The youngest of four boys, Tom was raised in a small town in Mid-Michigan. Attending worship services and church activities was the norm for his family. While attending a Fellowship of Christian Athletes National Convention at the age of 17, the Holy Spirit opened his heart to know and embrace Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Tom attended Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. During his senior year at MSU, he married Sandy (Abbott) Luchenbill (1973). After college, Tom held jobs in the educational field (teaching and coaching) and in the life insurance industry. It was while he was in the insurance business that he felt the Lord leading him into full-time ministry. He first served as the Director of Youth Ministry at a PCA church in Michigan. After three years, the Lord opened the doors for him to attend Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He received his Masters of Divinity Degree in 1999. After receiving his degree, the Lord has called Tom to serve in a variety of rolls: Senior Pastor, Church Planter, and Assistant Pastor. The Lord brought Tom and Sandy to Cypress Ridge PCA in June 2012. Tom has a passion for discipling people of all ages.
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Assistant Pastor for Family & Outreach Ministries
Rodney Barton went to Jacksonville State University in Alabama and received his MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. He served on staff with Campus Outreach college ministry in New Zealand and Florida for a total of 9 years. He was also a solo pastor in East Tennessee and an Assistant Pastor in Winter Haven, FL. Rodney and Jennifer have been married for 21 years. They have 5 children: Abbie, Caleb, Joshua, Ansleigh, and Audrey.
Contact Pastor Rodney at RNJbarton@gmail.com
Sandy was born in St. Johns, Michigan and has lived in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and now Florida. She received Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at the age of 24. She has since raised 2 children and enjoys every moment she can spend with her 6 grandchildren. Sandy’s gifts and talents are many! She has been an accompanist and director for multiple choirs, ensembles and worship bands. She was a piano teacher for over 30 years and enjoys being the current Worship Leader at Cypress Ridge. Along with music, Sandy has led discipleship groups and Bible studies for girls and women of all ages. She is currently leading a Bible study with the ladies at the church and is a key mentor and leader in the youth ministry. Sandy has worked in youth ministries along with her husband, Tom, for over 30 years. "I enjoy discipling women of all ages and seeing them grow spiritually through the love Christ has shown. Music has always been an important part of my life, but watching and hearing God’s people rejoice in Him through music is my greatest joy.”
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Director of Discipleship
Bob was born in Lima, Ohio and was the second son in a family with five children. The family did not attend any church and was totally void of any understanding of the Gospel. However, they began to attend church services so Mr. Wood could play on the church's softball team. At the age of 12, Bob attended the boys Sunday School class and was ultimately led to faith in Christ as his personal Savior by his teacher.
After high school graduation, Bob attended Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio and then the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Since Moody, Bob has served as the pastor of several rural Ohio churches, served as the Director of Youth for Christ in Lima, Ohio, and was ultimately led to plant a new church and serve as its Senior Pastor for over 40 years, retiring in 2016 and moving to Winter Haven, Florida. Among the thrills of his life was to see his parents and other members of his family also come to Christ for salvation.
Bob has served at Cypress Ridge Presbyterian Church as a Ruling Elder and is currently on staff as teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class and the Director of Discipleship.
Bob has been married to his wife, Gloria, for over 51 years and has three adult sons and five grandchildren. He loves to share the Gospel with people who have a desire to know Christ, and help people who already know Christ to have Biblical assurance of their salvation.
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Office Administrator & Children's Ministry Director
Anna was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. She is blessed to have grown up in the church and always knew about Jesus Christ, but didn't come to fully know and trust Him as her Savior until she was a teenager. Anna attended Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA majoring in Community Development and serving as an RUF student leader. After her graduation, she returned home and worked in various capacities such as a librarian assistant, dance teacher, and secretary at the local pregnancy center. Anna loves working with children and teenagers and was called to serve as the Children's Ministry Director at Cypress Ridge after she graduated college. She volunteered in this role until late 2016 where she was hired to be full time staff maintaining her role in children and youth ministry and adding on her role as Office Administrator.
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