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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.

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Interim Worship Leader

Christy is a full-time piano teacher at Lakeland Christian School, loving wife, and a mom of two beautiful daughters. 

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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. Anna and her husband, Matt, were happily married in February 2023.

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