Staff

Lead Pastor

Lonnie Walker

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Pastor Lonnie has served God in many capacities, including:
*Worship Leader @ San Antonio TX.
*Youth Minister @ Power Springs and Snellville Ga.
*Apprenticeship @ Zeeland MI.
*Evangelist, Emcee, and bass singer for the Redeemed Quartet.
*Pastor, Milton FL.
*Pastor, Mercy and Grace, Redick FL.
*Staff Pastor, Ocala FL.
*Lead Pastor Nocatee Church of God,Arcadia Fl.

Pastor Lonnie is well known for his evangelistic style of preaching. His visionary pastoral leadership abilities are evident in that he is never satisfied with the status quo, but is always looking for new ways to reach the lost and hurting. His passion is to preach the uncompromising word of God, with a vision toward leading others in the development of their full potential in serving God. His motto is: Minister, Train, Grow, Develop, Promote, Repeat.

“It is with great joy that my wife and I have the privilege of serving God with such wonderful people. I encourage you to come visit our church and worship with us. No shows, just worship!” Pastor Lonnie




Associate Pastor

Ron Whited

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Associate Pastor Ron has served the church for over 40 years in many different capacities, including:

  • Church planter and pastor of the Full Gospel Lighthouse Church in Sidney, Ohio
  • Associate Pastor of the Sidney Church of God in Sidney, Ohio
  • Interim Pastor of the Celina Church of God, Celina Ohio
  • Evangelist in Ohio,Indiana,West Virginia, and Maryland
  • Worship Leader of the North Dayton Pentecostal Holiness Church, Dayton Ohio
  • Pastoral Staff at the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center, Wapakoneta, Ohio (AG church)
  • Additionally, Ron worked for Honda in various positions of responsibility, including being the Safety Manager of a plant with over 3000 associates.

*Pastor Ron's ministry style is solidly evangelistic and reminiscent of the time when preachers declared the entire word of God in an uncompromising manner. He is passionate about leading the church back to its roots of power and authority over sin.

*He is married to the love of his life and ministry partner Debbie, and they love serving the church as a ministry team. Together they have one child, Lindsey, who is currently studying to become an elementary school teacher.

"Debbie and I count it an honor and a privilege to serve the wonderful people who make up the Nocotee Church of God. We are both thankful and grateful for the opportunities God has given us to serve His people. We are excited to see doors being opened in this community for us to present the love of Jesus to all who will receive Him". Pastor Ron

 




Pastor Emeritus

Bishop Jim Collins

Bishop Jim Collins is known all over this area as simply "Preacher". What a great way to let the world know in whom you trust. Bishop Collins has pastored for 47 years, all in the state of Florida. He and his precious wife, Janice, are such a blessing to my wife, our church, and especially to me. I am so honored that he is still willing to do anything that is asked of him as long as it glorifies the Lord.

"We love you Preacher". Pastor Lonnie




Secretary

Janice Collins

Sister Janice Collins has been the First Lady and a pastor's wife for many years. She understands the vast responsibility of being a church secretary, and she fulfills her duties with the utmost care and responsibility. She works closely with the church Clerk and is more than willing to take care of whatever needs to done. She has a true servants heart and we are blessed to have her.

"Sister Collins you are such a blessing to my wife and myself". Pastor Lonnie




AV Mgr / Traditional Music Leader

Justin & Brandie Morse

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We are blessed to have such a wonderful couple like Justin and Brandie here at the Nocatee Church of God. Justin has a great working knowledge of video systems and also operates the sound booth. Brandie is our regular song leader and is faithful to help with whatever else is needed. Brandie and her mother also help with the decorations for the fellowship hall and church.

"You can say that I was raised in the Church of God, and I have been singing since I was a little girl. I sang in youth choir and regular choir growing up. I have helped lead youth choir for many years, and now lead worship. I feel like this is my calling and want to be in the center of his will. I love the Lord with all my heart and want to continue to do what I can for the church". Brandie Morse

"I cannot say enough about these two friends and their families". Pastor Lonnie




Children Church Minister

Mary Harvard

Mary is one of our volunteers with the Childrens Church ministry. She does a great job every Sunday and has a true heart for children's ministry. Because Mary genuinely loves all people, she requested our pastor to visit one of her employees when they were injured and had to be hospitalized. Mary is a dedicated worker who has a willing heart to serve the Lord in any way that she can, including playing the piano during worship!

"Thank you for your service. We love you". Pastor Lonnie




Media Director

Linda Suggs

There are not enough words to describe this wonderful family. Before we arrived at this church, this family had already invited my wife and I to attend one of their family fuctions. And it never stops. If you want to learn how to serve God by helping others, this is the textbook family. 


Linda stepped out and started a social media ministry that is now reaching across several states and into foreign countries. She is helping to spread the Word to many that would never hear it any other way. Linda's family has invited and brought several people to our church.

"Thank you, we love you and your family". Pastor Lonnie




Property Manager

Steve Brantley

I have known Steve's brother for some time, and he and his wife are dear friends of ours. When I came to this church and met Steve, I saw that those same qualities must run in the family. Steve has been so helpful and encouraging to the church. He also maintains the church property and keeps it looking great.

What a joy to know you brother. We love you". Pastor Lonnie




 
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