Dr. Poly Rouse

If you ask people who Poly Rouse is, you hear a lot of things. Insightful. Well educated. Warm. Compassionate. Structured. Genuine. The most important thing to know is that he wants to get to know you.

Poly is a husband. A father. A grandfather. He is humble. But, what excites him the most is seeing LIFE change through Jesus Christ.

Poly has been serving at Hermitage Hills for over 22 years. He continues to guide our church through LIFE: Loving our Community through acts of kindness; Impacting our City through multiplying the church; Fortifying our Nation through strengthening marriages and families; and Embracing our World through missional living.

Our Pastor is FUN! He rides a Harley (yes, it’s true!); he is a Florida State Seminole fan (don’t hold that against him); he loves to hunt, fish and play golf with friends. He loves going to the movies and eating out. So invite him and his lovely wife Julie to lunch or dinner. They have 3 boys Dustin who is married to Lindsay, and they have three precious children Hudson, Hayden and Henley. Drew, who is married to Celia and they have three sons, Tristyn, Kiptyn and Beckytt. And the youngest son Daniel who is married to Lara.

Poly’s heart is for teaching and caring for those who are hurting and lost. His ultimate goal is to share God’s word and to see that WORD create LIFE change in others!

Joined the staff in 2000.

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