5’1″) and I moved to Jax in 2008 to develop a new church from scratch (www.sonlifejax.com). Our church has about 40 folks, including several of my couples, and we meet downtown in the Riverside Community. We both enjoy meeting and serving people from our community and beyond.
I can perform the ceremony anywhere, anytime, in any venue, inside or out. I’ve officiated weddings in many different venues such as Club Continental, Palm Valley Gardens, Ribault Club, Hammocks Dunes Club, Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club, Castle Otis in Vilano Beach, Pena-Peck House, River House, Oldest House St. Augustine, Old St. Andrews Church, Everbank Field, Riverside House, Queens Harbor, St. Johns Golf & CC, San Jose CC, The Omni /Walkers Landing – Amelia Island, Ocean Club of Amelia Island, The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Epping Forest CC, Oak Point Lawn @ the Omni Resort, The Ritz Carlton – Amelia Island, The Plantation @ Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, “In the Garden” @ Jax Beach, 927 Events Center, Baughman Center Gainesville, One Ocean Resort & Spa, Casa Marina @ Jax Beach, Orange Park CC, Deerwood CC, Crosswater Hall in Nocatee, Magnolia Point CC @ Green Cove Springs, Embassy Suites, Ocean Breeze (Naval Station in Mayport), Riverside Baptist Church, Aetna Riverfront Building, The Keeler Property, The Mansion in Hilliard, TPC Sawgrass, Jason’s Grandparents house in Hilliard, Bowing Oaks Plantation, churches, beaches, piers, and various hotels. I can travel as well, I’ve done weddings in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina! I can do “short notice” weddings as well.
What a privilege to be invited into one of the greatest events in a person’s life!
I love working with couples on their own special ceremonies either by internet or in person. I have many different services, but would rather customize a service for each couple. Your ceremony can be simple or very involved, long or short, religious or non-religious, pastoral robe or flip flops, I love trying new things, and traditions can be cool too.
FCC, was chosen for Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice Award for 2014 & 2015 & 2016“. Whoohoo!
Thank you for considering First Coast Ceremonies!