Meet Rod


Rod Padgett

Worship / Youth Pastor


Rod Padgett is originally from Leesburg. After graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach in 1990, he has spent the last 25 years serving in churches in Florida, Georgia (Atlanta) and Texas (Dallas.) Rod also did a stint traveling with a Christian band. Rod has contributed as a musician, writer and producer on well over 100 album projects (Watermark, Passion Worship, Sandy Patti) as well as commercials and even wrote songs for Chic-fil-A.

Family: My wife Jamie (all around awesome and talented person and my MUCH better half;) Conor -18 (Naval Air Traffic Controller); Tegan – 15 (Golden Girl Cheer/Dance Squad member, new driver – watch out on the roads!); Zoe – 12 (reader/writer, dancer and fashionista); Keira – 11 (aspiring singer/musician, my “sweetie petey”).


Fun Facts About Rod

Favorite Quote
There are only two kinds of music…good and bad! Arthur Fiedler (former conductor of the Boston Pops).
Favorite Verse
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Ministry Verse
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Little Known Fact About Me
I’m passionate about food/cooking.
Favorite Sports Team
Dallas Cowboys
Bucket List Unfinished Items
Golf at Pebble Beach, African Safari, Europe with Jamie
Most Exotic Place Visited
Hong Kong
Persons I most want to sit under a tree in heaven with
Bach, C.S. Lewis
Favorite Sound
It’s a tie between my family telling me they love me and the sound of voices in a congregation worshiping God.