Staff

Lead Pastor

Lonnie Walker

(423)645-5592

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.




Pastor Emeritus

Jimmy Collins

Our beloved Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Jimmie Collins, known affectionately as “Preacher”, went home to be with the Lord on August 24, 2021.

Words cannot begin to describe the impact this man of God had during his 84 years on this earth. He pastored three churches over a span of 47 years; the Arcadia Church of God, the North Lake City Church of God and the Ft. Ogden Church of God, where he began his calling and later retired from pastoring. During this time, he also proudly served as a Church of God District Overseer for 20 years.

Brother Collins loved greatly. He was a man who loved his God and ALL people. He was a shepherd, a builder of people, churches, and community, a born leader, and a teacher. He was the greatest storyteller ever, was at the center of everything fun, gave tirelessly, gave joyfully, and had a servant’s heart. He continually saw the possibility in others and was a positive influence on more people than we will ever know.

 

What a legacy!




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 recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Petersburg College and is currently a teacher in the Charlotte County School system.

"Debbie and I count it an honor and a privilege to serve the wonderful people who make up the Nocatee 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




Music Minister

Nancy Uhlich

We are pleased to have Nancy join us as our Music Minister. Nancy brings a mixture of traditional and contemporary worship to our church. Above all, she is a worshiper! 




A/V Lead

Justin Morse

Justin has a great working knowledge of video systems and also operates the sound booth. In addition to all of that, as a Deputy Sheriff of Charlotte county he heads up our security team.

Justin's wife Brandie is part of the Worship Team here at Nocatee, and along with their two children they make up an integral part of our church. We are blessed to have them!!




 
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