Meet our Pastors
"For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers."
Proverbs 11:14 (NIV)
Shepherd of Covenant Partners
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.
Parish Associate & Life Group Coordinator
Fred Fowler grew up in Tulsa, OK, and is a graduate of Tulsa University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Music Education. He has also studied at the Southern California Graduate School of Theology. Fred, an ordained Baptist minister, served for many years with Youth for Christ (YFC) as well as doing youth ministry in Seattle, Tulsa, and Phoenix.
Fred joined the FPC staff in 2016 as our Parish Associate and Life Group Coordinator.
For 25 years, Fred owned his own catering business. He is married to Carol, and has a daughter, Christine, who lives in Seattle.