meet the


Brannen Padgett

Lead Pastor

Brannen grew up in Lakeland, FL, spent 20+ years of his life in the area, and met and married his beautiful wife, Heather, here.

Matt Burks

Worship Pastor

Matt and his wife, Tiffney, grew up in the central Florida area and have a deep desire to reach their home city Lakeland.

Robert Beckman


Robert is a Florida native with long stints in Colorado and Europe before coming full circle back to Florida.

Austin Nesvacil


Austin is graduating in Dec. 2015 with a degree in Restaurant and Foodservice Management from the University of Central Florida.

Bekah Stephens


Bekah grew up in the Lakeland area and has been involved in church her whole life.

Deanna Brewer


Deanna has lived in Lakeland her entire life and is excited to be a part of what God is doing in her hometown!

Dionne Thacker

Children Ministry

Dionne has lived in Lakeland for most of her life and loves this city!  She met her husband, Chuck, in high school and they have two boys, Carson and Cohen.