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.

James Grubbs

Worship Leader

James Grubbs is yet another preacher's kid. He and his wife Ragan live in Winter Haven with a little one on the way.

Chris Florence

Worship Leader

Chris Florence grew up in the church and was a pastor's kid.