Dwayne was born and raised in South Carolina. He and Marli were married in 2004 and have three incredible daughters: Andi, Avery and Amelia. As a family, they love spending time together swimming, watching movies, playing games, going to the beach and hanging out with family and friends. Dwayne is a South Carolina Gamecock and Green Bay Packer football fan. He also enjoys cooking, golf, disc golf, playing guitar, sunsets, reading, going to the beach and spending time with his girls.
Dwayne was called to preach in July of 1994 and has been following that calling since. He is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University (1999) and Nazarene Theological Seminary (2003), and has served in congregations in Kansas City, MO and Clarksville, TN. Be feels blessed to be at Center Pointe. He loves seeing people embrace their identity in Jesus Christ and equipping others for leadership and service.
Elissa is originally from Michigan where she was born and raised. She attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN where she met her husband, Brandon. They were married in 2011 and love being in ministry together! They are parents to their daughter, Cora, and their new son, Judah. They adore them and love watching them grow. They love spending time with family and friends, being creative, traveling, fishing, the beach, music, and writing songs together. Elissa graduated with a Religion/Worship degree from Trevecca in 2009 and has been in full-time ministry since. She previously served as Worship Arts Pastor in Clarksville, TN, and has now served at Center Pointe for 7 years. She loves her Center Pointe family, and is grateful to be part of what God is doing in and through His Church!
Javier is the Pastor of Youth & Family here at Center Pointe. He oversees TRiBE, which is comprised of middle school, high school, and young adults. He has two talented and loving boys: Alex – an avid soccer player – and Leo -swimmer extraordinaire. Originally from the Northeast, the Rojas’ have recently made their home in The City Beautiful. His wife, Fabiana, is from the beautiful country of Argentina…so cool!
They love to watch movies at home, play board games, and eat…yes, this family can eat! The boys love playing music…they got that from their dad.
Relationship with God, relationship with family, and relationship with the body is what’s important for the Rojas’. They strive to build the body through encouragement and intentional opportunities:
TRiBE is about family- with 1 mission…to be more like Christ in all of life.
Ginger’s love for children began when she was just a teenager. She has worked as a nanny, an Upward basketball & cheerleading coach, an Elementary & Preschool teacher and an After School program director. All of these have helped prepare her for her current role as Elementary Ministry Director. It is her passion to teach kids and help them to know the amazing love of Christ!
Ginger graduated from FSU. She and Sean have been married since 2008 and have three children; Noah, Isaac & Abigail. They can be found at various sporting events, enjoying the theme parks or space center and exploring the great outdoors of Central Florida.
Carolyn is an Orlando Native. She is married to Brent and they have two children: Nathan and Jaclyn. Together they enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, usually over a meal, and theme parks.
Carolyn has been a member of this Church body since early childhood. She has a heart for Children and Women, and wants everyone to know that Christ does not require perfection, but desires a relationship with each of us.