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



  • Danielle Ward - Worship & Music

    Danielle (Danie) Ward is the newest member of our Village team. She is a gifted singer, musician, and worship leader. She is a native of New Jersey, but has spent most of her life in the south. With a lifetime of singing, and more than twenty years experience in local church music and music evangelism, Danie brings the heart of a psalmist to the church. Danie is married to Jeff and they have a daughter Caitie, and  two sons; Jordan and Micah. Danie is full of life and laughs and is a welcomed addition to our Village staff. 


  • Jeff Ward - Student Ministries

    Jeff, along with his wife Danielle are the newest members of our Village team. Jeff is a native of North Carolina and has more than 28 years in youth ministry experience. In addition to his ministry duties, Jeff has also served as a successful leader in the corporate world. He holds an associates degree in Biblical Studies from East Coast Bible College, and a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Lee University. He loves baseball, hiking, and music. He and Danielle have three children, Caitie, Jordan, and Micah.


  • Jeanne DeVall - Administrative Assistant

    Jeanne DeVall serves as the Administrative Assistant for Village Church of God. She holds a bachelor's degree from Warner University. She came to the Village team in November 2020. She has a wealth of skills and is already making a huge difference in our staff and church fellowship. She is a talented woman. In addition to her administrative duties, Jeanne also helps lead our Prayer ministry and our Missions ministry. We are thankful for Jeanne.