Location & Contact

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

Sundays at 10AM

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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).

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.

Peter Stonecipher Elder

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 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.
Ryan Carver Director of COMission and Student Ministries

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 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.

Rachel Lewis Administrative Assistant

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.