OUR Staff

About us

We all have different backgrounds, hobbies and likes, 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 questions, comments, or prayer requests. We'd love to hear from you!

  • Jonathan Pearson - Lead Pastor

    Jonathan Pearson (“JP”) is the Lead Pastor of LifePointe Church and has previously served as an Associate Pastor since October 2007. He also works closely with our Adult Life Groups, Senior Adults, and Missions Ministry. JP served our country in the United States Marine Corps from 1994-2002. 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

    Contact jp@lifepointechurch.me

  • 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 and his wife, Debs Tyler Linares, have three children, Kellie, Adam, and Kyle. Debs is a middle school science teacher at First Academy in Leesburg, and they are proud grandparents to their granddaughter, Laynee. "We love being grandparents!"

    Contact pedro@lifepointechurch.me

  • Cassandra Adkins - Children's Ministry

    Cassandra and her husband Mike have served faithfully in our children's ministry for several years. They have such a heart and passion for reaching kids with the Love of Christ! Their son, Ashton, loves being involved in LifePointe Kids!

    Contact cassandra@lifepointechurch.me

  • 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 her husband, Fred, have have three children, Chris, Nate, and Addyson.

    Contact amanda@lifepointechurch.me

  • Jim Menditto - Facilities & 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.

    Contact jim@lifepointechurch.me

  • James Sellers - Facilities & Property Assistant

    James has served in our Facilities Department since 2016. He and his wife, Jeni, also serve in the children's ministry at LifePointe and are blessed with four boys.

    Contact jsellers@lifepointechurch.me

  • 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.

    Contact angela@lifepointechurch.me

  • 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.

    Contact latcia@lifepointechurch.me

  • 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.

    Contact debra@lifepointechurch.me

  • Vera Knapp - Finance & Stewardship Assistant

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

    Contact vera@lifepointechurch.me

  • Heather Carson - Front Office Assistant

    Heather and her daughter, Sequoia, have been at LifePointe since February. Heather served our military in the Air Force and has been living in Florida for five years. She enjoys her role on staff assisting church members and visitors, and getting to know the people and community.

    Contact heather@lifepointechurch.me

  • Nick Pearson - Ministry Intern

    Nick has been serving as intern in our LifePointe Student Ministry since March 2017. He previously served with his youth pastor at First Baptist Church Winter Park. He enjoys serving the students in worship each week and looks forward to following His calling into ministry work.

    Contact nick@lifepointechurch.me