Pastor Scott Collins, Senior Pastor of Northwest Community Church since 1994. He’s been in the ministry since 1988. He graduated from Trinity College of Florida in New Port Richey in 1991 with a B.A. in Pastoral Theology. He graduated from Tampa Bay Theological Seminary in Tampa, Florida, in 1993 and Dallas Theological Seminary in Tampa, Florida, in 1994-1995. He has served at Son Life Fellowship in Tampa as Senior Pastor, Eureka Springs First Baptist in Seffner as Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist in Clearwater as Youth Pastor, and The Exciting Idlewild Baptist in Tampa as a Youth Intern. Before entering the Ministry, Pastor Collins worked as a painting contractor.
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Dean “Dino” Fairchild grew up in Tampa Bay and has been a Christ follower since 1982. In his early Christian life, Dino followed the normal trappings of living based on a false identity carved out of public opinion. Finally, he found himself empty and hungry for something more satisfying. He was conducting his life based on principles and formulas. His foundation was a competence developed through hard work and faithfulness. Then God decided to break him through trials, lack of measurable success, personal pain, and repentance. In desperation, he humbled himself before God not just in words but in practice by deciding to be irrelevant in the same way that Jesus was irrelevant and by daily deciding to follow Jesus and to lay aside how he used to measure success. Henry Nouwen wrote, “I am deeply convinced that the Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self.” This means to lead with weakness. Dino was recently ordained as a pastor at Northwest Community Church. He deeply desires men’s spiritual growth, fellowship, encouragement, and accountability through discipleship, bible studies, service, and other activities. He’s been a church elder at NWCC since 2006 and leads a men’s discipleship ministry, home group, and bible studies.