Michael Benevides

Michael Benevides

Next Gen Pastor

Objective

I would like to see God move in a great way. Connecting people to the truth about Jesus, discipling them through their walk is crucial. Moving past the ideas that this life is about me, but its about Him. Taking the knowledge we have about Christ and then taking it out to the world in our day to day, through missions and through our serving.

Summary

I have been married 17 years to my wife Natascha. I have 2 children, Analise and Tatiana they are 16 and 14 years old. I served in the Army for 8 years and did a tour in Afghanistan. I am 37 years old and I have been in ministry for 18 years. My grandfather and great grandfather were Pastors and I recently became an ordained Pastor. Sermon audio available upon request.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2012 - Present

Next Gen Pastor

Steamboat Christian Center

As the Next Gen Pastor I oversee  ministries from birth - young adults. The Children's director directly runs preschool- 5th grade and I over see those ministries. The ministries I directly run are middle school ministry which is run on the weekend during service. Student Ministries which is mid week for middle and high school. Our young Adults ministry mets on Tuesday nights.

Extra activities is Sunday night Bible study and Monday morning Student leader meeting.

Meeting with Students so they can connect the dots better in their life and lead in purpose with their gifts is the best time spent for myself and my leaders.

Jan 2010 - Sep 2012

Children's Pastor/ Student Pastor

South Palm Community Church

I worked at South Palm as the Children's Pastor and the Student Pastor.

I would over see 1st grade-12th grade. This requires attention to detail between both ministries. I also helped the preschool director in overseeing Birth- K5. I love working with Children and Students, it is my desire to connect Children & Students with Christ so that they are not only saved but discipled. Part of what I do is connecting parents with the church to keep them on the radar by connecting with them and offering counsel to them and the child whenever possible. Creating fun strategic environments is a great tool to reach students. I like to use Cinema 4d, Cheetah 3d, Adobe after effects to create 3d animations for curriculum and also bumper videos as well. Thinking outside the box to create fun environments where students will invite their friends so they can hear the loving message of Jesus Christ is important. 

Jun 2005 - Dec 2009

Children's Pastor/ IT Technician

Christ Fellowship

I started out working at Christ Fellowship as an IT Technician, but then I felt called to Childrens ministry. So I worked as both an IT Technician and also the Children's Pastor for the new campus in Stuart that we opened in 2007.

Mar 2004 - May 2005

Combat Medic

U.S. Army

I was in the National Guard for 8 years but during this time I was deployed to Afghanistan with an MP unit as the medic. During this time it was my job to be a Military Police first then when someone got hurt to be a medic. I was the senior medic for over 200 soldiers.

Oct 1997 - Nov 2001

Volunteer Children's Pastor

Covenant Centre International

My wife Natascha and I started out in Children's Ministry when we first got married and we served as the Children's Pastor there for over 4 years as volunteers. We put together the curriculum and taught on Sundays. We organized a couple of programs for the kids like, Junior leaders program. Which was for our 5th graders, to disciple them as leaders.

Education

Education
Jan 2006 - Jun 2007

Computer Networking

New England Tech
Aug 2002 - Dec 2003

Palm Beach Atlantic University

I was attending PBAU when my Unit was called up to deploy over seas.

Missions

I have been a apart of different local missions and 2 trips to Monkey Bay which is in Malawi Africa

Skills

Skills

Gaming engine

Unity 3d is a gaming rendering engine. It also is used to build iphone, android, Xbox 360 and playstation games.

Computer languages

HTML, Java, Ruby, Python, C++, C#

Website and Program building

I have a knowledge of Dreamweaver and other online CMS programs.Such content management systems such as wordpress and concrete 5. I have built web browsers for our kiosk giving stations using a C++ compiler.

3d Modeling & Animation

I have a great knowledge of Cheetah 3d, Cinema 4d, Daz Studio and Bryce. These software programs are 3d modeling and animating programs. Cinema 4d is software that has been used in movies like Avatar.

Video & Image Editing

I have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Photoshop and a very good working knowledge of After Effects 9-CC.