Meet the Pastors
Pastor Drew DiNardo joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church in July of 2003. Having served for four years as Assistant Pastor, Drew now serves as our Senior Pastor. He has served the Lord in vocational ministry since 1991.
Drew is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University with a B.S. in Bible and a M.S. in Christian Counseling and a Master of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary.
Drew and his wife Kristie have four lovely daughters, Sophia, Gabrielle, Rebecca, and Andreya.
Where does a church go to find a pastor who is experienced both in teaching the Scriptures and knowledgeable in the area of Missions? First Presbyterian Church found this combination in the person of Addison Soltau who with his wife, Roz, were already living in the Ft. Lauderdale area when the church called him over fourteen years ago.
Born of missionary parents in Korea where he grew up and spent all of his early years, he and his wife went to Japan in 1953 where they lived for seventeen years and where Dr. Soltau divided his time between teaching young men and women for ministry in seminary and planting congregations in the Tokyo area. Returning to this country over thirty years ago he taught at Reformed Bible College in Michigan, Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO and more recently, Knox Seminary located here in Ft. Lauderdale. Throughout his life of ministry of over fifty years, his interest has always been on the mission of the Church, reaching the lost for Christ and how to lead God's people into an understanding of and involvement in this essential part of Kingdom work.
At First Presbyterian Church as pastor of Teaching and Missions, Dr. Soltau continues to bring this focus to the congregation. Dr. and Mrs. Soltau have been married over 60 years and have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Born in Guatemala, Pablo came to the United States in 1985, at the age of 13. While playing football for Miami High, Pablo accepted Christ under the ministry of Bill Iverson, then pastor of Shenandoah Presbyterian Church (PCA). Pablo moved to Broward County, where he attended St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (PCA), then moved west to Christ Covenant Church (PCA) and while there, felt a call to the ministry.
He began attending classes at LAMP (Leadership and Ministry Preparation), an MNA alternative to classical seminary study, which offered flexible scheduling of theological training to men working at full-time jobs. Augmenting his theological training at RTS (Reformed Theological Seminary), Pablo completed his studies and was ordained in the South Florida Presbytery in 2006.
That year, Pablo was called to pastor Iglesia Principe de Paz, an Hispanic church plant of Christ Covenant Church (PCA). In July of 2011, Pastor Pablo was called to our Hispanic ministry at FPC. Ministering to the hundreds of non-English speaking visitors who are part of our ESL ministry, Pablo will conduct services in Spanish, as more and more Hispanic people become members of FPC.
Pablo, and his wife, Sheri, have four children: Sasha (19), Daniela (17), Jacob (15), and Zachary (10). We praise God for Pablo, and look forward to ministering to our Hispanic neighbors and friends.
Pastor Mick Weltin is originally from Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's in Environmental Policy and received his Masters of Divinity from Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Pastor Weltin serves as an Assistant Pastor at FPC and is a High School Bible Teacher at Coral Springs Christian Academy. Pastor Weltin serves as our weekly Sunday Evening Preacher. He is also involved in our church's local outreach, missions, men's ministry, and TNT Small Groups.