Richard Cooper

Senior Pastor

Richard Cooper, our senior pastor, is a graduate of the University of Memphis (B.S. Education), The Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, CA. (Masters of Divinity), and is completing his Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida at present. He has been on staff at PVPC for 26 years and has served as the senior pastor since 2001. Richard and Tracy have been married for 36 years and have three adult children—Caleb, Jonathan (“JT”), married to Valerie, and Whitney. He loves living at the beach, enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and recreation activities, but most enjoys being a part of the PVPC cross-fit/Spartan sprint exercise crew each morning. 

Staff in Alphabetical Order


Tyrrell Arnold

Student Ministries Director

Having recently moved here from Northern Ireland, (No Brady, not Georgia), Tyrrell brings with him 10+ years of youth work and ministry experience. Receiving his BA in Applied Theology from the University of Gloucestershire, Tyrrell graduated in 2010. He also holds a certificate in Youth Ministry from Union Theological College, Belfast. He has a passion for seeing young people thrive for God in a way that he never did as a teen. Tyrrell's vision is that the young people are not the next generation but a NOW GENERATION that can start where they are to break ground for Jesus in their lives.


Tyrrell is married to Haley and together they have a son, Abbott.  As connesseurs of fine coffee and delicious donuts, the Arnold family like to explore the city of Jacksonville on the hunt for their new favorite places to get these.


Beth Barkoskie

Women's Ministry Assistant

Beth and husband, Martin, have been at PVPC for over 20 years.  She assists PVPC's Women's Ministry Director and, on occasion, helps the "head bean counter."  Beth considers it a privilege and a blessing to be a part of PVPC.  Her loves are Jesus, husband, children and oh, yeah the most precious grandchildren ever!  Her hobbies include quilting and canning.


Gretchen Hamby

Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor / Membership Director

Gretchen brings a strong background in business administration and a desire to serve God to her role as assistant to the Senior Pastor.  She has served in children & youth ministries for over 18 years at PVPC.  Gretchen & Tim have been happily married for 24 years and have two daughters, Kendall & Kaelyn, their Special K’s.  Her hobbies include baking (ask about her zucchini bread) & traveling with her family.


Dr. Brady Haynes

Minister to Families

Dr. B is our resident Bama boy coming from Birmingham, Alabama.  He has served in ministry for over 20 years doing everything from student ministry to leading worship. He received his B.A. in Theology from Florida Baptist Theological College in Graceville, FL, MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA.  and his D. Min from Beeson Divinity School (Samford University) in 2013 with his project entitled "The Power of Pilgrimage." 

Brady is married to Christy whom he met in Bible College. They have three children Abel, Aris, and Audrey. He loves to surf and hang with the fam. 


Jeremiah Jones

Director of Worship Ministries

Jeremiah joined PVPC as worship director in 2014.  He is also an accomplished songwriter and touring artist and regularly travels to Nashville writing songs and recording music.  In his free time, Jeremiah loves beach days with his family, surfing, and playing golf.  He moved to Ponte Vedra in 2012 with his wife, Becca, and grade school kids, Jackson and Lila.  He continues to write music that we enjoy singing on Sunday mornings.


Bill Lee

Facilities Manager

Although his demeanor  is unassuming,  Bill has lead a life that would rival that of Forest Gump. Not only has he served our country while he served in the Navy, he also loves to drive hot rods and jump out of perfectly good airplanes for fun. 


Cherie Lee

Women's Ministry Director

Thirty four years ago, Cherie and her husband, Bill, left their snowy Indiana roots and moved to Florida to begin their married life together. She loves Florida life including gardening and golf year round. Her strongest passion is her love for Jesus and encouraging other women in their relationship with Him.


Marleen Lee

Children's & Nursery Ministry Director / PromiseTown Preschool Director

Marleen was born and raised in Washington State. Go Seahawks!  Her family did not attend church growing up but neighbors drove her to church every Sunday. God planted a seed of passion for Christ in those early years and during a Young Life meeting at age 13, Marleen accepted Jesus as her Savior. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two adult daughters, son-in-law, 15 year old dog, Molly, and the most beautfiul grandsons you've ever seen!  Their family secret - they love roller coasters and anything that goes fast!


Gena Lewis

Director of Administration for Family Ministries

You should know that my husband Phil is the most amazing guy you will ever meet. My kids are also amazing. If you need a volunteer for something...just ask me and I also take in stray dogs in need of a good home. Go EAGLES and Go SHARKS!


Lee Rogers

Financial Secretary/Human Resources

Lee is our official bean counter. A native to Jacksonville, her favorite past time is spending time camping with her family and watching her Georgia Bulldogs play.  Lee became a Christian around the age of 8, but did not become a disciple of Christ till well into her 20’s.  Experiencing God's mercy and grace through a personal relationship with Jesus changed the whole trajectory of her life.  Lee's outlook...Thankful and Blessed.


Julie Zapala

Director of First Impressions

Julie is the hostess with the mostess! She will not only make you feel like a million bucks when you come in, or call in, she will also answer any question you might have. Don't know who to talk to about a specific event? Just ask Julie!  Don't know the meaning of life? Just ask Julie! Want to know how to play squash ball? Just ask Julie!  You get the idea. 

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