New to Quest?

We are a fresh mix of contemporary worship and traditional beliefs. When you walk through the glass doors of the Family Life Center, be prepared to be greeted by warm and friendly faces.

We love meeting new visitors, and we’d love to answer any questions you may have. Information about our programs, classes and life groups (small groups) can also be found in the bulletin as you enter the worship center as well as on the Welcome Table located in the foyer.  We have offerings for all interests and age groups. 
At Quest we meet to live out the components of our “STATEMENT OF PURPOSE” – H.O.M.E:
When you are at Quest, you are H.O.M.E.
Your Ministry Team:
We’re here to help in any way we can, so please come and introduce yourself – We’d love to meet you!


Pastor Bryan, Senior Pastor

Bryan completed his doctorate in theology in 1974 and began his pastorate at Quest. The child of a Navy chaplain, he was raised all over the southeast, but primarily in Atlanta and the mountains of North Carolina where he and wife Jan spend a month each summer.  His  son, Bryan Jr. pastors a Presbyterian church in Calornia with his wife, Kerry, and two young boys. Daughter Anne lives in Charlotte and works with the Fox Sports Channel.  His youngest son, Jack is a chef in New York City.  Hobbies include running each morning and picking blueberries each summer.  His favorite role as a pastor is preaching.

Dirke Johnson, Pastor
Dirke Johnson is married to Lorna and has three daughters (Danelle, Alyssa & Briana). Both Dirke and Lorna are missionaries with Cru. Dirke has a doctorate in Church Leadership and is a professor at Palm Beach Atlantic Christian University. He also teaches at Cru’s Institute of Biblical Studies equipping and training missionaries for effective ministry. He loves coffee, an avid sports fan and loves traveling and experiencing new cultures. He has ministered on all six inhabited continents.
Allison Wengert, Director of Ministries

Allison relocated to Florida in 2012 years ago from Lititz, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. Allison was a chemist in pharmaceuticals before becoming a stay at home mom. Since moving, she been a Music with Mar instructor, teaching preschoolers using music. She has also volunteer at Firm Foundation (Matthews Hope’s preschool).

Allison started attending Quest Church after moving here. She loved how the church was so warm and welcoming. Her children have been active in most of the children’s programs (Kids Connection, BLAST, Christmas programs) offered here at Quest. She quickly became involved participating with Kids Connection, small groups studies, serving as an elder, ushering/greeting and stewardship drives.
Alicia Outing, Director of Children’s Ministries
Alicia Outing was born and raised in Orlando with Quest Church being one of her church homes as she grew up. Alicia has participated in Kid’s Connection as a child and was one of the original Blast staff members. She is a 2013 graduate of FIU with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently working for OCPS as a teacher. When she is not in her 3rd grade classroom, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dog Oreo, and teaching Zumba classes. With her newlywed husband, Johnny, by her side, she anticipates the eventful autumn that has already begun to take place. Her passion for children has always been in the forefront and this opportunity of sharing God’s love is just an extension of her everyday life. 
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Ariel Cardona, Director of Worship Ministries

Ariel has been playing piano, organ and keyboard since 1973 and has been involved with St Pauls as Hammond B3/keyboard player since 2002. He has been a member since 2001. Married with Lourdes in 1984 with blessings of two sons, William and Arturo. Ariel graduated from American University with a B.A. studies in Sacred Music from the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Classical Organ at the Institute of Music San Juan. Ariel enjoys reading, producing music and spending time with family and friends

Johnny Outing, Member of the Preaching Team

Johnny Outing is a 5th Grade Teacher for Orange County Public Schools. He received his undergrad degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland FL, where he studied Pre Law. After a brief stint at a law firm he decided to try his hand in the education field and absolutely loves molding young minds. He has been with Quest for 5 years where he has been a youth leader, service coordinator, camp counselor and now on the teaching team. When he is not in a classroom or at church he enjoys reading, writing, sports and spending time with his beautiful wife.


Michelle Diaz, Events Coordinator

Michelle has been attending Quest since 2005 and has been on staff since 2012 as the event coordinator. She is also very active in volunteering for many of the Children’s Ministry activities such as Kids Connection children’s choir and BLAST. Michelle has been married to Ivan for 25 wonderful years and is mother to seven incredible boys.


Jim Caudill, Facilities Manager 

Jim has a long history with Quest, first becoming a member in 1986. He and his family were part of the move to this 17+ acre facility when it was just scrub and orange trees. After retiring from Walt Disney World as a Distribution Manager, with 35 years of service, Jim has come “Home”! As the Facility Manager, Jim oversees maintenance and event setups; where he applies his gifts and talents of organization and attention to fine details.

He is married to Cere and they have three grown sons, but are not empty nesters yet! They enjoy the delight of their daughter, Sarah Jane, who volunteers with the Church’s summer camp. Jim’s hobbies include watching football and spending time with his first grandchild Jax.