Meet our Pastors
"For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers."
Proverbs 11:14 (NIV)
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Jeff Winter is a graduate of Susquehanna University, Gordon-Conwell Seminary (M.Div.), and McCormick Seminary (D.Min.).
He was ordained in 1982 and served Presbyterian churches in Ocean City, NJ, Cincinnati, OH, Denver, CO and Havertown, PA. He also served as Interim Pastor of the International Church in Antalya, Turkey and served FaithMV Church on Martha's Vineyard before moving to Florida.
As the first installed pastor of FPC Haines City in the ECO denomination, he feels he is privileged to lead a gifted staff who are passionate about Jesus and the mission work of FPC.
He is blessed to be married to his college sweetheart, Judy, for 45 years. They have three children and ten grandchildren. Jeff enjoys watching a syrupy movie with Judy, hiking in the Rockies, going to places most Americans never think about traveling to, and mostly, spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jeff says "As I serve FPC, I get excited about helping make Central Florida as well known for Jesus Christ as it is for Mickey Mouse."
Eric Grenier graduated in 1998 from Florida Baptist Theological College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, and minors in Preaching and Evangelism. Continuing with his education, he received a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary in 2003. He has served as a youth pastor, pastor, and was a school teacher in the Polk County Public School System.
FPC was fortunate to have Eric join its staff in 2016 and became our Assistant Pastor in 2017. Eric’s main assignment is to lead the 9:45 contemporary service and to pastor to its congregation.
He married his wife, Heather, in 2000, and they have been blessed to have two boys, Caleb and Justus. When not spending time with family and friends, Eric enjoys firearms and competes in shooting competitions.
Danny Chandler worked at a Fortune 50 company for 21 years and served as an elder at FPC for 12 years before joining the staff in 2018. As the Director of Family Ministries at FPC, Danny was responsible for overseeing the nursery, children’s ministry, youth ministry, college and career-age ministry, and Long-Range Planning efforts at FPC.
Danny earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History (minor in foreign languages) from the University of North Florida and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Saint Leo University. He also studied at Reformed Theological Seminary.
Danny married his beautiful wife, Amber, in 1999. They have three children: Morgan, Daniel, and Jacob. They enjoy walking Florida beaches, hiking in the Smoky Mountains, going horseback riding, and visiting and spending time with family. Danny enjoys reading George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, and other Christian authors. He also enjoys writing, singing, painting, drawing, and weightlifting.