Our Minister

DZ Washington, Preacher

DZ Washington, Minister


DR. DZICE (DZ) WASHINGTON has been the Senior Minister at the Church of Christ of Midtown in Orlando, Florida since August of 2010. Brother Washington received his call to ministry while serving under the tutelage of Wesley T. Leonard at the Southside Church of Christ also in Orlando, Florida. During his 11 year tenure at Southside, he held the offices of Deacon and Assistant Minister.


Dr. Washington is happily married to the former Ayana Benton. They have been blessed with two sons, Adonte and Joshua. He is a devoted husband and passionate about his children and extended family.


Among his many accomplishments, Brother Washington earned his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He later received a Master’s in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. After receiving his calling, with the help of God, Dr. Washington attained a Master’s Degree in Ministry from Harding University’s Center for Advanced Ministry Training.


Secularly, Dr. Washington serves as the Director of Pharmacy Operations for PerformSpecialty in Orlando, Florida. He is licensed to practice pharmacy in 10 states. He is an accomplished speaker in the healthcare arena as well as having been a keynote speaker at several Men’s Days, lectureships and other programs directed toward holistic Christian health.


Dr. Washington also has a talent for electronics and has consulted with area congregations on audio visual concerns and the use of projection equipment in worship. Being dually employed offers little opportunity for recreation. However, whenever the opportunity presents itself or he can sneak away, Dr. Washington enjoys fishing, photography and professional sports. He prides himself in being a fishermen and a fisher of men. (Matthew 4: 19)

"We are triune beings: a soul with a spirit and a body. It is my hope that my talents and spiritual gifts can be of assistance to you in your life journey in either of these capacities."