Meet Our Pastor
Buddy and Kim Walker
Pastor, Faith Christian Fellowship
Buddy felt a call to missions at age 16 and made his first short-term mission trip to Mexico at age 19. He graduated from the Spanish Language School of Guadalajara, Mexico and received his theological training from the El Calvario International Bible College in Guatemala, C.A. He has planted churches, served for 35 years as senior pastor of 4 churches and also currently serves as the executive director of the Empower School of Discipleship and World Missions.
Developing leaders and team ministries for effective community outreach, new church plantings, pastoral care of churches and world missions is the focus of Buddy’s ministry.
Our Senior Leadership
Dave and Polly Spangler
I went to Sunday school as a child, but I was 50 years old when I accepted Jesus as my savior! My wife Polly and I have been married 53 years. She was raised Baptist, and has helped me tremendously. We have two daughters, three granddaughters, and one great grandson. I have been fortunate to have been mentored by many great pastors and teachers. I was an Elder at Peace Mennonite Church in Elyria, Ohio for 10 years; then an Elder at Trinity Chapel (now Faith Christian Fellowship) for 10 years. I was ordained by the Conservative Mennonite Conference in February of 2017, and currently serve as the Associate Pastor of FCF.
God has instilled his peace in me at a level far beyond anything I ever imagined. My main goal is to share that peace with the world; and mentor other people to receive, understand and fully experience that same peace. I promised God that I would walk close to him the day I accepted Jesus as my savior. I enjoy helping other people come to salvation, and enhance and grow their Christian life. We want to grow vegetables, feed the hungry, preach and teach the Gospel, heal the sick, raise up young leaders, and bring all cultures together to praise and worship God.
Pastor Dave and Ana Harris
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Dave was raised in Eustis, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors in Science and years later a Masters in Educational Leadership from Jones International University. He has served as an educator for 13 years and became a school administrator during this time.
Dave came to Christ at the tender age of 8 years old in a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Brooklyn, later rededicating his life to Christ at 22 years of age. He started serving in ministry as an Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Coach on the Tavares Middle School campus at the start of his teaching career. He served in this capacity for 10 years. During this time, he served a Chaplain's assistant in jail ministry for the youth for 6 years and counting. Along with Tony Salas, Dave will serve in our young adult ministry. He also currently serves in our church's music ministry as a drummer.
Dave has been married to Ana Harris going on 13 years. They have a 4 year old son named Emmanuel. On his spare time, Dave loves to spend time with his family, play various instruments, and watch movies.
Tony Salas has been involved in ministry for more than 35 years. He planted and pastored a church that was geared toward people who didn't normally go to church and was blessed to see many people discover they wanted a relationship with Christ. For most of his ministry he focused on teens and young adults with an emphasis on reaching those from under-served areas of the city.
His youth ministry centered on discipleship, outreach and missions and he has had the privilege of leading more than a thousand students and adults on overseas trips to share the love of Christ around the world, from Paraguay, South America to Si Racha,Thailand and many places in between.
Additionally Tony has led more than 20 teams into major inner city areas in Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, & Washington, D.C. to work along side local ministries in reaching people with the love of God in some of the neediest areas of our nation. For relaxation, Tony likes to go long-distance bicycling and reads voraciously, especially books about social history and philosophy.
pastor Frank and Maria Vega
Pastor, Spanish Ministries
Frank and Maria Vega serve as pastors of "Ministerio Hispano Faith Christian Fellowship". The Spanish ministry of FCF. Together, they have been involved in ministry for over 20 years, having felt called to ministry at age 15 after a mission trip to Mexico with a youth group they formed in their local church. Frank and Maria are dedicated to building God's kingdom one family at a time with a passion for kids and youth ministry.
God has blessed them with 15 years of marriage and are proud parents of two children, Bella and Liam.