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Phillip Herrington


Pastor Phillip Herrington is a long-time member of The Revolution Church, and currently serves as the Co-Senior Pastor along side his younger brother Ryan Herrington. Phillip graduated from The Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland FL, Polk State College Aerospace, and Thomas Edison State University where he became a Professional Pilot with an undergrad in Aerospace Administration and Business. Phillip currently works as a Lead Check Airman for Delta Air Lines while also enrolled at Wesley Bible Seminary for a Masters in divinity. Phillip came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 2002. His deeply rooted faith and passion for sharing the love of Jesus is undeniable and will be evident from the moment you meet him.

In 2017, Phillip married his beautiful wife Lindsey. Lindsey shares in her husbands passion for spreading the good news of the gospel and showing the love of Jesus Christ through consistent dedication to the mission of The Revolution Church. In 2022, they were blessed with their first born child Parker James Herrington. This family of three when not flying the friendly skies or pastoring the church can be found boating the inter coastal as their favorite hobby is soaking in the sun and salt water at any one of a few sandbars in Florida.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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Ryan Herrington


Ryan has been involved in ministry most of his life and the passion he has for serving Jesus is evident from the moment you talk to him. Ryan gave his heart and life to Christ in 2007. Ryan is married to his wife Makenna and they have been happily married since October, 2022. Makenna faithfully serves along side Ryan and shares in his same passion for the ministry.

Growing up the son of a Pastor, Ryan is quite familiar with the demands of ministry. This helped foster Ryan into becoming the youth Director at very young age and subsequently serving as Co-Pastor along side his older brother Phillip, in the wake of their fathers passing.

Ryan is actively enrolled in seminary at Wesley Biblical Seminary to obtain his Bachelors degree in Christian Ministry. Ryan has been Co-pastoring the RC since September of 2021. Ryan and Makenna aspire to see the personal growth of every member of the church and growth as a body of believers as a whole. They firmly believe that each person who comes to worship and hear about Jesus at The Revolution Church should feel loved, accepted, and encouraged in their journey to be like Jesus.

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Cara Harwell

Worship Director

Cara Harwell is a long-time member of The Revolution Church, currently serving as the worship leader, treasurer, children’s ministry teacher, and a member of the Pastoral Relations Committee. Cara graduated from Kathleen High School in Lakeland and attended the University of South Florida, becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She currently works as a Director at Nemours Children’s Hospital.

Cara’s parents, Rev. David, and Shirley Malanowski moved their family to Lakeland from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 1992 to sustain and support the mission of The Revolution Church. In 2002, Cara married Russell Harwell who is the current President of the Trustee Board of the church. After the passing of her father in 2006, Cara continued to support the church in whatever role necessary. Russell and Care are raising two children who are actively involved in the church, especially in music and children’s ministry. Cara enjoys spending time with her family, walking outdoors, and of course singing. She has a special passion for children, music, and administration, and uses these gifts in her roles at The Revolution Church.

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalms 100: 1-2

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Angel Herrington

Church Secretary

Angel Was born in Muncie, Indiana and moved to Lakeland, Florida in 1985. She met her husband (Pastor Rusty Herrington) and married him in 1991 and together they raised 7 kids. She has been a part of The Revolution Church since 2009. She served as a Pastors wife for 31 years until her husband was called home in 2021. She now serves as the Church Sectary and volunteers wherever needed. She enjoys spending time with her 7 grown children and 10 grandchildren. She loves her family and her church family.

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Sam and Josh Nelson

Director of Student Ministries

Hey there! My wife Samantha and I have been part of the Revolution Church family for a fantastic nine years. Our journey together spans 14 years, and we’re proud parents to two amazing daughters. For the last three years, we’ve been immersed in the Children’s Ministry, working alongside an incredible team. In 2022, we stepped up as Youth and Children’s leaders.

We absolutely love helping the kids and teens in our church grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s not just about teaching them; it’s about guiding them to navigate life with a Christ-like mindset. We truly believe that by sharing our knowledge and experiences, we’re not only deepening their understanding of the Bible but also helping them get closer to God in their own personal journeys. It’s a joy to be part of their growth and faith development!