Leadership Team

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Larry Dixon
Elder

Larry is originally from Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Tavares in 1988. He started going to Mid-Lakes Christian Church when it was still located on CR 473 in Leesburg. He joined the church and was baptized when the new Mid-Lakes church was built in Tavares on SR 19. While being a member, the church changed its name to Adventure Christian Church. He worked at the church, Learning Center, and Academy doing maintenance. He remained at the church until January, 2017. When WHCC was established, he became an active Charter Member and joined the Steering Committee. He and his wife, Fay, enjoy working and helping in various ministries at WHCC.

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Douglas Dykstra
Senior Minister

Doug Dykstra has been the Preaching Minister at WHCC since 2017. He was born in Munster, Indiana, which is in the northwest corner of Indiana, at the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan. Doug went to Christian elementary and high schools, and after graduation, entered immediately into Lincoln Christian College (LCC) on a ministerial program. He held a variety of jobs to put himself through college and graduated from LCC. He had already started preaching by the middle of his junior year of college at a little church in central Illinois, and has been preaching ever since. Doug and Cheryl were married in Lansing, IL, and he thinks of her as his best friend and partner. Doug and Cheryl came to Florida back in 1994, when he served as the Senior Minister for Adventure Christian Church.