401 Pauls Drive Brandon FL, 33511

Meet the Team

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PASTOR BRENT SIMPSON

Lead Pastor

“Passionate, practical, powerful preacher of the Gospel who cares about you.”

Email Pastor Brent
  1. How long have you been in ministry? Since 1998
  2. Names of children? Sydney, Ty, & Elijah!
  3. What city were you born in? Tampa! I’m one of the few Florida natives.
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Playing with my kids, reading, working out, fishing and being on the boat, playing guitar.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? My mothers cherry cream cheese pie!
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Tough one…almost anything by Ray Charles, but if I had to pick one: “Seven Spanish Angels” by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson.
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Jack Bauer!
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Norman Geisler, Ravi Zacharias, Jameis Winston
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Sleepy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries
Visit his website here.

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Ada Simpson

Co-Pastor

Passionately pursuing His presence and empowering you to walk in your God given authority and identity

Email Pastor Ada
  1. How long have you been in ministry? Since 2000
  2. Names of children? Sydney, Ty, & Elijah!
  3. What city were you born in? Thomasville, Georgia.
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Playing board games, being on the boat, being with my family, going to the beach, eating steak.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Godiva Chocolate
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Anything my husband writes and performs for me
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Sydney Bristow (Alias)
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Fuchsia Pickett, Heidi Baker, Bill Johnson
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Happy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Not cereal, eggs and bacon!

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Ken McAnulty

Executive Pastor
Email Pastor Ken
  1. How long have you been in ministry? My whole life really. I grew up as a Pastor's kid and have been ordained since 2000.
  2. Names of children? Olivia (19) and Jeremiah (15)
  3. What city were you born in? Petoskey, Michigan.
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Reading, Dating my wife, spending time with family, playing video games and traveling.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Ice cream...or bread pudding
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? God will make a way
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Dr. Jason Bull because I like figuring people out.
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Blaine Bertell, Ravi Zacharias and Jim Harbaugh
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Doc
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Don't eat cereal. Toast with peanut butter and fruit.

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Tina Blount

Community Pastor

“Inspirational Catalyst; meeting you at the intersection where life meets faith, equipping and inspiring you to overcome and become.”

Email Pastor Tina
  1. How long have you been in the ministry? Since 2006 – as an adult Bible Study teacher, Women’s Ministry leader, speaker, author, coach and now pastor.
  2. What are the names of your children? Just one daughter – Jenna
  3. What city were you born in? Wheeling, West Virginia ( and yes, I was born without shoes).
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time? Reading, watching movies, playing games, meeting new people and laying by the pool
  5. What is your favorite dessert? I’m a cookie girl all way… but my favorite is an Oreo
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Kelly Finglass from "Making The Team."
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Marcus Lemonis, Michelle Obama and, Oprah Winfrey.
  9. Which one of Snow’s White’s 7 Dwarfs best fits your personality? Doc
  10. What is your favorite breakfast cereal? Honey Nut Cheerios because they are a lot like me - sweet, nutty and a little bit round.
Visit her website here.

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Jason Vega

Worship Pastor

“Relevant, Real and Raw; A worship pastor who gets “it”"

Email Pastor Jason
  1. How long have you been in ministry? 15 years
  2. Names of children? Josiah and Jolie.
  3. What city were you born in? Bronx, New York
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Listening, practicing, creating music, watching red box movies, watching movies at the theather, playing video games, browsing through home improvement projects and shows.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Anything chocolate
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? "Flood" by Jars of Clay
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Rick Grimes
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Will Ferrell, Kris Vallotton, Steve Carell
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Happy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Captain Crunch
  11. Honey Bunches of Oats

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Josh Cunningham

Kids Pastor

"Helping kids discover who God is in their lives."

Email Pastor Josh
  1. How long have you been in ministry? I have been in childrens ministry for about 10 years.
  2. Names of children? No children...yet.
  3. What city were you born in? Warren, Ohio!
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: I like to spend time with my wife, play golf, watch sports, go out to eat and spend time with friends.
  5. What is your favorite dessert?Cheesecake.
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Eye 2 Eye by Tevin Campbell (from the Goofy Movie Soundtrack)
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Andy Dwyer (Parks and Rec)
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Lebron James, HHH , and Bobby Flay (He could cook lunch)
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Happy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Oops! All Berries
Josh also serves as Pastor Brent's personal assistant.

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Londa Davis

Online Campus Pastor

"Meeting people where they are at"

Email Pastor Londa
  1. How long have you been in ministry? Since 2011. (Missions Director, Foster Care, Youth Ministry, various women's and children's ministries, College and Career leader, and Online Pastor)
  2. Names of children: Joseph Samuel, and many foster babies own a spot in our hearts.
  3. What city were you born in? Plant City, Florida
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Anything with Dean & Joey, time with family/friends, road trips, documentaries, walking.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Pina Colada Cake
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Don’t have an “all-time.” It changes.
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? I’d be the female version of Charles Kuralt in his “On the Road” days.
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Besides Dean? Ravi Zacharias, Francis Chan, Beth Moore.
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Sleepy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? If I had to choose a cereal, it’d be Captain Crunch. I’d rather have a toasted-brown English muffin with butter, a maple sausage patty, and coffee.

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Dean Davis

Online Campus Pastor

“Websites promote you 24/7: No employee will do that”

Email Pastor Dean
  1. How long have you been in ministry? Since 2011. (Youth Ministry, Foster Care, Prison Ministry, Associate Pastor, College & Career leader, and Online Pastor)
  2. Names of children: Joseph Samuel, and many foster babies own a spot in our hearts.
  3. What city were you born in? Endicott, New York
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Spending time with family, working out, reading, road trips, and mountain biking.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Vanilla Ice Cream
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock - "Joy & Pain"
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? "Jim Halpert", The Office
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Francis Chan, Bill Gates, Dorian Yates
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Happy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Fruity Pebbles

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Mike Braddock III

Connections Pastor
Email Pastor Mike
  1. How long have you been in ministry? I have been in ministry for 6 years.
  2. Names of children: I have one son named BenLee.
  3. What city were you born in? I was born in Orlando, FL.
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: In my spare time I love to spend time with my beautiful wife Kristina and our son BenLee, play and write music, play golf, go hunting, go fishing, and explore theme parks and new places!
  5. What is your favorite dessert? My favorite dessert is Tiramisu.
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? My favorite song of all time (up to this point) is “Send The Rain” by William McDowell.
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? If I we’re a television character, I would be Seely Booth from “Bones”.
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Of those still among us, I would love to share lunch with John Maxwell, Reinhard Bonnke, and Marc Broussard.
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? By one of the seven dwarfs, my personality is best summed up by Happy.
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? My favorite breakfast cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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Keren Emmanuel

Student Pastor
Email Pastor Keren
  1. How long have you been in ministry? I’ve been in ministry for 7 years.
  2. Names of children: I have two daughters IKali and Myla Emmanuel.
  3. What city were you born in? I was born in Coral Springs, FL.
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Working out, watching Football, cooking food, hanging with frIends & family, and listening to podcast.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Strawberry Sundae from DQ.
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? “All my Life” K-Ci & and Jojo
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Will Smith from Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Barack Obama, Lebron James, and Kevin Hart
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Sleepy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Raisin Brand Crunch

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Tim & Julie Skolrud

Family Life Pastors
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