Pastor Scott Collins, Senior Pastor of Northwest Community Church sense 1994. He’s been in the ministry sense 1988. He graduated from Trinity College of Florida in New Port Richey in 1991, with a B.A. in Pastoral Theology. He graduated from Tampa Bay Theological Seminary in Tampa, Florida in 1993 and Dallas Theological Seminary in Tampa, Florida in 1994-1995. He has previously served at Son Life Fellowship in Tampa as Senior Pastor; Eureka Springs First Baptist in Seffner as Senior Pastor; Trinity Baptist in Clearwater as Youth Pastor; and Idlewild Baptist in Tampa as a Youth Intern. Prior to entering the Ministry, Pastor Collins worked as a painting contractor.
Pastor Frank Kearns has been the Associate Pastor of Northwest Community Church since May 1999. He came to NWCC after serving 5 years at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa as Senior Addictions Counselor. He graduated from Trinity College of Florida in New Port Richey, Florida in 1994, with a B.A. Degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Counseling. Franks primary focus is giving administrative leadership to the staff and ministries of NWCC. He is passionate about God’s Word, seeing people grow deep in faith and his family.
Daniel Venturino is the oldest of 5 boys. He grew up in a small suburb of Columbus Ohio, called Pataskala. He served as the youth intern at Jersey Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio 2002-2003. Then as the worship leader, at the same church, for the 78 Worship Street Service. He graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, a liberal arts university, with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. He also studied psychology and history, during his tenure at MVNU. While attending classes at MVNU, he was involved with on campus ministries, small groups, and missions trips. To complete his degree, he served as an Intern at Mansfield First Church of the Nazarene. After graduation Daniel moved to Tampa Bay, and joined NWCC. He is serving as Youth Pastor. Also a writer and contributor to http://godlyculture.com .
Randy Lay has been music minister for Northwest Community Church since January 2002. Received Christ in 1974. Raised in a godly home. Father was a pastor. For 11 years played in the Christian group “Silent Hero”. Played Christian music for youth groups. Has served as youth pastor at Christ Community Church, also served as worship coordinator at Seminole Heights Baptist Church. Married Melinda in 2001, has 2 wonderful children Amanda and Aaron.
Nancy Kearns has been the Children’s Director of Northwest Community Church since July 2000. She previously has served as Hospitality Coordinator at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis Tennessee. She graduated from Bauder Fashion College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1981 with a A.S. Degree in Fashion Design. Nancy met her husband Frank while attending NWCC and married in May 1996. Nancy and her husband Frank have a son Seth. Nancy loves children and is passionate about seeing them come into a relationship with Jesus Christ and learn God’s Word. She also loves spending time with her family.
Dean “Dino” Fairchild grew up in Tampa Bay and has been a Christ follower since 1982. In his early Christian life Dino followed the normal trappings of living a life based on a false identity carved out of public opinion. Finally he found himself empty and hungry for something more satisfying. He was conducting his life based on principles and formulas. His foundation was a competence developed through hard work and faithfulness. Then God decided to break him through a series of trials, lack of measurable success, personal pain and repentance. In desperation, he humbled himself before God not just in words but in practice by deciding to be irrelevant in the same way that Jesus was irrelevant and by daily deciding to follow Jesus and to lay aside the ways in which he used to measure success. Henry Nouwen wrote, “I am deeply convinced that the Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevent and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self.” This means to lead with weakness. Dino works a full time job as an IT Administrator. He has a deep desire for men’s spiritual growth, fellowship, encouragement and accountability through discipleship, bible studies, service, and other activities. He’s been a church elder at NWCC since 2006 and is involved with leading a men’s discipleship, home group and bible studies. Dino is a writer, contributor and website creator to http://godlyculture.com