Updated May 12, 2019
MEET THE PASTOR
AND HIS FAMILY
Andy Staley is a Certified Ruling Elder from the First Presbyterian Church of Brandon, commissioned to serve the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred. He has a B.S. from Colorado Technical University and has completed the Commissioned Lay Pastor program at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, graduating in 2010. He has been serving as pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred since May 1, 2016. The commissioning service was held on August 21, 2016 by the Presbytery at FPCLA. He was just recently re-commissioned to serve another three years at FPCLA.
Andy, and his wife Nancy are native Floridians, childhood sweethearts, and have been married for 49 years this June (2019). They have two children (Tammy & Marc) and three grandchildren (Tynan, Laney & Katie), all living in Colorado.
Two of their grandchildren have gone to live with Jesus: Katie, who was a vibrant five-year old just finishing kindergarten in Golden, Colorado when a virus attacked her heart and she died unexpectedly on May 22, 2013 just before turning six. Tynan, only 19 years young, was a brilliant, fun-loving guy, a freshman at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs died unexpectedly on April 19, 2019 when he took his own life, just a couple months from turning twenty. We all experience tragedy at some point in our lives when a loved one dies - whether we are expecting it or not, it's never easy. But, we know that through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ we can find hope for tomorrow.
Our third grandchild, Laney is a sweet, loving, beautiful 16 year old (turns 17 on May 20) that is finishing up her Junior year at Heritage High School and will be performing in the Color Guard her Senior year at Heritage High School.
Andy and Nancy currently reside in Temple Terrace. Nancy's 91-year old mother also lives with them in Temple Terrace and attends church with them regularly. Andy is retired from Verizon and Nancy from Bausch & Lomb.
Pastor Andy can be reached at:
Cell Phone: (813) 727-1765
First Presbyterian Church of Lake Alfred