DAVID TOWNER - SENIOR PASTOR

David is originally from San Fransisco, grew up in San Jose, but came to Tampa to be the Senior Pastor of Openwater Church many years ago!  He is the author of:

He is a graduate from California State University, Chico with a BA and MA.  He also received his MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary which he loves to say is the greatest seminary in the world!  David is married to Tonya, and is the father to Shana, Kari, and Rebekah, and a Grandparent to four boys; Caleb, Cohen, Cade, and Jack. David is known to love meeting new people! If you are able to join us for a Sunday service, you will find him outside shaking everyone's hands as they come and go!

Kim MCCollough - office manager/children's coordinator

Kim comes from Mississippi so you will hear her accent. But then again, we live in Florida and many have the same accent! Kim is married to Russell (22 years!). They have one daughter named, Megan. Kim went to Pensacola Christian College and majored in Accounting and Business Administration. She worked a Pine Lake Church in Brandon Mississippi as a office manager. She loves children, enjoys building team, and developing leaders who can teach the times truths of God to the next generation. 

TONYA TOWNER - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS and celebrate recovery ministry leader

Tonya is originally from Lost Wages, I mean, Las Vegas! Tonya is responsible for the overall operations of the church including finances (responsible to the Financial Advisory Board: FAB). She is responsible for leadership development and the running of our CR program. Tonya also co-authored the Today Is My Favorite Day Workbook with her husband David. 

HERB MARLOWE - MARRIAGE PASTOR

Herb is originally from Albany, NY and came to us through an interesting series of life events that guided he and his wife Kristin into marriage ministry. Herb works a full time job but is very accessible to help with your marriage questions or just to talk. Herb and Kris have a heart and drive to see marriages work and to thrive using God’s Biblical principles. Herb oversees the Openwater Church Marriage Ministry (Marriage In Motion).

rachel dunsmire - music coordinator

Rachel is married to Marcus. They have three children and one on the way.  She has a Master's Degree in Music Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Rachel has lead worship in many churches since college and has performed for multiple cover bands.  

JUSTIN HOFFMAN - STUDENT MINISTER

Justin is originally from Huntsville, AL. He is responsible for the student ministries (6th-12th grade) here at Openwater church. He is a graduate from Lee University where he received a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry. He and Casey have been married for five years and they have two children Davis and Dawson.

DANIEL SOARES - SMALL GROUPS & food pantry COORDINATOR

Daniel is originally from Brazil and through being an IT Director with Gerdau Steel his family moved to the United States. Daniel is married to his wonderful wife Rita and they are now grandparents to their sweet granddaughter Julia. Daniel leads our Life Group Ministry at Openwater Church and is responsible for life group leadership development. Daniel is an avid soccer fan and can still hold his own on the field too!