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Like every good story ours begins and ends with God. We serve a God who creates, a God who redeems and a God who gifts and calls. Prior to serving in ministry in Pennsylvania, Pastor Larry Snyder and his wife, Mindy, called Southwest Florida home. Larry was ordained by Sarasota Baptist Church in Sarasota where he served on staff for 7 years. After 11 years of planting and pastoring in Hershey, PA, God stirred on their hearts to plant a new church in Venice in order to touch the lives of the many existing residents and the many additional people that were pouring into this beautiful corner of Sarasota County. According to a recent census, approximately 55 new people are moving to Sarasota/Manatee Counties each day. 

Taking root in July of 2017 this Southern Baptist church in it's youth is helped by Sarasota Baptist Church, Wahoo Baptist Church, Freedom Christian Church, as well as the Florida Baptist Convention, and the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.