Location & Contact

555 76th Ave North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Feel free to e-mail us at [email protected] or you can contact us by phone at (727) 522-7734.

Sundays at 8:30 & 11AM
(8:30 AM available in Spanish)

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What We Believe

The Gospel—God’s revelation of Himself in Jesus Christ—is at the center of our values.
Everything the church stands for grows out of the Gospel. This account of the redemption that was achieved by the life and work of Jesus Christ is the focal point of all Scripture and the reason for our hope. The Gospel must always be cherished and never neglected. When the Gospel bears fruit in us, we are conformed to the image of the central character of the Story—Jesus Christ.
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Leadership & Staff

Jerry Cisar Elder

Jerry has nearly 30 years of pastoral ministry experience, most of which are at Gulf Coast Community Church, where he currently serves as the primary preaching pastor. Jerry believes in expository preaching, which strives to make the point or argument of the text of scripture the point or argument of the sermon. Jerry and his wife Donna have been married for 36 years and have four adult children and five grandchildren (and one on the way). On top of his pastoral service and family life, Jerry is studying for a Masters of Theological Studies through the Distance Learning program at Calvin Seminary (Grand Rapids).

Daryn Kinney Elder

Daryn joined the staff in June of 2004 after 5 years of full time ministry. Daryn’s responsibilities include preaching, worship, discipleship, pastoral care and oversight of various ministries. Encouraging Daryn in all of these areas and more are his wife Valerie and his sons Jude and Shay.


Steven Brunson Elder

Steven joined the pastoral team in January 2011. Steven came on staff with many years of pastoral care and ministry experience. His primary areas of responsibility include pastoral care, Biblical counseling, visitation, administration and oversight of GCCC Ministry Teams. Steven is supported by his wife Pam. Together they have three children: Ranae, Maria and Joshua.


Luan Nguyen Elder

Luan and his family started attending GCCC in 2004. He has served as a pastor vocationally since 1997 in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Florida and now leads the GCCC Riverview / Brandon church plant. He is a graduate of Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN (M.Div., 2002). Luan has been married to his wife Teresa for 18 years and has two teenage children, Hannah and Alexander.


Vance Whitaker Elder

Vance and his wife Terri became part of Gulf Coast Community Church in 2009. They have three children: Isaac, Claire and Eve. Vance and Terri initially hosted the Brandon church plant in their home starting in January, 2016, and Vance joined the elder team in 2017. Vance is an associate professor of plant breeding and genetics at the University of Florida.

Dave Wilson Elder

Dave and his wife Susan moved their family to St. Petersburg in 1992 as part of the team that started Gulf Coast Community Church. They have four children: Luke, Zack, Ben and Leah. In addition to serving the church as an elder and community group leader, Dave is a freelance marketing communications professional.



Pete Mishler Elder
Pete and his wife Denise joined Gulf Coast Community Church in 1999 and have lead a Community Group and served the church in a number of other ways for most of the time since then. They have three married daughters, a son and twelve grand children.
Brian Eide Elder

Brian and his wife Anne moved their family to St. Petersburg in 2005.  They have five children:  Jeffery, Jonathan, Joshua, Elijah, and Benjamin.  In addition to serving the church as an elder and community group leader, Brian is the chair of the Bible Department at Northside Christian School.


Ryan Carver Director of COMission and Student Ministries

Ryan oversees Campus Outreach Mission (COMission), our outreach to college students at USF St Pete. Ryan’s passion for evangelism serves the entire church. Ryan also serves our parent and student ministry leading the 8th – 12th graders and their parents in corporate meetings and discipleship groups.


LaDonna Taylor Financial Records/Administrative Assistant

LaDonna’s main responsibility is financial records and bookkeeping. She oversees Jerry’s administrative needs and assists in administration details throughout the church as needed.


Allison Stonecipher Administrative Assistant

Allison’s main responsibilities are administration and hospitality. She greets all who interact with the church office and assists in administrative details throughout the church as needed.