Pastor Don Dodge
Pastor Jim Groves
Jim and Debbie have been married since 1972 and have a son, Mike, who lives in Georgia and a daughter, Danielle, who along with her husband Jason are active members of Avalon Church. Jim and Debbie have been members of Avalon Church almost from its beginning. Jim’s pastoral experience and administrative skills are helping lead Avalon Church into a dynamic church that seeks to impact the community for Christ. Jim also serves as the Executive Director of Journey Ministries of Central Florida, a local pastoral counseling center.
Pastor William Nieto
Spanish Pastor & Student Ministry Team Leader
William is originally from New York but grew up in Ecuador. He has been serving the Lord since being baptized in 2001. He and his wife, Rosy, have been married since 1991 and have four children, the eldest serving in the US Air Force. Together they share a passion to serve the Spanish congregation and our Student Ministry in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to all of our community. William is an avid photographer and loves soccer, coaching children’s soccer teams since 1990.
Mike and Susie have been married since 2009 and have 4 beautiful children. They moved to Orlando from Cleveland Ohio in 2013 and joined the Avalon Church family in January of 2019. Mike has been leading worship and involved in performing and writing music since his early teenage years. Mike and Susie have been serving in church leadership since the beginning of their journey together. They both share a deep love for Jesus and a passion for seeing the Kingdom of God extended throughout the earth.
Children's Ministry Director
The friendly voice on the phone and the smiling face greeting you at the church office belong to Doris. Doris has been cheerfully serving at Avalon Church for over 7 years; she and her daughters, Hannah, Kaitlin, and Julia are actively involved in our Awana ministry. Doris brings a level of excitement and energy to the church office that is contagious.
Lori has a passion for managing finances (and anything else she does!) with excellence. She works closely with the Pastors and Elders to execute the budget with meticulous accuracy. Lori, her husband John, and their adult son Michael have been active, hardworking members of Avalon Church from its very first Sunday.
Mauricio Campos; Jennifer Campos
Directors Of Local Outreach & Global Missions
Mauricio and Jennifer have been married since 1995 and have three children. Alex, Jordan and Julianna. Mauricio is originally from Mexico. They moved to Orlando in 2006 and have lived in Avalon Park since. They have a passion for serving others and they advocate compassion toward those around the world who suffer from poverty. They believe their calling comes from Mathew 25 35-40 ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ They have been active in the community, serving internationally and taking mission trips to Haiti and Colombia. They believe the church is the light of the world and that we as Christians should always aspire to live our faith through our actions.
Vladimir Romero was born in Havana Cuba and has four children Edmanuel, Yeisis, Juan Pablo and Isabella. He is happily married to Eliana Ortega and they have shared their lives since 1992, thanks to the Lord.
From the first day Vladimir became a Christian some years ago, he has served God faithfully in different positions: as part of the Worship team, usher, deacon, leader of men’s ministry, volunteer work in the community, missions and missionary trips, teaching of the word, services of fasting and prayer in our congregation, and in everything that the Lord puts in his hands. He and Eliana have been members of Avalon Church since 2014, serve God every Sunday in Hispanic Ministry and are very grateful for what God has done in their lives and family through our Pastors and our Leaders.
They have lived in Avalon Park since 2005 and believe that God has planted them in this place with a purpose and a Divine plan.
One of Vladimir’s favorite verses is Romans 5: 8: “But God shows his love for us, in that while still sinners, Christ died for us.”