Palmwood Church’s Ministry Team is here to serve you!

John Kimball

Lead Planter/Pastor/Missions Ministry

With nearly 30 years of pastoral experience, John leads our ministry team. He loves the local church and is passionate about her connection with the community. John also mentors pastors, church planters and missionaries across the country and around the world.

Michael Brinkley

Pastor/Discipleship Ministries

Michael served as an Assistant Pastor in Virginia before becoming pastor of a church in North Carolina. The Brinkleys also served as missionaries for a term in Japan. Michael plays many roles in Palmwood Church, but primarily oversees our Discipleship and Life Group Ministries.

Stephen O’Guin

Worship Ministries

Stephen is the son of a pastor and part of a musical family. Trained in Worship Music at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia, Stephen has both great skill in leading corporate worship and a depth of heart to draw people into God’s presence.

Bob Buford


After serving in the United States Coast Guard and then working for CRU (formerly Campus Crusade), Bob serves an executive role for Palmwood Church, overseeing administration and serving as our Church Treasurer.

Gayle Buford

Administrative Assistant/Benevolence Ministry

Retired from Orange County Public Schools where she specialized in reading and literacy, Gayle now serves as our Administrative Assistant and coordinates our benevolence ministry.

Kathryn Kimball 

Children’s Ministry

Formerly serving as Director of Children and Family Ministries at our sending church in Minnesota, Kathryn’s training and expertise includes both a Masters Degree in Christian Ministry and Certification as an Educational Therapist for children with learning disabilities.

Denise Brinkley

Children’s Ministry/Financial Secretary

Denise is mom and home-schooling teacher for her four boys. She is administratively very gifted. With a degree in Social Work and several years of both missions and local church ministry experience, Denise has a heart for disciple-making.

Danny Eshcol

Midrash Youth Ministry

Danny is an Advising Manager for students with Valencia College in Orlando, and has a particular heart for international students, which is his area of expertise. Danny is pursuing his Masters of Divinity with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Lauren Kimball

Midrash Youth Ministry

Lauren is an elementary school teacher with the Orange County Public Schools, she is also pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education from University of Central Florida.

Anna Kimball

Media Manager

Anna graduated from Liberty University and is now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Forensic Biology from University of Central Florida. She oversees our church app and website, and manages our social media feeds and other communication tools.