Michael Parnell, Lead Pastor
& his wife Amber



Pastor Michael was born and raised in Central Florida, accepted Christ at age 17 and received the call to ministry when he was 21. He married his beautiful wife Amber in 1991 and they have a son, Nicholas, who is currently enrolled in Full Sail University. Pastor Michael is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) and earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies at International Bible Seminary.  Michael has over 25 years of ministry experience serving in a variety of positions: lay minister, Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Executive Pastor. Before being called to be Lead Pastor at Boyette Springs Church of God, he and his family lived in Starke, FL where he was Lead Pastor of River of Life Church.  

Favorite things to do: spending time with the family, playing golf, vacationing on Marco Island or the Smoky Mts, and on occasion, eat a good steak at Flemings!




Richard Dixon
Executive Pastor / CFO



Dr. Richard Dixon, originally from Bel Air, Maryland is a retired Coast Guard Veteran. He is an Ordained Minister and has been in ministry his entire life serving in many capacities. Richard earned his Doctorate in Theology (Pastoral Theology) at Andersonville Theological Seminary and his Masters degree in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary . He is also an Academic Dean and Theology Professor at Luder Wycliffe Theological Seminary.

He is married to his wife Kathy of 15 years and enjoys photography, camping, coffee, and his 2 Cocker Spaniels!





Steven & Lea Sullivan
Journey Student Ministries
Youth Leaders




Steven and Lea Sullivan have been at BSCOG for over a year, have been married for over 15 years and have four children. They both have been in the Bay area for the majority of their lives & have raised their children here since 2004. Steven works for the local Sheriff's Office and has done so since 2003. Lea is a full time mother, wife & daughter devoting the majority of her time to raising her children under the Lord. Steven found Christ in 2007 and has served along with his wife in youth/children's ministry since. Lea was raised in the church & began fully devoting herself to the ministry in 2007. They devoted their family to serving the Lord shortly after. The Sullivan family loves being together & experiencing new things. They enjoy travel, getting together with friends, arts & crafts, as well as sharing the Love of Christ with those they meet in practical ways.





Amy Egli
Journey Kids
Team Leader





Charlotte McElwain
Worship Team Leader





Amy is a Florida native, born and raised in Riverview, Florida. Amy is an active member of BSCOG and Team Leader of our Children's Ministry. She also assits our Youth Group and is part of the Worship Team. Amy loves creative arts, photography and animals. She also loves serving the Lord and spending time with her family.









Charlotte McElwain is a Florida native, born and raised in Ruskin, Florida. She faithfully serves as the Worship Team Leader as well as the Team Leader of the BSCOG Senior's Ministry. She has been a school bus driver for Hillsborough County Schools for over 20 years. She currently transports special needs kids. Charlotte also loves spending time with her family, friends, and spoiling her grandkids.





Kathleen Dixon
Church Administrator



Kathy was born and raised in Michigan, but calls Florida home. She has served in several capacities in ministry alongside her husband Rich. She earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education from the University of Tampa and is a former Hillsborough Country School teacher. Kathy also loves spending time outdoors, creative arts, camping and cuddling with her "furry kids".


Service Times

    9:30 a.m. - Life Groups
    10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship

    7:00 p.m. - Midweek Refuel

Contact Us

12114 Boyette Road
Riverview, FL 33569