Shepherds

Our elders do a wonderful job of shepherding the congregation at Concord Street.  To read more about these men please click see below.  


"Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood" Acts 20:28,

  • Ron Benvegna

    Originally from Nashville, TN, Ron attended Lipscomb University and graduated with a degree in Business.  During college he did mission work in Scotland and South Carolina.  He met his wife, Rovenia, in chapel during his first quarter before graduation.  They maried in 1975 and have two sons.  James and Emilie have three daughters and live in Stuart, FL, where he serves as a deacon at the Stuart church of Christ.  Matthew and Janelle live in that Atlanta area and have two daughters.  They are active at the Peachtree Corners church of Christ.  


    Ron Previously served as a deacon at Concord Street from 1980-81 before being transferred to Maryland with Lockheed Martin Corp.  He served as an elder at Central church of Christ in Altamonte Springs, FL, as well as at the Sanford church of Christ.  He spent 38 years in the Aerospace Industry and is now retired.  He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain's license and enjoys woodworking and fishing.  He was installed as an elder at Concord Street on March 25, 2018.  

  • Ulysses Campbell

    Ulysses (UL) Campbell is a native Floridian residing in Orlando most of his life. He attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida with a major in mathematics education. He met his wife Rhonda while attending FSU.


    UL, as he is known, worked in the hospitality/food service industry for over 22 years, with the majority of his career in that industry, as an associte of the Ruby Tuesday Restaurants. Designated as a corporate trainer, he often traveled to different locations to train restaurant/kitchen staff to assure the uniform quality of the foods served to Ruby Tuesday diners. For the past 7 years he has been employed by Orange County I operations as a firefighter.


    UL and Rhonda have one daughter, three sons and three grandchildren.


    Ulysses began his service as a Shepherd in April, 2008.

  • Robin Pruitt

    Robin Pruitt was born on October 3, 1957 in Orlando, Florida. Robin attended school at Christian Home & Bible School and graduated in 1975. At the age of 11, Robin obeyed the Gospel while attending the Ocoee Church of Christ. He attended Freed-Hardeman University for 3 years before entering an electrical apprenticeship program.


    In 1979, Robin met Kathy Scott at her brother's wedding. A while later in January of 1981, they began dating and after a 5 week courtship, became engaged. Robin was an electrician and Kathy was continuing her college education when they were married on July 17, 1981. In August of 1983, their first son (Matthew) was born. In 1985 Robin left the electrical industry and began working in sales. Their second son, Michael, was born in August of 1986. In 1988, Robin started his own business in sales and in February of 1990 they had their third son, Chris. Robin closed his sales company and got back into the electrical field by starting another business in 1991 which is known as Power Time Electric, Inc.


    When Robin was 20 years old he began working as a volunteer youth minister with the Church of Christ of West Orange in Winter Garden FL. After 17 years in this position, a full time youth minister was hired. Robin continued to work with the youth and in 1986 became a Deacon over youth at West Orange. Robin and Kathy came to the Concord Street Church of Christ in 2010 where Robin continued to work and assist the youth program.


    Robin enjoys outdoor activities such as running, boating, water skiing, telling jokes and spending time with family. Robin praises his parents for their Godly influence and patience while raising him. Throughout Robin’s life he has enjoyed helping and teaching young people. 


      Robin’s greatest achievement is raising three faithful boys. Matthew, his oldest, lives in Memphis, Tennessee and is working in medical sales. Michael is married to McKenna and has a 2 year old daughter (Hunter) and a 1 year old son named Thatcher.


    His youngest son, Chris, attends Harding University in Searcy, AR and majors in computer science. 


    Robin’s passion and prayer is to continue “Teaching and assisting young people in growing closer to Christ and helping them to obey the Gospel of Christ.”  

  • Brent Bell

    Brentson (Brent) J. Bell Jr. was born in Decatur, Alabama. Brent currently works for the U.S. Army as a Deputy Product Manager. He is the son of 1SGT(R) Brentson J. Bell Sr (United States Marine Corp) and Mrs. Patricia Morris Bell. Brent has three siblings: Stacey, Brandon, and Brian Bell. Brent became a member of the body of Christ at Moulton Heights Church of Christ in Decatur, Alabama in 1991. He developed a love for

    God and Christ, and continued to cultivate that love through the years as he pursued a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, (UAH). Brent also has a Masters in Business Administration from UAH.

    He met his now wife, Gale Bell, who is from Trinidad and Tobago, in March 2000 on ChurchofChristSingles.com. Brent and Gale, through their shared love for the Father, became husband and wife in Oct 2002. They started a family and became members of the Church of Christ by the Highway and then Madison Church of Christ. They currently have two sons, Jace (18) and Jayden (15). As a family, they were blessed to share precious moments in several ministries in Christ including several years of co-leading the fellowship ministry, participating in lads to leaders, as well as missionary work in the United States, West Africa, Peru, and Trinidad & Tobago. The Bell family moved to Orlando in 2018 and became members of the Concord Family. One of Brent's favorite scriptures is Roman 12:9-11: Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in

    diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.


  • THomas Smith

    Thomas Smith was raised in the church of Christ in Northwest Alabama. Following high school, he attended Faulkner University where he met his wife Brandi. He and Brandi were married and both completed their Bachelor Degrees from the University of New

    Orleans. They have been married for 24 years, and have two children. Ella is finishing her first year at Harding University and Evan is a sophomore at Hagerty High School.

    Thomas and his family have been members at Concord St. for almost seven years and he has served as a deacon for the last four years. He served as a deacon at the Hickory Knoll church of Christ in New Orleans, LA, for a number of years. In addition, he worked in the church office and served as the Youth Director for three years at Hickory Knoll. He and Brandi have served as National Coordinators for the Orlando Lads to Leaders convention site for the last 10 years. In the fall, Thomas was elected to the Board of Trustees at Faulkner University and will be seated on the board next month at the spring meeting. Currently, he works as the Southern US Regional Business Director at Calliditas Therapeutics. He looks forward to continuing his service

    at the congregation.


  • Ted Thompson

    Ted Thompson is a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Adventurer who loves to share Christ with whomever he meets. Ted was born in Chicago, IL, grew up in Dayton, OH, and went to college in New Hampshire (Dartmouth). He worked most of his business career in NYC and has lived in Orlando since 1991. He has been married to his wife, Marion, for 39 years and shares one daughter, Jasimine Joiner, one son-in-law, Harvey Joiner,

    and four grandchildren. Their household is an unpaid reality show. Ted was baptized at Westmorland Church of Christ, Orlando, on August 18, 1991. He and his family have been members of Concord since 1995.