Our Pastors

PASTOR JONATHAN PALACI
Pastor of Church Organizational Leadership

Oversees the organizational leadership of the church, including church ministry teams, groups, staff, and calendar.

Pastor Jonathan Palaci serves as one of the lead pastors of Christ Family Church. He and his wife, Marilyn, have three children and two foster boys. 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 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
Pastor of Preaching Ministry and Church Membership

Oversees preaching ministry team. Also oversees church membership, including classes, interviews, and follow up.

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
Pastor of Adult Ministries in Spanish

Oversees Spanish speaking groups, bible studies, men, and women.

Pastor Alex Herrera serves as one of the Pastors of Christ Family Church. He and his wife, Veronica, have two adult children and one grandson. His main concentration of ministry is Christ Family Español. Alex is also an accountant by trade and is currently studying at MINTS theological seminary in Miami.

PASTOR MIKE SWIHART
Pastor of Counseling

Serves as a shepherding pastor and counseling ministry.

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

 PASTOR WILLIAM CLARK
Pastor of Next Generation Youth Ministry
 

Leads 6th – 12th graders, transitioning 5th graders, and transitioning 18 year olds.

Pastor Will serves as one of the pastors of Christ Family Church. He and his wife, Elisha, together both have two sons, Mac and Tanner. Will’s main concentration of ministry is to serve our young people at Christ Family Church. Will holds a BA from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MDiv from Liberty Theological Divinity School.

 PASTOR ANDREW FERNANDEZ
Pastor and Director of the BCM Collegiate Ministries

Pastor Andrew is a member of Christ Family Church that serves as the Miami Regional director for the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at the University of Miami. He and his wife, Josie, together have two children, Amelia and Andrew James. Andrew holds a BA from FIU and an MA in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Lay Overseeing Elders

Jose Fabregas
Lay Elder - Deacons Ministry Overseer

Luis Aranguren
Lay Elder - Finance Ministry Overseer

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