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H. Joseph Kler - Senior Pastor

Pastor Joe began serving as Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church in November of 2015. Ordained to the Gospel ministry in March of that same year, Pastor Joe, is a member of the Evangelical Association of Reformed & Congregational Christian Churches and a credentialed Senior Chaplain with the International Fellowship of Chaplains.


He continues his education as he works toward a master’s degree in Theology from Northwestern Theological Seminary.

Pastor Joe, along with his wife Vickie are both from Washington Pennsylvania and moved to Zephyrhills in 1996. They came to First Congregational Church in 2006 and both served in various roles prior to his election as pastor. The Kler’s have two children, Jonathan who is fifteen and Katherine who is fourteen.


Besides spending time with his wife & kids, Pastor Joe enjoys reading American and European history as well as the theological works of the Reformers. He is also an avid gardener and lover of the outdoors.

First Congregational Church of Zephyrhills

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