Dr. Porter is married to his wife of 34 years Tammy. They have 4 grown children, Ashley, Travis, Cassandra and Kaitlynd and are blessed to be the grandparents of 4 granddaughters. Dr. Porter was born and raised in Modesto, California where he lived until he entered the US Air Force in 1983. He served in the Air Force for 23 years before retiring in 2006 to go into full-time ministry. Dr. Porter is an ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education & Pastoral Ministries from Nazarene Bible College, a Master’s degree in Ministry from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Doctor of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary.
Dr. Porter has served as a middle school pastor for 6 years at Beavercreek Nazarene, in Beavercreek, Ohio, Administrative & Discipleship Pastor at Xenia Church of the Nazarene in Xenia Ohio and Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Annandale Virginia. He is currently teaching at Pahokee High School as well as serving as interim Pastor here at Lake Worth First Church.
Matt and Tori Uhlman, married January 2016, met while attending Palm Beach Atlantic University. Matt moved from Jupiter, Florida and received a Bachelor's Degree in Student Ministry. Tori moved from Orlando, Florida and received a Bachelor's Degree in Worship Ministry. Matt served as a staff member for Younglife for 2 years in Northern Palm Beach County. Tori served as a staff member for M25 Mission Camp in Atlanta, Georgia and at South Street Ministry in Orlando, Florida. She also led the Worship Ministry for Shoreline College for 2 years. Matt and Tori served together as the Worship Leaders for Amplified Youth Group at JupiterFirst Church. As well as the Youth and Worship Leaders at First Baptist Church of Hypoluxo.
They moved to Lake Worth in 2016 to be the Youth Directors and Worship Leaders here at Lake Worth First Church.
My name is Walter Almer Barrows VI. I'm currently 27 years old. I was born and raised in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and now live in Lake Worth FL. After high school I moved to Nashville TN. I lived there for 3 years. I moved to Lake Worth in 2012 and became a follower of Jesus that same year. I have been on life changing journey ever since. God has allowed me to take part in His ministry all over the state of FL, including a brief stay in Jamaica partnering with a rural church. I particularly enjoy ministering to lost teenagers and prisoners. I'm currently studying at Nazarene Bible College, working towards ordination. I'm also the ministry site director for Lake Worth with the Palm Beach County chapter of Youth for Christ where we reach students in public schools with the Gospel message. Being called to serve in Lake Worth FL is a wonderful privilege. Our neighborhood is richly diverse which makes for an abundant mission field located essentially in my own backyard.