Christ Wesleyan Church is an small Christian church established in 1996. We have a committed membership and we are looking to help our friends, family and our local community come to know Christ and lead holy lives.
We are under authority to the Wesleyan Church, specifically to the Florida District. The Wesleyan Church finds it’s roots in the Great Awakening in the 1700’s, in it’s founder John Wesley, and is in the line of the Methodist/Holiness tradition. As such, it is a well established, evangelical denomination with a rich history. Christ Wesleyan’s theology embodies all it’s historical roots; it’s noble heritage and finds it’s authority in scripture.
We are a loving church with a theology that is stable and time-honored, yet not stuck in the past. We believe God’s message is relevant to all men at all times. So we love God and each other; and worship together and praise God for His overwhelming love and mercy. We want to tell others too, so that they may enjoy God’s mercy and goodness for themselves. Like our denomination’s founder John Wesley, we have a zeal to share God’s goodness and good news (Gospel) with others.
Christ Wesleyan was led by our founding pastor until 2014, when our current pastor was brought on due to the founding pastor’s retirement. Here’s a bit of how we got started…
Curtis Lee, Founding Pastor
Curtis Lee has embodied the word “service” from the earliest days of his life; from the time he sold his only valuable asset, the family cow, to pay for his tuition for Christian College. Upon graduation from Central Wesleyan College, Curtis was ordained as a minister of the gospel and started a new church in Deland, Florida; a thriving church to this day. Curtis served in five churches in Virginia and Florida, and was a founding pastor for three churches. He obtained a masters degree in education from Stetson University, and served his community as a public school teacher for over two decades. He shaped many generations by instilling and demonstrating a love for learning, honor, loyalty, civic duty and commitment.
In 1996 Pastor Lee founded Christ Wesleyan Church in a YMCA building. He coordinated, built and finally paid off the church building, while serving, instructing, and shepherding his flock. He served the Wesleyan Church by being a district leader, youth leader and heading the Florida districts Central Eastern zone of the Leadership Development Journey for pastors. He’s a loving father to four sons by his first wife, Beulah, until her passing. God brought his current wife, Mary, into his life, and expanded his family making him the father of ten children and a grandfather many times over.
Curtis has been a long time and faithful friend to so many, and stalwart of Christian piety and humility. He has modeled a life of pastoral care, evangelism and prayer; and used the gifts and talents God has given him for service to the glory of Christ and the expansion of His kingdom. The current multipurpose building at Christ Wesleyan Church, has been named the Lee Fellowship Hall, in honor of his extraordinary accomplishments and selfless service.
Jeremy Arminger, Current Pastor
Pastor Jeremy Armiger was born on November 25, 1987. He is married to Ana Martinez, (now Ana Armiger). They met during a school trip to Israel while attending college. Pastor Jeremy was born and raised in a christian home and was called to the ministry at the age of 13 while attending youth camp. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master of divinity degree from Princeton Seminary. Pastor Jeremy accepted the call to serve our church in July of 2014, both he and Ana are grateful to serve alongside the wonderful people of Christ Wesleyan. Pastor Jeremy and Ana have added a new member to their family and our church in 2016. Welcome Adeline!
Learn more about our service to others.
See how a desire to serve Deltona became Christ Wesleyan Church.