Pastor George Gasperson is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and has been serving Christ Community Church for 9 years. He has 15 years of pastoral experience and received his ordination through the Wesleyan Church. George has been married to his wife Margaret for 35 years, and they have two married sons and two beautiful granddaughters and one grandson. Follow Pastor George on Twitter @carolinagator.
Pastor Jess attended Houghton College in New York. She received a degree in Religion with a concentration in ministry and a minor in family studies and is ordained in the Wesleyan Church. Jess has been at Christ Comunity since 2007, first serving as a full time Pastor in Children’s Ministry until 2016. Jess is married to her wonderful husband, James and has a daughter, Jillian.
Chris Weatherly came on staff at Christ Community in August of 2011, and he graduated from Warner University with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies. He has been working with students either full time or part time for 5 years. He has a passion to see student’s lives transformed by the gospel message of Jesus Christ. He believes students have the capacity to be world changers if they combine their passion with the love of Jesus Christ. He is married to his wife, Megan and has two children, Sophie and Eli .
Margaret serves in the areas of worship, prayer, global missions and local outreach. She is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University, with her B.A. in Psychology and Christian Education. As a certified leadership, ministry and church planter coach with Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and CoachNet International, Margaret is passionate about helping people find and fulfill God’s plan for their lives. Margaret has been serving in full-time ministry for over 35 years and is married to George. They have two grown sons, Jesse and Sean, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Carrie and Jenna, two granddaughters, Rylynn & Ashlynn, and one grandson, Shep.
Celebrate Recovery Director
Tom has spent more than 35 years in Christian ministry. Tom is a Bible College graduate and also has a BS Degree from Morehead State University. Tom has served as a pastor, International Ministry Director and served in Denominational Leadership positions. In 2003, Tom and his family moved to Winter Haven and became a part of CCC. After several years of healing, he became the Celebrate Recovery Director. Tom and his wife, Becky, who is very involved in the CR ministry, have two grown children, Amber and Matt.
Daryl, who serves as Administrative Pastor, felt God strongly telling him to come to Winter Haven, where he has been on the ministry staff here since 2005. Daryl, an ordained minister, obtained his Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Before coming on staff, Daryl had 17 years of Ministry service and 14 years in Parks & Recreation administration. Daryl’s vision is to use strong organizational and people skills to provide superior human and physical resources to allow the other ministries of the church to flourish and glorify God. Daryl, his wife Ruth, and daughter Aimee, have been members of CCC since 2003.
Creative Arts Manager
Kathy, a Winter Haven native, joined Christ Community Church staff in 2008. Kathy has a degree in Visual Merchandising and Design. She is responsible for supporting each of the church ministries with graphics, printed publications, video production and online media. She and her husband, Tom, have been attending Christ Community since 2002. They have 2 kids, Bailey and Parker.
Alison, joined CCC staff in 2016. Alison is a graduate from UCF with a degree in Journalism. She assists the staff with their ministry projects, special events and manages the daily office duties. She has two grown kids, Kendall and Jennings.