when you're here You're Family

Below you will find information or links that will help you get to know a little bit about The Fountain. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to CONTACT US.


Welcome to the Fountain Family

OUR VISION statement

The vision of The Fountain is to be the most visible, accessible, and comprehensive ministry in South Florida.

OUR mission statement

God has called The Fountain to help people grow spiritually and empower them to serve our community.


LOVE - As family, we strive to honor each other and always esteem each other in love. We believe the highest compliment we can offer is to emulate the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ.
ACCOUNTABILITY - As family, we hold each other accountable so we can become the persons God created us to be.
COLLABORATION - As family, we recognize there are no "I's" in team. We are committed to working together to accomplish the mission and vision of The Fountain.
EXCELLENCE - As family, we pledge to be the very best and to offer the very best of our time, talents, and resources to our current and future family.

Read more about our shared beliefs: THE FOUNTAIN'S STATEMENT OF FAITH


Wayne and Teresa are  committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and helping young families become great through spiritual growth and service. They have led The Fountain Church since its inception in their living room in October 1996.

God has used their ministry to encourage, support, and provide guidance to many troubled families and marriages in South Florida and across the nation.  As family remains an important value, Wayne and Teresa find time to gather with their children and three grandchildren for dinner and games regularly. 
Pastor Wayne and Teresa Lomax


TaNikka Sheppard

Executive Pastor
Dr. TaNikka has served for twenty years in ministerial leadership. She joined The Fountain staff in 2020. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and Virginia Union University.  TaNikka is the founder and president of Sheppard Leadership Solutions. She is also a global scholar and leadership coach, who serves as the President of Baptist Women of North American, a VP in the North American Baptist Fellowship, and the co-chair of the Baptist World Alliance's Commission on Transformational Leadership.

Leondra ragin

Director of Operations
LeOndra has served on The Fountain staff since 2017. She has over ten years of business operations and project management experience. She has spent the last twenty years as an executive administrator in various industries, including non-profits, construction, and financial services. She has certifications in accounting processes and project management. LeOndra is also a dedicated member of the TFC Praise & Worship Team.

Joshua esther

Creative Director
Joshua is a professional musician and music producer. He has served at The Fountain since 2007. His craftsmanship and creativity with bass guitar and production has afforded him access to platforms and performances with musicians in various genres such as Austin Mahone, CeCe Winans, Tasha Cobbs, Ben Tankard, and many others. His gifting is not limited to a stage, but also translates behind the scenes as he discovers and develops innovative opportunities for others to serve.


Pastor of Young Life
Patrice is an ordained minister that has been  pastoring youth since 2016. She is a published author and the founder of Push Youth Global Academy, a private training and development hub for youth and young adults in media, arts, and entertainment. She graduated from Florida Memorial University with a degree in Business Administration and a Radio & TV Broadcasting certificate from Miami Media School. Patrice also completed the Mass Crusade Evangelism training bootcamp with Christ for all Nations. She and her team witnessed over 500,000 souls coming to Jesus in Tanzania, Africa.


We want to make sure you feel welcome, comfortable, and loved by our church. 
Here are a few of the most common questions asked about The Fountain.


We are a church that loves Jesus, loves people, and loves our community. We are passionate about helping people become fully devoted followers of Christ. 


We have a safe and fun environment for young people of all ages. Our weekly Spring Children’s services are tailored for children Pre-K to 5th grade. Our HYDRO Teen service is designed for students in middle school and high school.  HYDRO Hangout occurs on second and fourth Sundays at 9:45 am.  On first and third Sundays we have special serving opportunities for students, where they can put their faith into action.


Getting connected to The Fountain is right here at your fingertips. Simply hit the GET CONNECTED button below and fill out the form. Someone will respond back to you ASAP.  Your journey on the Growth Track will begin!

4. WHAT is the worship experience like?

We believe that every worship experience is an opportunity to honor and encounter God. Therefore, each service is curated so that all aspects, including the message, music, and prayers, will be a time of refreshing that helps us connect with God and grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Our worship experiences occur in person and online.

5. HOw Do i grow at the fountain?

We believe that spiritual maturity is a life pursuit. So The Fountain has a variety of learning opportunities that include:
  • Small Groups
  • Leadership Development Tracks
  • Seminars and Workshops


We believe that serving is a wonderful chance for you to connect your purpose with your passion, while using your gifts and skills to improve the lives of others. Click the button below to see the growing list of SERVING OPPORTUNITIES at The Fountain.


Get to know more about what WE BELIEVE.

  • We believe in the power of God to transform human life through worship, prayer, study, experience and service.  2 Corinthians 5:17
  • We believe that the model for Christian living is Jesus of Nazareth.   Acts 4:12  and 1 Peter 2:21.
  • We believe in the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians and the Church.  Acts 1:8.
  • We believe in practicing the teachings of the Holy Scriptures in our historical context. 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
  • We believe that love is the characteristic that distinguishes us as Christians. John 13:35.
  • We believe in the mutual sanctity of the individual, family, and the Church.  Genesis 1:26 and Colossians 1:18.
  • We believe that developing to our fullest potential is a divine imperative.  2 Peter 3:18
  • We believe in serving others.  1 John 3:17-18.