Our Pastors


Pastor Jonathan Palaci serves as one of the lead pastors of Christ Family Church. He and his wife, Marilyn, have three children. Jonathan holds an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. and a B.A. in Organizational Leadership from Trinity University in Chicago, IL. He is currently working on his second MA in leadership from Southern Seminary. He is an ordained pastor of the SBC and a certified counselor with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). He also serves as an evaluator for Church Planters for the North American Mission’s Board (NAMB).


Pastor Jose Prado serves as one of the lead Pastors at Christ Family Church. He and his wife, Kristine, have four children. Jose graduated from The Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College in Gaithersburg, MA in 2010 as an ordained pastor. He serves as an evaluator of Church Planters for the Acts 29 Network and for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) with the Southern Baptist Convention. He is a co-host of Saints and Sinners Unplugged; a podcast that provides Gospel conversations to a modern church desperately in need of returning to the basic message of grace through Jesus Christ.


Pastor Alex Herrera serves as one of the Pastors of Christ Family Church. He is married to Veronica for over 31 years and has two adult children and one grandson. His main concentration of ministry is Christ Family Español. He has served as a pastor and church planter for over 12 years in the city of Miami. Alex is also an accountant by trade and is currently studying at MINTS theological seminary in Miami.


Pastor Mike Swihart serves as one of the pastors of Christ Family Church. He is married to Bevan for 40 years and together they have three daughters and three grandchildren. Mike's main concentration of ministry is to serve as the lead counselor for Heart-to-Heart Counseling Center, a ministry of Christ Family Church. He has been a counselor, pastor and Licensed Therapist (Indiana) for over 38 years. Pastor Mike Swihart holds a BA from Miami Christian College and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary.