Meet The Tidwell Family



Our founding church Ponce Church was established in Ponce Inlet in 2003 after the Lord led Pastor Rick and his family to start the first church in the history of this beautiful town. We are a family that loves to serve Jesus by helping others in need. Jesus said, “You are the Light of the world…” and “Let your Light shine that mankind will see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Pastor Rick (founder of Ponce Church) loves to read, ride his Suzuki Intruder motorcycle with his beautiful wife Nina. He also enjoys the beach and SUP boarding.  Pastor Nina (Co-founder of Ponce Church and founder/Ponce Church of St. Augustine) loves to write and enjoys photography.  Both Pastors Rick and Nina published their first book together “The Main Thing” and “The Right Thing”.  Their youngest son Robert is someone who always looks at life in such a way that you can be happy anywhere you are, he believes God has given us all the ability to love life,  and believes we just need to learn how to do it. He loves to play his guitar, lead worship at Ponce Church and is currently working on his own graphic design business.  Their oldest son Rich  loves his bride Brandi and his Daughter Reinette and son Kingsley James and is the founder and Pastor of our sister church: Ormond Church. Together Rich and Brandi founded and are the Directors of The Legacy Housing Project, safe housing for girls aging out of the foster care system. Rich is also a graphic artist and photographer. Brandi loves her family and plays a large role in the every day activities for Legacy House. She is also a volunteer at Resources for Women.

We love the Lord and enjoy serving God as a family in the beautiful town of Ponce Inlet, Ormond Beach, and soon in St. Augustine helping those in need by helping the orphan, feeding the hungry and giving water to the thirsty (Matthew 25:31-46.)

We are a family dedicated to the ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Jesus instruction to love our neighbor with action by helping others in need and equipping God’s people to do the same. Rick, Nina, Rich, Brandi and Robert are all active in the Church serving whenever and wherever needed. Jesus has made a difference in our life and in our family. He can do the same for you.