Leadership Team

Lead Pastor

Rev. Mike Grant and Wife Dawn


Rev. Mike and Dawn Grant serve NPR NAZ as our Senior Pastor. The Lord lead them to NPR in November 2021 from the Kentucky District. Pastor Mike started preaching at the age of 17 and knew shortly afterwards that God had a plan to use him in the pastorate. Pastor Mike and Dawn have 7 children between them and 11 grandchildren and one on the way. Three children live in Lakeland Fl. with 4 grandchildren and the other 4 children live in Union, Maine where there a 7 grandchildren as well with one on the way. Pastor Mike and Dawn have a heart for people, whether they are church members or members of the community. Their number one goal is to see the Kingdom of God grow with lost souls that come to know Jesus because of His saving grace and His sacrifice on the cross. Their hobbies are riding motorcycle, baking, crafts and of course going and relaxing on the beach. Pastor Mike and Dawn also have Neeko who is a big part of the family and Neeko, who has black hair and four legs ,loves to be in church and serving Jesus with his family. Pastor Mike and Dawn look forward to many years of serving the Lord together with our NPR NAZ family

Associate/Worship Pastor

Rev. Angeler René and Husband Wilner

Pastor Angeler Rene' is an ordained minister of the Gospel. She has a Bachelors Degree of Science in Education. She has served in numerous areas prior to becoming Associate Pastor of NPR NAZ in 2015. She is married to her wonderful husband, Wilner, for 18 years. They work side by side in leading people of God in Worship. As Worship Leader, her main goal is to bring people into the presence of God. Her desire is to love God and his people with an unwavering love for all. Her main passion is preaching and teaching the Word of God with simplicity at every opportunity as it presents itself. She loves the young because of their great enthusiasm and because they have so much to offer. She loves the elderly because of the wisdom they have to share. She loves the unchurched because their eternal destiny is at hand. Her community is where she builds God's Kingdom because, EVERYONE matters. One of her favorite scriptures is Romans 6:23. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Secretary of Board

Mark & Wife Sandy Doyon

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Mark has been Secretary of the Board for the past 4 1/2 years. He is also responsible for the Tech Booth which includes audio and video as well as streaming online and welcomes anyone interested in serving and/or learning any of the aspects associated with Tech. He is also responsible for the church website. The Worship Experience is another area of his responsibility and continuously looks for those interested in becoming part of the Worship Team whether you play an instrument or are interested in singing or both. We always have room somewhere for anyone who wants to serve our God. Mark enjoys serving in the church as well as playing golf, going to shooting range, and of course riding his Harley Davidson. Mark has been married to his best friend, Sandy, for 7 years. Between them they have four daughters and three sons and 16 grandchildren.


Ken & Wife Cathy Blankenship

Ken is the Church Treasurer. He has been a Christian since he was 9 years old. He grew up playing baseball and softball till he was 40 years old. He loves to play golf now a days. He loves the Lord with his whole heart. He has been married to his wife, Cathy, for 42 years. He is retired from his former occupation of welding. He worked for 40 years in his occupation. He was President of the Union for 21 years. He looks forward to serving the Lord and the church for many more years.


Doug & Wife Susie Davidson

Doug was born in West Virginia, later moving to Oklahoma where he met his lovely wife Susan. They have been married, loving and following the Lord since 1976. They have a daughter who is a teacher, a son who is in law enforcement plus two grandchildren. They moved to New PORT RICHEY in 1996 where they both worked for Pasco County School System. They are now both retired and enjoying this new chapter in their lives. They are blessed with many Christian friends from West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Florida. Doug loves the Lord and does whatever he can for God and the Church.


Judy Smiley

Judy graduated high school in 1963. She graduated RN school in 1966. She was married in 1968 and was blessed with 3 step children and had 3 more children together. Judy has worked and lived in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Florida for 40 years in Healthcare. She retired in 2008. Judy loves the Lord and enjoys serving in the Church, as well as spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys crocheting.


Cathy Blankenship

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Cathy is one of the new Board Members for the year 2023 and serves as Steward. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been married to her husband, Ken, for 42 years. She has worked in the medical field most of her adult life. She has been serving the Lord for over 35 years. She says it is exciting to watch her church grow each week and looks forward to serving the Lord for many years to come. She has also started and serves our Food Pantry and has helped a number of families in need.


Chris Silva

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Chris is a new Board Member for 2023 and serves as Trustee.He has been married to his wonderful bride, Laurie, for 20+ years. They have two grown sons that live in the mid-west. He currently serves on the Worship Team and plays, electric, acoustic, and bass guitar. In their spare time, Chris and Laurie share many hobbies. Chris also enjoys building guitar pedals. Chris and Laurie also enjoy adopting and working with rescue Rottweilers. They both love the Lord and enjoy serving.