Meet the Team

We're Here to Serve!

If you have any questions, we're here to serve. Please feel free to drop by the church and get to know us better.

Chad Tingley - Senior Pastor  

Ministry at South

I am honored to serve South as lead pastor. I am most recognizable as the primary communicator of Scripture on most Sundays. I love the challenge of communicating God’s Word and seeing how the Holy Spirit transforms our lives. I work with our elders, staff, and ministry leaders to develop strategies to lead people to become wholly devoted followers of Jesus.

Family? Pets?

God has blessed me with three beautiful ladies; they are the greatest joy of my life. The first lady of my life is my wife Liz. Our lives intersected because of our love for Jesus and calling to serve His Church. Our first-born daughter is our ever energetic and imaginative brown-eyed girl Lyla Mae. Rounding out our family is our outgoing and loving blue-eyed Lexie Kay. In addition to our two girls, we have two hairy boys that we rescued, our dog Raggs and his 70 lb brother Winston.

Hobbies?

In our spare time, Liz and I love to eat! It seems that our plans often revolve around what food we will eat whether that is cooking at home or trying to find our new favorite treat. I also love playing in the pool or building a sandcastle on the beach with Lyla and Lexie. Basketball is another favorite pastime; however, these days I find it is better to watch it instead of playing it. When trying to wind down, one of my favorite shows to binge watch on Netflix is Friday Night Lights - I love Coach Taylor!

Interesting thing to know about me

When I was 17, I drove a beautiful 1981 Chevy Citation into a flooded creek. You’ll have to get the details from me in person.

Dr. Steven Darr - Senior Adult & Traditional Worship Pastor
 
 

Ministry at South

I'm the traditional worship leader for the 9:00 a.m. service at South and also direct the senior adult ministry. I lead worship from the piano each Sunday morning, direct the choir, and manage several musical productions a year. I also keep the senior adults in our church busy - and out of trouble - providing lots of social engagement and worship experiences for them!

Family? Pets?

My wife, Joyce, and I have been married over 40 years. We have two grown children and four grandchildren. Our son raises English Bulldogs and our daughter teaches math at Bok Academy. 

Hobbies?

I love to garden - flowering trees and shrubs. I grew up on a farm in Ohio. Even though I know I don't look like a farmer, there is still a little "farm blood" in me! I love summertime because I get to mow my yard every four days! 

Interesting thing to know about me

In my younger days, I showed Herfords in the country fair and one year won Reserve Grand Champion. Additionally, I was an agricultural tour guide at the Ohio State Fair.

 

Cal Sanelli - Family  Ministry Pastor 

 

 

Ministry at South

I am so excited to be the director of family ministries at South! I have the privilege of leading the Sunday night youth group and  heading up our South Kids ministry as well.  In addition to planning and coordinating special events, my responsibility is to provide leadership to the youth and children's ministries and help build disciples that will have a positive impact on the church and the community around us.

Family? Pets?

My wife Marissa and I have a wonderful new puppy by the the name of Barkley, after his namesake,  the basketball great, Charles Barkley! But he's definitely not going get that big! I grew up with  a menagerie, including a wonderful dog named Beckett, so happy to start a new one!

Hobbies?

As a student at Warner University, I was a member of the varsity baseball team.  With no more baseball practices and games, I hope to fill that time with some of my favorite hobbies, such as watching and playing sports, swimming, and hanging out with friends. However, I hope to add to my list of hobbies golf and relaxing in my new hammock!

Interesting Thing to Know About Me

ARCADES BEWARE! I am a master of the arcade game "Down the Clown," and will play it at every arcade where I can find it!

Faith Gallian - College Director  
 

Ministry at South

I head up the Young Adult and College Ministry at South. My passion is to create safe places and environments for young adults to be known, to hear from God, and to go deeper in their faith. My favorite part of the week is Deep Waters, a college-age service on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. right here at South.

Family? Pets?

It's just me. I love animals, always have. I grew up with lots of pets from the normal cats and dogs to chickens and a goat named Billy. Currently the only pets I have are the lizards that get in my house ever so often!

Hobbies?

I love the outdoors traveling live music, movies, and opening my home to others!

Interesting thing to know about me

I can talk and sing with my mouth closed!

 

Anthony Jenkins - Facilities Manager

Ministry at South

I'm the facilities manager, and you could say I'm the guy who makes sure everything is working... literally. I cook, construct, garden,  tell a few jokes, and if the moment demands it, call on my EMT training to save a life. The collection of hats that I wear is extensive!

Family? Pets?

 My wife Theresa is a nurse at Lake Wales Hospital, and I have three sons - Zach, who is busy working toward owning his own Stanley Steemer franchise, Josh, who has joined the college ranks at Valdosta University, and Nathan, making his way through high school, who, no doubt, is looking forward to having the house to himself. 

Hobbies?

Sports. Football, NASCAR, fishing...and more sports. Need I say more?

Interesting thing to know about me

 I had the privilege and joy of delivering 5 babies when I was working as an EMT!

Paula Dwyer - Office & Communications Manager
paula@slwcog.com 

Paula

Ministry at South

 I'm the utility player. I manage the office administration - everything from communications to calendar  - whatever coat I need to wear that day. Like Joseph's coat of many colors, my role is a kaleidoscope!

Family? Pets?

My husband, Tim keeps students thinking at Warner University as Chairman of the Ministry Department. We have 2 wonderful children, Philip, who is equally at home cooking up a gourmet meal, or writing new code on his computer, and Peter, who has blessed us with our adorable grandchildren Hudson and his new sister, Olivia, as well as keeping the streets safe. We also have our very special Husky, Dakota, who keeps a close eye on us.

Hobbies?

There's a long list - exercise of all kinds, reading, watercolor painting, photography, fiction writing - let's just say I like to keep learning! 

Interesting thing to know about me

I"ve written a mystery novel that takes place in Scotland, which I would love to get published one of these days.