Lover of Jesus. Passionate about life, which means I love my wife (39 years!), my four kids and their spouses, and my seven grandchildren (more are welcome!). But also that I enjoy the wonderful varieties of food that God has provided and people have crafted, not the least of which is ice cream. Mine are the only children who ever said growing up, “No Dad, please don’t take us to get ice cream again.” I take this same passion to God’s Word and just as I want everyone to enjoy the delights of the foods that I enjoy, I want everyone to see the glory of God revealed in Scripture. Therefore I almost always preach in an expository fashion and strive to bring out the point or argument of the text of Scripture and make it the point or argument of the sermon. I also want to deepen my own understanding of Scripture and how it intends to transform humanity into an experience of the kingdom of God through the Gospel. So I am currently pursuing a Masters of Theological Studies through the Distance Learning program at Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids (finishing May 2020).
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, adult Christian 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.
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.