Shepherds


  • 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.

  • Chuck Lipford

    Chuck grew up in the small west Tennessee town of Friendship, where he knew and was known by everyone within a radius of five miles. He became a Christian at the age of nine years old. His parents were Christians and his father served as an elder at the Friendship Church of Christ.


    He met Bonnie Fetner in 1953 while attending Army Biological and Chemical Warfare School, Anniston, Alabama.  The married in 1955.


    He graduated from the University of Tennessee Junior College which is now known as the University of Tennessee at Martin with an Associates Degree in Medical Science (Pre-Med). He spent the next 22 years as a Naval Carrier Pilot, serving 2 years in Vietnam as a combat reconnaissance pilot. While in the Navy, he earned a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rollins College.


    After retiring from the Navy in 1972, he organized weekly worship services and preached at the Navy Recruit Training Command, Orlando, for 22 years.  The service averaged 20 baptisms a year.  


    While in the Navy, he had many opportunities to serve God at state-side and foreign locations in Italy, Africa and Thailand . He has baptized converts in places like bathtubs and the Indian Ocean off the coast of Vietnam . He had frequent visits to Thailand and worked with missionaries there for two years while station on the Island of Guam and in Vietnam.


    Chuck was ordained a shepherd for Concord in April 1976.


    Chuck and Bonnie have four children, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Daughter Lisa Carter and husband David are missionaries in El Valle, Panama, Central America.  Daughter Lauren Mitchell and husband Owen are trainers, speakers and facilitators for Marriage Dynamics Institute.  Son Paul, a retired Naval Helicopter Pilot, is a song leader and wife Elizabeth, a Bible class teacher, Margaret Street Church of Christ, Milton, FL.  Daughter Jayne Beshirs is a Bible class teacher and husband David, a deacon and Bible class teacher, Mayfair Church of Christ, Huntsville, AL.  

  • 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.”