Frank Adams, Lead Pastor
Frank is a native of Orlando, Florida and received his Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida. After college, he worked for Disney in various leadership roles within the Restaurant Operation’s Line of Business. Frank has been a life long Methodist and follower of Christ. He has served in many lay leader roles within the U.M.C tradition for over nine years and he has become passionate about families, marriages, our youth, social equality, diversity and inclusion, and the successful continuance of Christian discipleship.
Frank became a Certified Candidate for Christian ministry in the East Central District of the Florida United Methodist Church Conference in June of 2011. Soon thereafter, he entered seminary as a full-time student. On May 11, 2015, Frank graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Masters of Divinity degree. On July 1, 2015, he was appointed as the Senior Pastor of New Horizon Church. Frank has been tasked to move NHC into their future and new facility while still realizing its mission and vision to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Northeast Polk county.
Pastor Frank is happily married to his wife, Molly, and has four children. Their son, Kevin, attends the University of Florida and serves as the Youth Director at Arlington UMC in Jacksonville, Florida. Our daughters, Jaidan, Raygan and Leia are involved in dance and various sports activities. All fully participate in the United Methodist Church. In his leisure time, Frank enjoys movies, basketball, Christian music and spending time with family and friends.
Israel Suarez, Minister of Evangelism, Youth and Latino Ministries
Pastor Israel Suarez is native from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Israel became a Certified Candidate for Christian ministry in the East Central District of the Florida United Methodist Church Conference in June of 2011. He is passionate in serving the community and leading Christians and non- Christians to an encounter with God. Israel is currently pursuing his studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, so he may continue working in ministry. He has been serving in New Horizons UMC since July 2018. Rev. Israel enjoys working with Youth greatly and being a church planter. He has been a church planter for 5 years. He has also been a co-pastor in a prior UMC. Pastor Israel works together in ministry with his wife, Tiara Suarez and has 5 children, John Anthony, Wesley Omar, Jonathan Gabriel, Isabella and Eliana. His hobbies are technology, basketball, family and listening to worship music. Israel has a willing heart and has big spiritual ambitions for New Horizons UMC.
Charles Jones, Traditional Worship Music Director
Charles Jones is a native of Albany NY. He attended Westminster Choir College and Rutgers University. He served as a public and private school music teacher, conductor of community and festival choruses, and for 25 years as church music director in NY and NJ. Charles moved to Davenport 2 years ago and has served at a Lutheran church in Clearwater before coming to us. He also works part time at Disney World.