About us

We all have different backgrounds, hobbies, tastes, likes, and dislikes. Yet we embrace our Savior wholeheartedly, resting in His promise to work in us and conform us to the image of His Son. It is in Jesus Christ we find our identity, worth, and purpose. Feel free to contact any one of us with any questions, comments, or prayer requests. We'd love to hear from you.

  • Jonathan Pearson - Missions/Teaching Pastor

    Jonathan Pearson (“JP”) is our Pastor of Discipleship, Missions, and Operations and has been on staff at LifePointe since October of 2007. He works closely with our Adult Life Groups, Senior Adults, and Missions Ministry. JP served our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1994-2000. He is a native Floridian from the Winter Park area, and he and his wife, Emily have two daughters, Hannah and Sarah Kate. Favorite Quote “Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good, He came to make dead people ALIVE!” -- Tim Hawkins


  • Daniel Norris - Student/Teaching Pastor

    Daniel Norris has been at LifePointe since 2007 serving as the High School Pastor. Daniel is married to Lauren Norris and they have two boys, Brock and Colton who love being involved in the children's ministry at LifePointe Church! 

    For more info about our student ministry connect w/ Daniel below!


  • Pedro Linares - Worship Pastor

    Pedro has served as Worship Pastor at LifePointe since January 2002. He's served churches in Florida for over 25 years, and is a Palm Beach Atlantic University and Southwestern Theological Seminary Alumni. He has been married to his wife, Debs Tyler Linares for 26 years. She is a middle school science teacher at First Academy in Leesburg. They have three children, Kellie 16, Adam 19, and Kyle 21. Kyle and his wife Koral have a little girl, Laynee. We love being Grandparents!


  • Lauren Norris - Children's Minister

    Lauren loves ministering to our LifePointe Kids and has been the Children's Director since the summer of 2012. Lauren is married to Daniel and they have two little boys, Brock and Colton.


  • Amanda Wurgler - Preschool Director

    Amanda currently serves as our Preschool Director. Amanda and her husband, Fred, started attending LifePointe in 2016. Born and raised in Lake County, Florida, Amanda's background is early childhood education with a passion for preschool ministry. Amanda and Fred have been married for 21 years and have three children, Chris (19), Nate (11), and Addyson (7).

  • Jim Menditto - Facilities and Property Director

    Jim has been on staff at LifePointe since April 2016. He and his wife, Lisa, have two sons, James and Vincent, and they have been members of our church since 2013. James' heart and passion for serving and helping others comes from previously serving at Moody Bible Institute and in the US Marine Corp.


  • James Sellers - Facilities & Property Assist.

  • Angela Holstein - Finance & Stewardship Associate

    Angela has been a part of the LifePointe team since the summer of 2006. She and her husband, Cliff, have four children, Hannah, Evan, Steven, and Jacob.  She started out her position with LIfePointe part time as Assistant to Children & Youth and has been serving in the area of Finance since 2014.


  • Latcia Hardy - Administrative Assistant

    Latcia has been on staff with LifePointe since 2007 after serving with another local Baptist church for nearly ten years. She serves as the Lead Pastor's Administrative Assistant and also assists with the design and development of many our church publications and graphics.


  • Debra Davenport - Children & Youth Assistant

    Debra and her husband, Wayne, have been members since 1990 and have enjoyed serving in various areas at LifePointe. Debra currently serves as the Administrative Assistant to Preschool, Children, and Student Ministries. Debra and Wayne have two grown children, Matt and Kendall.


  • Vera Knapp - Finance & Stewardship Assist.

    Vera has been on staff since 1998 and has helped in many areas of the church, primarily assisting the finance office.