why we exist
We want to help people Know God, Live Free, Find Purpose and Make a Difference.
Whatever your story is, our hope is that you can call this place your home. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed as you experience the freedom that Christ has for you. Everything we do here at WHWC is geared towards giving YOU the best possible church experience so that nothing stands in the way of you connecting to and serving God.
You can begin to know and understand what and who God is by attending our weekly services on Sunday at 9am or 11am or on Wednesdays at 7pm.
Discover the purpose and the plan that God has for you by going through our Next Steps classes. Here you will learn more about what God has for you and how you can live out you're calling. Sign up today!
One of the ways that God has given us a pathway to freedom is by living life full of meaningful relationships. Get plugged into one of our connect groups at WHWC!
Make a difference
This is one of the highest privileges that God has given us - being able to serve others and show them the grace and mercy that God has shown us. Once you go through Next Steps you can serve on our Dream Team!
Jeff Connor is the Lead Pastor of WHWC along with his wife, Kim Connor. Both were trained at Southeastern College where they met and fell in love during the Spring of 1986.
They began their ministry serving as youth pastors for Pastor Reggie Scarborough at Family Worship Center in Lakeland, Florida in 1986. It was there that Pastor Jeff felt a call to be a full time pastor.
In March, 1991 they pioneered their first church in Haines City, Florida with a congregation of 100 people. Three years later, the Haines City congregation of 240 people had an opportunity to move to Winter Haven, Florida and become Winter Haven Worship Center.
In 2006, the Lord spoke to Pastor Jeff and told him to “Prepare for a Supernatural Harvest.” It became clear that more space would be needed to accommodate all those who were making WHWC their home church. In 2009, WHWC completed a state of the art sanctuary with a seating capacity of 1006.
Since 1991, the congregation has increased to approximately 1500 people with two morning services on Sunday.