Sidney serves as the Lead Pastor at Heritage Community Church. Sidney is from Hilliard, Florida and was raised on the outskirts of this small town on a farm. Sidney grew up in a Christian home and at the age of 7 began his journey of faith while attending a children's camp. At the age of 15, Sidney sensed God's call on his life to full-time Christian service. He has been in ministry for 25+ years serving as student and family pastor as well utilizing his gifts in music from time to time. He steps into the role of Lead Pastor of Heritage Community Church after sensing a strong call of the Lord to step out in faith with his family and team up with Brian and Brooke to plant a church in the northern Lake and Sumter County area targeted at reaching younger adults. The move to plant Heritage Community Church comes after most recently serving on staff at First Baptist Church of Leesburg, Florida for 11 years. His spiritual gifts are Pastor/Shepherd and Exhortation.
Sidney met his wife back in 1985 while he was serving a church in south Florida during that summer. They were married in 1988 and after 12 years of dealing with the pains of infertility, God blessed them with three wonderful children: Abbie (2000), Caleb (2003), and Anna (2004). Sidney says, " With the birth of our children came a myriad of paradigm shifts; not in our beliefs but just in a new understanding of what today's parents are experiencing. We are better prepared for ministry to young adults now more than ever before."
Sidney and Merideth along with their children, live in Fruitland Park, Florida. To contact Sidney, email him at [email protected]