Presbytery of Florida Report

The Presbytery of Florida met February 10-11 at Church of the Lakes in Lake O Lakes, Florida.  Highlights of the meeting included:

  • The congregation of New Hope Presbyterian Church, Ft. Myers, Florida was received from the New Wineskins/EPC Transitional Presbytery. 
  • Having been examined and recommended by the Ministerial Committee (Mike Glodo, chair) Stu Austin and Andy Cornett, associate pastors at New Hope were examined and received. 

Photos left to right:  Mike Glodo, Stu Austin, Andy Cornett

Mike Glodo FL Min Comm ChairNew Hope Assoc Pastor Stu Austin Feb 2012New Hope Assoc Pastor Andy Cornett Feb 2012






  •  Church Development Chair Chris Coppolo (photo right) Chris Coppolo FL CDC Chair Feb 2012reported that a church plant in Wilton Manors has been launched.  It is called City Church of Wilton Manors and is led by Phil Letizia.  The Presbytery committed $10,000 to this plant in 2012.  He also reported that Kirk of the Pines in Abaco, Bahamas, a mission church of St. Andrew’s Kirk of Nassau has about 35 people participating in weekly worship services. 
  • Senior pastor Matthew Everhard of Faith EPC, Brooksville, Florida reported on Faith’s church plant Providence Church of Spring Hill.  It is led by Faith Youth director Greg Gunn.
  • Stated Clerk Jeff Jeremiah attended the meeting and provided an update on developments within the EPC since the June 2011 General Assembly.
  • Host pastor Woody Johnson preached from Luke 5.17-26 at the Friday night worship and communion service. 
  • Guy Glass preached on being “sent,” from John 20 on Saturday morning.