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).
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.
Peter and his wife Allison have been attending Gulf Coast since 2012. Peter joined the staff in June of 2016 as a pastoral intern and began serving full-time on the pastoral team in June of 2019. His primary areas of responsibility include guest integration, member care, oversight of ministry teams, Sunday evening adult education classes, Community Group Leader care, and occasional Sunday morning teaching. Peter earned his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando. He and Allison have a son, Machen.
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.
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.
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.
Rachel joined the staff as an administrative assistant at the end of May 2018, but has been an active part of Gulf Coast since her family first started attending in the summer of 2015.