Rev. Dr. Steve Stogner
Pastor Steve and his wife, Trudy, moved to Sarasota in August 2002 when he accepted the call to TouchPoint (formerly,First Christian Sarasota) as Senior Pastor. He has served churches in Georgia, Texas, Alabama and Florida. He has degrees from Toccoa Falls College, Southwestern Baptist Seminary and Atlantic Baptist Seminary.
Pastor Steve’s teaching style focuses on application to everyday life. Growth in discipleship and strengthening one’s walk with the Lord is primary in his teaching.
Missions have always been close to his heart. He has led the church to be involved in local and global missions. His mission trips have included trips to South Africa, Ukraine, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and India.
One of his favorite Bible verses is Philippians 3: 13-14, “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”