Meet Our Staff

Pastor Curt Napier and Wanda
Lead Pastor

Rev. Curt & Wanda Napier have served in pastoral ministry in the Church of the Nazarene for 20 years. Ordained in 2005 at Indian Lake Nazarene Camp in Vicksburg, MI by Dr. Jim Bond, General Superintendent Emeritus, Rev. Napier has served Nazarene churches on both the Michigan and Eastern KY Districts in both the Lead Pastor and Interim Pastoral roles. He and Wanda have two adult children and four grandchildren who reside in Michigan. Their philosophy of ministry in the Church is to love and lead God’s people as God would love and lead them. The Napiers began attending Avon Park Naz in December of 2021.

Dr. Patricia Bridewell
Administrative Pastor

Associate Pastor Patricia Bridewell (Pastor Patty) joined our staff on April 18, 2021. She holds degrees from Kentucky Wesleyan College, Western Kentucky University, and Newburgh Theological Seminary, and is currently taking classes in the Ministerial Preparation Program at Nazarene Bible College.

Pastor Jorge Cifuentes
Hispanic Pastor

Associate Pastors Jorge and Evelyn joined our staff in April, 2021, as Associate Pastors of our Hispanic outreach ministry. They are the answer to six years of prayer for our ability to reach our primarily Hispanic neighborhood. Jorge and Evelyn, have over twenty years of experience in outreach and church planting/expansion. They serve as Hispanic leaders for our Heartland Mission Area, and, in that capacity, will be working in Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties in conjunction with the Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Okeechobee, and Sebring Nazarene churches.

En este momento tengo la siguiente información como marcador de posición: Los pastores asociados Jorge y Evelyn se unieron a nuestro personal en abril de 2021 como pastores asociados de nuestro ministerio de alcance hispano. Son la respuesta a seis años de oración por nuestra capacidad de llegar a nuestro vecindario principalmente hispano. Jorge y Evelyn, tienen más de veinte años de experiencia en alcance y plantación / expansión de iglesias. Ellos sirven como líderes hispanos para nuestra Área de Misión Heartland y, en esa capacidad, trabajarán en los condados de Hardee, Highlands y DeSoto junto con las iglesias nazarenas de Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Okeechobee y Sebring.

Kathrn Neff Perry
Christian Counselor

Kathryn Neff Perry holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University. She also holds a (60 hour) Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. Kathryn is finishing her two-year internship under Dr. Rene del Sol. Kathryn is in private practice at Footprints in the Sand Counseling Services, LLC, and works from four different offices in the Avon Park and Sebring, Florida areas. She is the author of four books and admits the one she is most proud of is titled The Cross and The Rainbow.