Dale and his son, Will, are the heart of Avalon Church. Dale is passionate about his Lord, his family, and assisting believers in experiencing the life Jesus came to give them, “more and better life than they ever dreamed of” (John 10:10 MSG). He is serious about his walk with God, but insists that the spiritual journey be fun. Dale and his sweet bride, Leigh Anne, were married 14 years prior to her death in April 2009.
Vijay owns a thriving vision center here in East Orlando. He has a great love for the Lord and a vision to see Avalon church touch the local community, especially the children. He and his wife, Christina, started our very successful AWANA program which teaches over 150 children about Jesus every Wednesday evening. They have three children: Rebekah, Joshua, and Hannah, who love participating in our AWANA ministry. Vijay and his wife Christina have been instrumental in the church's amazing growth over the last few years. This is Vijay's second term as a church elder.
Toby is blessed with his loving bride Zila and his three children, Ayla, Owen and Liam. Together they have always kept Jesus in the center of their relationship and have given him the glory on their journey of life. Toby has a strong faith in the sovereignty of God and is passionate about seeing God’s plan manifest itself in our daily lives. Toby has been working as a Mechanical Engineer in the Central Florida area since 2001. The Forrer family joined Avalon Church in 2009 and Toby has served within The Connections team, Life Group, AWANA and Men's Ministries, all which continue to be sources of great encouragement, mentorship, accountability and fellowship for him.
John and his wife, Lori, moved to Orlando in 1999. They have been an active part of Avalon Church since before its first service as a church and currently lead one of our many Life Groups and are very active in our AWANA ministry. From the very beginning, John, Lori, and their son, Michael, have initiated and served in a number of ministries and have been blessed by each opportunity. They are committed to helping Avalon Church become an integral part of the life of our community and sharing the gospel of Christ. In addition to being involved in several local ministries, John has traveled to Kenya and Peru on missions projects. This is John's second term as a church elder.