Meet the Staff

Joe Tolin, Jr
Senior Pastor 

Joe was installed as Senior Pastor on March 11, 2020.  Joe has been married to Dani for more than twenty years and they have been blessed with three children, one son-in-law, and now one grandson. Joe graduated from the University of Mobile and added his Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He has also attended the Master's Seminary in Los Angeles, California focusing on expository preaching. Joe has served churches in Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, California, and Nevada.  

Phone: 435.229.2644

Anthony Alonso
Executive Pastor

Anthony serves in both administrative and ministry endeavors.  Anthony was ordained, on November 5, 2017, and is our Executive Pastor.  Anthony graduated from the University of Florida in 2007, and in 2012 he added his Master of Divinity degree received from Reformed Theological Seminary- Orlando.  He has been involved in ministry on the college campus, in local churches and the last four years at the US Dream Academy as manager of the mentoring program recruiting, training and supporting their volunteers.  Anthony is administratively gifted and pastorally driven. 

Phone: 321.432.2319

Dave Franklin
Pastor Emeritus 

Dave is a charter member of Faith Church serving as a Deacon, Ruling Elder, Associate Pastor for 19 years and now serves as Pastor Emeritus. Dave's passion is for the lost and hurting. Dave's goal is that all people know God's love for them, and the need for their own involvement in the life of the church. Dave has a BS in Criminology from Florida State University, a MS degree in Criminal Justice from Rollins College, and a MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary. He has over 30 years of experience as an investigator for the State of Florida.

Dave enjoys hunting, playing guitar and telling people about Jesus.
Phone: 352.796.0405

John Cleveland
Director of Youth Ministry

John Cleveland is a graduate of Trinity College of Florida with a degree in Biblical Studies and has completed his master's degree from Knox Theological Seminary.  John actually grew up in the youth ministry here at Faith Church as a student, leader, and later, a staff member.  He considers it a huge privilege and blessing to be able to minister in the same place where he came to know the Lord.  

John and his wife, Sara were married in 2015. John also teaches a Christian karate class at Faith Church on Tuesdays for all ages.

Phone: 352.777.0773


Stephanie Barnett-Sager
Director of Worship Arts

Stephanie Barnett Sager joined the staff of Faith EPC in 2008.  She is a Full Lyric Operatic Soprano, with a Masters Degree in Voice Performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelors Degree in Voice Performance from Florida State University.  Besides being an excellent vocalist, Stephanie also holds the responsibility of directing our musical program ministries. Stephanie is married to Jason and has one child, Bob. Her vocal range is unparalleled and is perfectly suited for her role of not only directing the choir, but also yielding her own voice to the glory of God.  Mrs. Sager has been a part of the music faculty of Hillsborough Community College since 2006.  Stephanie and her family share a deep love of the town and the people of Brooksville!

Phone: 813.394.8671


Katherine Witherell

Katherine loves playing, singing, and writing songs to the Lord. She has taught piano to people of all ages, played in praise bands, and accompanied friends and family on the piano. She now enjoys alternately singing with and accompanying the Faith Church choir. She is a homeschool graduate who went on to study Spanish at Liberty University. She loves serving the Lord together with her husband Andrew and raising their beautiful children, Esther, Drew and Isaac.

Phone: 813.244.4742


Sharon Halliday
Director of Children's Ministry

Sharon has tons of experience working with children from the Methodist School.  Sharon, she is an amazing person, a sun-shiny personality, and a joy to be around. 

Phone: 352.279.9625


Audrey Horrocks
Financial Administrator

Audrey is our Financial Administrator.  It is her work to make sure that Faith Church does the best job possible being responsible for the giving that our members do for the sake of the Kingdom. Audrey makes sure the bills are paid, and works diligently to make sure the missionaries, staff, and facilities are funded. 



Karen Waterfield
Administrative Assistant

Karen is the friendly voice on the other side of the desk or the phone! A native of England, Karen brings cultural savvy and a kind touch to the administrative end of Faith Church's ministry. 



Michelle Poirier

Michelle works diligently to make sure that our facilities are clean and tidy! She works just as hard or harder than any other staffer or member, even though she is very often "behind the scenes." 


Chuck Pederson
Church Sexton

Chuck is the keeper of keys, doors, and locks. The sexton will help to open and close the building at night, as well as to prepare and set up equipment for worship services and rental groups. Welcome Chuck!