710 S. Kings Ave., 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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Julie Russelburg

Executive Pastor & Children's Ministries Specialist

“Lover of Jesus and people, and the place where they meet.”

Email Pastor Julie
  1. How long have you been in ministry? I started in working in the Bus Ministry when I was 15 years old. If that counts, I have been in ministry for 37 years. If you count when I was an adult it would be 34 years.
  2. Names and ages of children? Amber – 29, Kyle – 27
  3. What city were you born in? Henderson, KY
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: I like to read, take nature walks and spend time with my hubby and my kids
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Anything chocolate
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? I like too many to pick one
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? MacGuyver – you can do anything with Duct Tape!
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Billy Graham, Nicky Cruz and Pastor James Biram
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Happy
  10. What is your favorite breakfast cereal? Cinnamon Oat Squares

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Tina Blount

Connections 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? The female version of Marcus Lemonis from "The Profit"
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Beth Moore, Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith
  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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Brad Murray

Creative Arts Pastor

“Leading you into the presence of God through refreshing worship experiences.”

Email Pastor Brad
  1. How long have you been in ministry? 7 Years.
  2. Names and ages of children? None yet, but TBD!
  3. What city were you born in? Tampa, Florida
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: running, watching “Pawn Stars”, playing guitar/drums playing fantasy sports (baseball&football), and enjoying quality time with my wife and friends.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? A fresh brownie right out of the oven (a la mode = perfection!)
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? This is very difficult to answer, but if I must…”Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey.
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Michael Scott from “the Office”, because that guy always says the wrong thing at the wrong time!
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Tim Tebow, Chuck Norris and Tom Hanks.
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Dopey
  10. What is your favorite breakfast cereal? Hands down, Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

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Kyle Judah

Youth Pastor

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

Email Pastor Kyle
  1. How long have you been in ministry? 10 years
  2. Names of children? Aiden
  3. What city were you born in? Lakeland but grew up in Plant City
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Hanging out with my family, fishing, playing guitar, watching movies, going to the beach
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Banana pudding
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Freebird- Lynard Synard
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Michael Scott
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Michael Jordan, Mac Powell, Emmitt Smith
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Happy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Captain Crunch

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Josh Cunningham

Power Kids Pastor

“A lover of Jesus and children, and where those roads meet”

Email Pastor Josh
  1. How long have you been in ministry? I have been in childrens ministry for about 7 years.
  2. Names of children? No children.
  3. What city were you born in? Warren, Ohio!
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: I like to play sports, watch sports, go out to eat, hang out with friends, and play video games.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? I love it all!  Ice cream, cake, pie, cookies, etc.
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Eye 2 Eye by Tevin Campbell (from the Goffy Movie Soundtrack)
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Zack Morris (Saved by the Bell)
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Lebron James, Bill Cosby, and Will Smith
  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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Lucero Molinaro

Church Administrator

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Email Lucero
  1. How long have you been in ministry? 4 years
  2. Names of children? Xylina, Tony, Joey, and Brandon
  3. What city were you born in? Born in Mexico City, grew up in Chicago, IL
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time. Spending time with my family playing games or watching movies, reading, and logic games.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Blue Bell’s Moo-llennium Crunch Ice Cream
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? Anything by Enigma
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? 7 of 9 from Star Trek Voyager
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Robert De Niro, George R.R. Martin, and Liam Neeson
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Grumpy before coffee
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Vanilla Almond Wake

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Ruby Hedin

Prayer Pastor

“To help believers encounter Heaven on Earth through powerful and effective prayer”

Email Pastor Ruby
  1.  How long have you been in ministry? 17 years as a College Ministry Leader, Youth Pastor, Speaker, Altar Team Trainer, Counselor
  2.  Names of children? None yet but plan on having one in the near future.
  3. What city were you born in? Yes I was born in the Bronx, but I don’t claim to be a Yankee.  I’m a Texan at heart.
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Rarely get spare time, but when I do I like spending time with my husband, painting, decorating, and trying out new restaurants.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? Sticky Toffee Pudding.  MMMMM. my mouth is watering just thinking about it right now.
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? It changes but for now it is Shekinah Glory by Cory Asbury and Matt Gillman
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? A mix of Martha Stewart and Paula Deen.
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Bill Johnson, Heidi Baker, Oprah Winfrey, so I can bring her to the Lord.
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Doc
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Honey Bunches of Oats
To schedule a SOZO, please email Pastor Ruby. Please include your name, phone number and preferred email address.

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Aaron Hedin

Teaching Pastor

“Called to teach; desire to obey”

Email Pastor Aaron
  1. How long have you been in ministry? 15 years as a Missions Speaker, College and Career Bible Study Teacher, Discipleship Minister.
  2. Names of children? None yet but plan on having one in the near future.
  3. What city were you born in? Lincoln, Nebraska.  However, having lived most of my life in Tulsa, I have to say I am an Oklahoman at heart.
  4. Name 5 things you enjoy doing in your spare time: Spending time with my wife Ruby, reading, watch TV, Archery, and time with family and friends.
  5. What is your favorite dessert? I love Sticky Toffee pudding, but if I was forced to pick one to eat every day, it would be hot banana pudding.
  6. What’s your favorite song of all time? This changes, but lately it has been Oceans by Hillsong United.
  7. If you were a television character who would you be? Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
  8. Name 3 living people that you would love to have lunch with? Dave Roberson, Gary Carpenter, and Tim Stemple
  9. Which one of the Snow Whites 7 dwarfs best fits your personality? Happy
  10. What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Cocoa Puffs