Pastor Kenny Howard has been our Senior Pastor since August of 2017. He previously served as Senior Pastor at the Allison Gap First Church of God in Saltville, Virginia for over eleven and a half years. Pastor Kenny is originally from Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Mid-America Christian University (2002). He received his Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Asbury Theological Seminary (2005). Kenny also received his Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Anderson University School of Theology (2015). Kenny has a passion for the Lord and His church, is committed to Biblical preaching, loves seeing people grow in their faith, and desires to reach our community. Most importantly, Kenny is blessed to serve with his wife, Sorina. Sorina is the Special Education Coordinator at Denison Middle School in Winter Haven. Sorina is also our church Christian Education Director.
Minister of Music: Tim Cox
Tim Cox and his wife Doris, have been attending Winter Haven First Church for over 35 years. Tim’s father, Rev. John C. Cox, was the Senior Pastor from 1975-1979. Tim taught Senior High Sunday School and assisted with the Youth for over ten years before assuming his current role of Minister of Music in 1995. He graduated from Warner University (1993) and became an ordained minister in 2006. The congregation enjoys referring to him as the church “M.O.M.” He has a passion for our music program. He formed the Heritage Quartet in 1994 and they continue to sing at our church and do some traveling. Tim is also a member of the church Missions committee and is a board member of CRI(Catalyst Resources International), located in Guatemala, which is one of many missions supported by our church. Doris is our Minister of Visitation and does a wonderful job making sure all of our members who are in the hospital, nursing home, or rehab facility are visited.
Administrative Assistant: Sondra Spradlin
Sondra retired from a large electric utility with over 21 years of experience as an Office Manager and retired as a Business Analyst. She currently uses her many talents to run an efficient office, uses her creative abilities from coming up with unique weekly bulletins to teaching Ladies Bible Studies, sings in the choir, fills in as the Church Organist and in her words just tries to serve the Lord the best she can.