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, two daughters-in-law:Leigh Ann, and Bonnie, and five grandchildren: Toby, Nigel, Fionna, Felix, and Clio

  • TERRY GRIMSLEY - MUSIC AND WORSHIP

    With wife Crissy

    Terry Grimsley is a gifted musician and worship leader. The son of a pastor, he is no stranger to the church. His servant's heart shows in most things he does. He and Crissy are a tremendous team and bring lots of life and joy to those around them. In addition, Crissy serves as assistant to the lead pastor and is an invaluable asset to the ministries at Village.

  • JUSTIN SCOGGINS - STUDENT MINISTRIES

    With wife Holly

    Justin Scoggins in a one-of-a-kind for sure. His passion for Christ is contagious.His unique personality makes him a great fit for student ministry. His wife Holly is a world-class artist who heads up the art department at Polk State College in Winter Haven. The two of them are a great addition to the Village team.


  • ALISON POLSTON - CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

    With Husband Cameron

    Alie Polston is the newest addition to our team. The daughter of a pastor, she brings a level of creativity and a work ethic that is second to none. She and her husband Cameron have a great love for children which shows in most things they do. Your kids will love Alison and Fire House Kids Club.

  • RON THOMAS - SENIOR ADULTS & 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.