Jon Wixtrom is a graduate of the University of South Florida (BA in Religious Studies) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM in Pastoral Ministry) and completed his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in December 2015. He and his wife, Tracie, have been blessed with four children: Jack, Sydney, Aslan, and Eriksson. His personal interests include coaching sports, outdoor adventure, theology, eating good chicken wings, and enjoying his family. "I am extremely excited to be a part of what God is doing through the body of believers at Church of the Open Door. God is using my heart and passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the church that He is building, as well as my genuine care and compassion for people, to encourage God's people to knowledge, obedience, and ministry for His glory. The Lord has uniquely shaped me through full-time ministry in several different pastorates in Florida.
God's call upon my life to shepherd His people has placed within me an insatiable desire to lead, encourage, love, teach, and labor with His people to strengthen the church that Christ is building. I am convinced that the church is established to glorify God by being a body that demonstrates the Truth of God, the supremacy of Christ, and the unity and love of His Spirit. I am committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ no matter how unpopular, intolerant, and insensitive it may be perceived. My only platform is the Bible, the inspired inerrant word of God and I am excited to share its truth to instill purpose and passion in His people."
Joshua Rexford has been involved in ministry and teaching since 2008 and has been the Youth Director at Church of the Open Door since January 2014. He has been in leadership positions as an organizer for the Young Adult Fellowship (YAF) meetings, a Children's Church leader (Westwood Baptist Church), a history and theatre teacher (FAITH Homeschool Co-op), and the founder and organizer of F.A.I.T.H. Players (a Homeschool drama group). Joshua married his sweetheart, Tabitha, in October, 2015. His interests include History, Film, Theatre, and goofing off with children of all ages.
Deacons and Elders
The church shall elect persons to the offices of Ruling Elder and Deacon. Each officer should be an active male member who meets the qualifications set forth in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.