Meet the staff


  • David Nitz - Lead Pastor

    With Wife Amy

    David Nitz is from the Washington, DC area and began his ministry in 1978. He is a singer, musician, worship leader, writer, and preacher. He has served as pastor for Suncoast Worship Center in Englewood, FL (1990-1995), University Church of God in Tampa, FL (1995-2007). He served as State Evangelism Director for the Church of God in Florida (2007-2013). In January 2013 he came to Winter Haven to serve as lead pastor for Village Church of God. He has served on various boards and committees including Florida State Youth Board, Florida State Council, Church of God National Music Committee, the Church of God National Publications Board and presently serves on the National USA Missions Board for the Church of God, the Florida State Council, and the Florida State Missions Board. David is also a frequent writer for various publications.


    Amy was born in Wilmington, NC. She is a singer and excellent speaker who enjoys bringing joy to others. She loves people and is sure to bring a laugh or two to those around her.


    David and Amy were married in 1976. They have three sons: Mike, James, and Phil, three daughters-in-law: Leigh Ann, Bonnie, and Kendra, and five grandchildren: Toby, Nigel, Fionna, Felix, and Clio

    Contact: David@villagecog.com

    Contact: Amy@villagecog.com

  • DENNIS YOUNG - Family Life Pastor

    With wife Sandie

    Dennis young is the newest member of the Village staff. His approach to life and ministry is contagious. He is full of love for God and love for people. Dennis is a former lead pastor, youth ranch director, youth pastor, chaplain, and more. He holds a Bachelor of Theological studies and a Master of Divinity degree in Christian counseling. His responsibilities include men's ministries, children's ministries, volunteer ministries, and much more. We are thrilled to have Dennis as a part of the Village team.

    Contact: Dennis@villagecog.com

  • STONE ROBINSON - Student Ministries

    Stone Robinson is the newest member of our ministry team. He is son of a preacher and grew up in a ministry home. He is an excellent communicator and a gifted musician and worship leader. While he is young he brings to the team a wealth of ministry experience. He enjoys golfing, fishing, camping, and of course music. We are thrilled to have Stone leading our Fresh Fire Student Ministries. 

    Contact: Stone@villagecog.com

  • RON THOMAS - Senior Adult & Benevolence

    With wife Jean

    Ron and Jean Thomas have been at Village Church of God for more than 20 years. Their love for people and their willingness to serve wherever they can is refreshing. They have taken "Happy Hearts" senior adult ministry to a new level.

    Contact: Jean@villagecog.com