Pastor Joey is the lead pastor of Countryside, the church he started attending with his family at the ripe age of four. He uses humor and storytelling to relate God’s word to everyday life. He desires not only that people come to church, but that they be the church, living out what it truly means to be a follower of Christ in the community. He and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Elena and Livia.
Pastor Glenn and Elaine Davis
Senior Executive Pastor
Pastor Glenn and Elaine have both served Countryside for 25+ years in many capacities, including Lead Pastor for nearly 6 years. Both have such a heart to see the next generation of leaders rise up and lead strong. Pastor Glenn is an avid Gators fan and loves the 80’s. He is a gifted communicator and currently he oversees the finance department and operations for the church, preschool and the Academy. He and Elaine have three children and praying to the good Lord that soon a grandbaby will be in the picture.
Pastor Naomi and Mike Powell
Executive Pastor, Missions/Outreach Director
Naomi’s passion is outreach and missions and she leads the way by serving. Inside and outside our walls Naomi will be found meeting a need and telling someone about Jesus. She has a slight obsession with gummy bears and if vacationing you’ll find her most likely cruising. She and her husband Mike have two boys, two daughters in law who have the same first, middle (and last!) name along with four grandkids.
Pastor Patty and Phil Elder
Executive Pastor, Connection Groups, Women’s Ministry
Patty heads up our groups and pastors Pink, the women of Countryside. Her passion and energy while preaching and teaching inspires many to get unstuck and reach their full potential in Christ. If allowed she would drink coffee and lounge by the pool all day long. She and her husband Phil have a son, Taylor.
Pastor Jonathan and Rachael Starrett
As Kids’ Pastor, Jonathan’s desire is to partner with parents to help establish Christ-centered homes. He loves using creativity and practicality to help kids grow in Jesus and prepare for their teenage years. Jonathan is a movie-buff, talented artist and a runner. He and Rachael lead together and have two children, Elliott and Eliza.
Pastor Ryan and Adrienne Miller
Ryan oversees our middle and high school students. He loves developing students into the great leaders God has called them to be and encouraging them to have a passion for their city. He loves FSU sports, movies, and coffee. He and Adrienne, who leads Countryside Worship, have been married a short time and both came through the student ministry here before joining the team.
Pastor Richie and Misty Sarlo
Young Adults and Men’s Pastor
Pastor Richie leads our Young Adults and Men. His passion is to preach and teach God’s Word and to challenge people to be a positive influence wherever they are at. Richie is all about New York sports and they both are into Crossfit. They have two daughters, Mia and Lexi.
Dr. John and Pastor Susan Thompson
Senior and Teaching Pastors
Dr. T and Pastor Susan have been in full time ministry for 39+ years. Whether it’s leading the Primetimers or teaching groups, they are passionate about preaching God’s Word with boldness. Dr. T is a navy veteran. He proudly served our nation during and after the Korean war. Together they have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Pastor Joe and Sandra Lugo
Joe pastors Oasis, the Spanish ministry of Countryside. His heart is to evangelize and disciple the Hispanic and Deaf communities and help develop gifts that will be used to serve the Lord. He is all about fishing, coffee and the Steelers. He just published his first book, Beauty in His Silence, which can be found on Amazon. Joe and Sandra have two boys, Matthew and Andrew.
Pastor Justin and Sarah Powell
Director of Technologies and Facilities
Justin leads all of our technical production and oversees the facilities and campus grounds. Having come through the youth ministry here, he has a huge heart for mentoring and discipleship and enjoys leading a connection group. His passions in addition to ministry are fishing, cars, cruising, and he is licensed in pyrotechnics. Justin and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Jaidalyn and Jayliah.
Web + Video + Graphic Design
Executive Assistant, CLST Academic Dean
Executive Assistant, Connection Groups
Helping Hands Assistant Director
Student Ministry, Ministry Assistant
Helping Hands Director
Early Childhood Director
Kids Ministry Assistant
Student Ministry Middle School
Database Administrator, Accounting
Director of Accounting
Director of I.T.
Student Ministry Assistant
Adventure Club Director
Director of Pastoral Care
Spanish Ministry Assistant
Kids Ministry Assistant
Safety Team Director, Men’s Ministry
HR Admin, Payroll Director
Production, Lighting Designer