Our people make the difference. And it all starts with our leadership team. Meet them and connect with then below.
Dr. Larry Dennis
Interim Lead Pastor
Dr. Larry Dennis was elected DS in 2000 and served the Central Florida District until 2014, when it merged with the North Florida District to become the Florida District. He retired in 2019. He was named DS Emeritus by the 2020 District Advisory Committee, serving in place of the District Assembly during the pandemic.
Dr. Dennis pastored in Trenton, OH; Richardson, TX; and Highland Park in Lakeland, FL (for 6 years)
He and Debbie live in Spring Hill, TN (near Nashville). They have three sons, Matt (Polk Co. Sheriff's department), Ben, and Andy - and daughter-in-law Amy - and grandson, Noah.
Dr. Larry Dennis and Debbie love their new puppy, Oliver (Ollie!) Ask him about the other new puppy who is coming soon....
During his retirement he has supplied pulpits and served as an interim District Superintendent on the Alabama North District. But one of his favorite roles has been to serve as a Camp Host at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Site Campground (in Virginia).
Rev. Bill Vinson
Associate Pastor for Missional Outreach
Pastor Bill is a graduate of Mt. Vernon Nazarene College (now University), Nazarene Theological Seminary, and Duke University School of Nonprofit Management. He is married to his best friend and ministry partner, Jan, a northwest Ohio native. They have three adult children: Eric & wife Cara (Nashville, Tennessee), Drew & wife Laura, grandsons Joel and Elliot (Gallatin Tennessee), and Molly Ranson & husband Carter, grandson Will (Nashville, Tennessee).
Foreign travel and mission opportunities have allowed Bill to pack his bags for over 50 Work & Witness mission trips. He is also passionate about sports, photography and spending time doing anything with his family.
Pastor Bill’s life verse is “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:5)
HIS Mission Assistant Pastor
Robert Toney is the leader of HIS Mission Outreach Ministry. This is an exciting, rewarding and challenging ministry to those less fortunate. Robert has been involved with the Naz Thrift shop outreach ministry and became HIS Mission leader in 2022. God is accomplishing wonderful things through this ministry and in the lives of HIS people. The theme of this ministry is HIS Mission - OUR Mission.
Robert considers it a privilege and joy to share Christ and make disciples in Christ’s Church.
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