Our Team

ourteam5The Lord Jesus Christ – Founder and President – The Lord Jesus Christ is our Founder and Leader. It has truly been miraculous to see how the Lord has brought so many believers together from different backgrounds. The Lord has worked a genuine spirit of poverty among our leadership team that results in an extraordinary collaborative atmosphere of yieldedness and teachability. There is no need to jockey for the head position because we have come to the realization that the head position is filled…by Jesus Himself. This means we function with a sober awareness that the Lord truly is the initiator and leader of the Sanford Ministry Center.

 

 

 

 

Jeff & Melanie Krall – Vision Servant Leader – Jeff has been the President of the Sanford Ministers Fellowship since 1991. With over 30 years of pastoral experience Jeff knows the challenges ministry leaders face. Jeff carries a prophetic passion to see the Body of Christ in this community answer the Lord’s Prayer that we would be one so the world will recognize Jesus as the Savior of the World. He authored several books about the process of Christian maturity and how that leads to corporate unity.

Jeff loves his wife Melanie and their son Thomas. He enjoys exotic cars, golfing, sci-fi movies and dreams of being a lead guitarist in a rock band.

 

 

ourteam3Paul & Dawn BenjaminKingdom Servant Leader – Paul is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of the Central Florida Dream Center and the Love Sanford Project. Paul is a gifted leader and mentor. He has great insight into how the Gospel of the Kingdom is changing the culture of the Spiritual, Social and Economic areas of our community. He has a keen ability to network and to facilitate connections throughout the Body of Christ. Paul has worked over 25 years in non-profit and corporate arenas. Paul is a local and national conference speaker, and has appeared on many TV and radio programs.

Paul loves his wife Dawn and their children and enjoys long walks on the beach.

 

 

ourteam2Stu & Donna WalthersManaging Servant Leader – Stu, also known as Deputy Stu, served over 33 years as a Seminole County Deputy.  As a Pastor and a mentor, he is the ideal person to reach out to hurting in our community.  He has a servant’s heart that reflects the core value of the Sanford Ministry Center to serve and add value to those he comes in contact with.  He also trains others in conflict resolution and communication skills. With a no nonsense disposition if something needs getting done Pastor Stu is the man for the job.

Stu loves his wife Donna and their children. He enjoys salt-water fishing, the beach and fun family activities.

 

 

ourteam1Dr. John & Mary Murphy – Oversight Servant Leader – John is the Founder and CEO of Harvest Time International. John is a gifted Business and Ministry leader with over 40 years of experience serving the Body of Christ and the needy here and around the world. John is an effective Bible teacher and mentor in the things of God. With the evident favor of the Lord upon John’s ministry, he is a great blessing to everyone he contacts as a father in the community. With his years of ministry and business experience John provides the needed oversight to work of the Ministry Center.

John loves his wife Mary and their children and enjoys long walks on the beach a spending time with their grandchildren at Disney World.