Helping people take their NEXT STEPS with God.
Church of the Suncoast began as a dream in the heart and mind of lead pastor Brian Moon when he was just a little kid. In fact when he was in elementary school he played church in his tree house with several of his friends from school. In college he began to meet people that just would not set foot in a traditional church and during this time decided that if he ever got the chance to lead a church he would create a place that anyone could connect with.
Fast forward to the fall of 2005 and Brian began to share his dream with a small group of nine people that dove in and helped start the church in April of 2006.
Since then, the Suncoast has met in a day care, an elementary school, and two middle schools before rennovating two warehouse units in 2012 to become the first true home for the church. A lot of things have changed since 2006, but one thing has not, God is still changing lives at the Suncoast!
As followers of Jesus we believe:
Found People Find People.
Saved People Serve People.
Changed People Change.
Blessed People Bless People.
Those Who Get Grace Give Grace.
First, we believe in the authority of Scripture, which is another way of saying that the Bible is God’s inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word. It’s the ultimate source for knowledge about God, as well as the definitive guide for our daily lives.
Next we affirm the existence of a triune God or one God in three distinct persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This God is self-existent, eternal, unchanging, omnipotent, omnipresent, holy, righteous, and loving. God created the universe from nothing and He rules over His creation sovereignly including both human and angelic beings.
We also hold that man is a physical and spiritual being who is created in God’s image. But because of his sin or transgression, man has lost his fellowship with God. The extent of sin is so great that its effects continue to this very day in the form of cruelty, suffering, and death.
By God’s grace, Jesus Christ – Who is fully God and fully man – was sent to save us from our bondage to sin. We believe that Christ was born of a virgin, died for our sins, physically rose from the dead, and will one day return to judge the world and deliver His people. Faith in Christ is the only means by which mankind can escape eternal damnation and judgment.
Finally, we recognize the church as God’s ordained institution headed by Christ. The church is composed of all believers, and is organized for worship, for fellowship, for the administration of the sacraments, for spiritual growth and support, and for evangelizing the world.
Brian Moon :: Lead Pastor
Crystal Michehl :: Children’s Pastor
Nancy Drescher :: Care & Prayer Pastor
Ted Keough :: First Impressions Pastor
Mike Drescher :: Production Pastor
Paul Eckley :: Worship
Ray Emling :: Communications
Flo Cefarelli :: Hospitality