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Lead Pastor

Dr. Dan Tyler

» Personal Information

Born on November 27, 1953, in Orlando, FL. He resides in Apopka with his wife, Renee'. They have two adult daughters and three grandsons, all of whom are active in church ministry. His hobbies include music and exploring new places. During his travels, he has collected more than 350 eagle replicas and over 250 coffee mugs from around the world.


» Ministerial Experience

He began traveling with his evangelist father in 1965 at the age of twelve. He entered the music ministry in 1968 at the age of fifteen.  He was licensed into the Gospel ministry on February 22, 1970; Orlando, Florida and Ordained on October 8, 1972; Orlando, Florida


Dr. Tyler's theme song is "To Be Used Of God."  That has been his prayer since 1965.    He has ministered in all 50 states, conducted 35 mission trips around the world, visited Washington, DC, 70 times, endorsed 20 military chaplains, trained clergy in 83 countries, pastored a church of 350, and financially sponsored missionaries around the world.  


He speaks in public 3-7 times a week and is introduced often as a “pastor to pastors.”  In October 2001, he was deployed to the still-burning World Trade Center by the Justice Department during operation "PENTTBOMB."  He served two days at ground zero, two days at the temporary morgue, and seven days at the Staten Island Joint Task Force Recovery Operation during the searched for evidence, personal belongings, and human remains.   In 2016 he served as a chaplain at the Orlando Pulse Terror Attack Investigation Center, ministering to 500 federal agents and 1,500 other LE officers from 28 agencies.

» Military & Chaplaincy Experience

Resident Chaplain – Federal Law Enforcement Academy:  January 2019, January 2018, January 2016, January 2015, October 2011, January 2011, May 2006, February 2003, and January 1996.  


Chaplain, Lieutenant, City of Apopka Police Department

May 1990 - May 1999


Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel, Florida Wing – U. S. Air Force Aux., 1988 - 1996


Religious Education Specialist, US Army, 1974 - 1980

​» Professional Education

Doctor of Ministry, North Florida Theological Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida, 1989


Master of Arts (Biblical Studies), Liberty Christian College,

Pensacola, Florida, 1986


Bachelor of Science, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1980


Bachelor of Religious Education, International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, 1980



» Other Training

Federal Chaplains In-service Training:  Norman, OK, August 2018, LE Academy, June 2016;  LE Academy, Nov 2015;  Atlanta, GA, Jul 2009;  LE Academy, Sep 2007;  Seattle, WA, Aug 2004;  Spokane, WA, Jul 2003;  Philadelphia, PA, Jun 1999; San Jose, CA, Jul 1996;  Birmingham, AL, Jul 1995; LE Academy, Sep 1993.



Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Training:  LE Academy, 1995;  ICPC Seminar, 1993;  Basic certification with ICISF - July 2003


Certified Senior Chaplain:  International Conference of Police Chaplains, 1995


Graduate of the United States Air University National Staff College:  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, 1991

» Positions Held

Vice-President - International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida, 1971 – 1988


President and Senior Minister - International Seminary, Plymouth, Florida 1988 to Present


Ecclesiastical Endorsing Agent - Armed Forces Chaplains Board - Department of Defense, 1989 to Present, a position that carries a GS-15 Equivalency.


Federal Law Enforcement Chaplain – Tampa Division, 1993 to Present.  Southern Region (8 states) Chaplain Representative, Oct 2019 to Present


Founding Pastor - New Vision Community Church,  Plymouth, Florida, September 1996 to Present



​» Memberships

Military Chaplains Association of the U. S. A.

National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces

International Conference of Police Chaplains - Life member

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member



» Awards & Honors

Selected Southern Region Federal Chaplain Representative, Oct 2019

Speaker, National Conference On Ministry To The Armed Forces, Jan 2019

Speaker, Law Enforcement Academy, with record attendance.

Keynote Speaker, Federal LE Training, Norman, OK, Aug 2018

Pulse Terror Attack Certificate Of Appreciation, FBI Orl, Aug 2017

Letter of Appreciation, FBI Deputy Assistant Director, March 2016

Service Award from FBI Director James Comey, May 2014

Speaker, 911 Ten Year City Wide Ceremony, Sep 11, 2011

Life Member, Veterans Of Foreign Wars, Post 10147, Oct 2010

Regional Director, Sonshine Network Ministries, September 2008

T. L. Lowery Global Board Of Executive Elders, March 2008

Distinguished Service Medal, Bronx Chaplaincy of NYC, Nov 2006

Outstanding Service Award, Volusia County Sheriff's Office,  May 2005

Honorary Chaplain, Volusia County Sheriff's Office, March 2005

Lifetime Achievement Award, New Vision Church, Nov 2003

Certificate of Appreciation, Volusia County Sheriff's Office, June 2003

World Trade Center Onsite FBI Chaplain, October 2001

Certificate of Appreciation, ICPC (Police Chaplains), Mar 2001

Published by Behavioral Science Unit, FBI Academy, October 2000

Certificate of Recognition, FBI EAP, June 1999

Award of Appreciation: “Operation About Time" FBI, Dec 1996

Private Meeting FBI Director Louis Freeh, Washington,  Dec 1995

Key to the City of Apopka, 1993

Letter of Appreciation, President of the United States, 1993

Award of Appreciation, Apopka Police Department, 1993

Outstanding Faculty Member, International. Seminary, 1992, 1993

Southeast Region CO Commendation, USAF Auxiliary, 1992

Gill Robb Wilson Award, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 1992

Apopka Police Department Commendation, 1991

Membership in the Holy Order of St. Gregory the Illuminator, 1990

Outstanding Chaplain of the Year, Florida Wing, USAF Aux., 1990

Certificate of Appreciation, Navy Chief of Chaplains Office, 1989

Certificate of Appreciation, Florida Wing - US Air Force Aux., 1989

Key to the City of Apopka, 1989

Various other civic, military, and religious awards

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