To contact the church, call 407.423.3441, and dial the extension listed next to each person's name. Church office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm, and Friday, 8:30am-2pm.
To email any of our staff directly, simply click on their name.
Dr. David Swanson, Senior Pastor
The Rev. Dr. David D. Swanson is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Dr. Swanson received his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to his arrival in Orlando, he served two pastorates: the first in Signal Mountain, TN as an Associate for both youth ministry and discipleship; the second in Ft. Myers, FL as Senior Pastor and Head of Staff. He and his wife, Leigh, have three children: John David, Alex, and Kaylee.
Email David, or call x1451.
Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor
Pastoral & Congregational Care
Mission & Evangelism
Administrative Assistant for Evangelism, x1474
The Magnolia Preschool
Family Life and Discipleship
Rev. Jack Peebles
Associate Pastor of Discipleship, x1458
Director of Connecting Ministry, x1186
SHINE Children’s Ministry
Dale van Gelder
Chief Operating Officer,
Support Analyst, x1493
Director of Human Resources,
Director of Hospitality & Special Events, x1463
Facilities, Special Services & Maintenance
Director of Communications & VP of Fun, x1485
AV Technician, x1482
Project Coordinator, x1480
Communications Specialist, x1467
Communications Coordinator, x2151
Administrative Assistant, x1485
Heart of the City Foundation
For more than 35 years, Heart of the City Foundation (HOCF) has been supporting the ministries of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, as well as other like-minded partners throughout our city and around the globe.