Jerry has 33 years of pastoral ministry experience (most of which was good), and has served all but ten of those years as preaching pastor here at Gulf Coast Community Church. Jerry believes in biblical preaching. Most often this takes the form of exposition of a particular text in which he strives to make the point or argument of the text of scripture the point or argument of the sermon. It can also take the form of sermons that preach key ideas across the canon of Scripture or connecting different parts of that canon in biblically informed ways.
Jerry and his wife Donna have been married for 40 years and have four adult children, four sons and daughter in laws, and eight grandchildren. Jerry completed a Masters of Theological Studies through the Distance Learning program at Calvin Seminary (Grand Rapids) in 2020. To read Jerry’s article, The Beatitudes and the Life of the Church, published in Calvin Theological Journal, Volume 57, No. 1, you can request a PDF copy here.
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.
Ryan is the director of CoMission, our outreach to college students at USF St Pete. Ryan’s passion for discipleship serves the entire church. Ryan also oversees our middle and high school student ministries.
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.