Church Leadership Team

Our leadership is led by our Senior Pastor and assisted by our Board of Elders and Church Leadership Team. Together, they recognize the authority of God, and realize that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Our Board of Elders is comprised of five Elders, or overseers. The Church Leadership Team is appointed by the Elders to oversee a specific area of ministry as well as a team of people working in that ministry. Together their mission is to “equip the believers for the work of the ministry” and lead us in loving God passionately, loving each other genuinely, and living that love on a daily basis.


me-193x3001Michael Chambliss, Lead Pastor

Michael Chambliss came to Rock Crusher Road Church of God as Lead Pastor in November, 2013.  Pastor Michael grew up in Southeast Missouri and then attended Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Afterward, he returned to pastor in Missouri and then in Jacksonville, Florida, where he met and married his wife, Melissa.  Pastor Michael and Melissa love pastoring Rock Crusher Road Church!  It is obvious that God has His hand of blessings upon the church and they are convinced that God has wonderful and exciting plans for the future of the congregation. They are honored and consider it one of the greatest joys in their life to be called pastor’s and serve this church! Pastor Michael and Melissa have two daughters, Lucy and Abby. 

Michael is an Ordained Minister with the Church of God, Anderson

jason_websiteJason Cole, Minister of Music & Media

Jason was born in Greenville, Ohio and lived there until he was 11 years old. After a few stops, Jason graduated from Vero Beach High School, Vero Beach, Florida. Jason felt the call to music ministry and attended Warner Southern College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Ministry with a minor in Business Administration. From fall 2006 to spring 2008, Jason served as the worship leader at South Lake Wales Church of God for the second morning worship service and the Infusion worship service
Currently, Jason is a bi-vocational Pastor and he is working with the State of FL Church of God to finish his credentialing process to be an Ordained Minister with the Church of God, Anderson


Jo Ann Lapp, Office Administrator

Chances are if you contact the church during the week the first person you will encounter is Jo Ann Lapp, our Office Administrator. A native of western Pennsylvania, but a long time Citrus County resident, Jo Ann knows her way around the church office.

“It is my joy and privilege to be a part of what God is doing in and through this wonderful church family.” Be sure to stop by sometime and say hello … and be sure to ask about her grandkids!  To reach the church office:


daleDale Benefield, LMHC – Senior Adult Ministries Pastor & Solid Rock Counseling

After retiring from the Department of Children and Families for the State of Florida, Dale began a private counseling service with an office here at Rock Crusher Church. Dale is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and brings years of experience to a variety of needs. Dale also serves as the staff pastor overseeing our Senior Adult Ministries (55+).  If you would like more information on the services available through Solid Rock Counseling, please contact Dale either by phone: 352-601-1139 or by email:








We support six Church of God Career Missionary Families. They are listed below. We also support three other Missionary Families that are serving in sensitive areas, therefore their information is not made public.


Ernie & Lori Nicholas – Kenya

Lori serves as a campus nurse at KIST (Kima International School of Theology), and Ernie teaches and assists with work camps.


Zach & Audrey Langford – England

Zach and Audrey will be catalytic partners with the Church of God Birkenhead with emphasis on the youth program. They will work with the Three-World team, laying a foundation for church planting in Europe.

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Mike & Heather Webb – Regional Coordinators in Africa
Mike and Heather work with missionaries and national leaders and assist with ministry vision and strategy for specific countries in the region. They reside in Tanzania.  Mike and Heather served for two years with Global Missions in Southeast Asia as educators at an international Christian school. The Webbs also served for five years in Tanzania, where they worked as administrators for a Church of God tailoring school and revitalized the Theological Education by Extension (TEE) program for the Church of God. 


Patrick & Jamie Nachtigall – Europe & Middle East

Patrick and Jamie are regional coordinators for Europe and the Middle East and lead the Three-Worlds Team, which focuses on raising up a new generation of globally engaged Christians, supporting empowered emerging leaders in the CHOG, and creating inner connectivity within the CHOG internationally. They reside in Germany.



Paul & Kattia Jones – Bolivia

Paul and Kattia serve the church in Bolivia through  leadership development. Paul prepares lay leaders for biblical and ministerial service. Kattia serves the church through ministries for women, youth and children.


Jon & Karen Lambert – Ecuador

Jon and Karen serve the church in Ecuador in leadership development. Karen also serves as national director for Children of Promise.