Senior Pastor Dan sessa

Pastor Dan, a native Floridian, has family roots that run deep in our South Florida community. He was raised in Dania Beach and is a graduate of South Broward High School and FAU. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in the 1980's. It was here that he met his wife-to-be, April, who was attending nearby Texas Christian University. They were married and moved to South Florida shortly thereafter. 

Dan began work as a lay minister in their local church and gained extensive experience in leading home groups, teaching Bible studies, and overseeing various ministries. He is an ordained minister and has been the pastor of Church in the Glades since its inception in 2003.

Dan and April have been married for over 35 years and have four children and seven grandchildren. They have a keen insight into the struggles and joys that young families face today and understand the tremendous blessings that come with living a life dedicated to following the Lord.

"Everyone knows how important it is have strong and healthy connections to members of your family. The same is true with your relationship with God and your church family. If you are looking for a church home, I invite you to come and see if this is the place for you."

Pastor Dan Sessa


Associate Pastor Randy Mcphoy

Randolph McPhoy, originally from Georgetown, Guyana, immigrated to the U.S. when he was a year old. He was raised by his mother in Brooklyn, New York, where he graduated from William H. Maxwell High School.

Randy then moved to Providence, Rhode Island, where he attended Johnson and Wales University obtaining a degree in Accounting. After returning back home to New Jersey from college, Randy heard the Gospel and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Soon after, Randy’s desires to know God and understand who He is grew. He dedicated most of his time to reading and studying the Bible.

In 2009, he was ordained as a minister in New Jersey. Since his ordination as a minister, Randy has been serving the body of Christ through teaching God’s Word. Randy has served as Youth Minister, Teaching Pastor, and Associate Pastor and has led various ministries such as evangelism, marriage, and men’s ministries.

After his ordination, Randy met his wife Patricia. They have been married for 11 years and together have a beautiful son.

In 2019, Randy and his family joined Church in the Glades. He received his Pastoral Ordination in 2021 and became the Associate Pastor in 2022.

Randy enjoys spending time with his family, boxing at the gym, watching basketball, and taking road trips.