Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Dr. Mike Landry

Lead Pastor

Pastor Mike Landry was called to serve Sarasota Baptist Church as Senior Pastor in 1997. He came to Florida after serving as College Ministry Director at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, as Minister of Evangelism and Youth at Britton Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK, & as Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church in Beavercreek, OH. Just prior to coming to Sarasota, he served for ten years as Director of Evangelism and Church Growth of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. Because of Pastor Mike’s dramatic conversion from atheism while a student at Georgia Tech, his ministry is characterized by a passionate desire to introduce others to Jesus Christ. The content of his message consistently challenge others to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to live boldly for Him. Pastor Mike has been married to Cindy since 1976, and God has blessed them with a son and two daughters, and 9 grandchildren.

Rev. Michael Moore

Associate Pastor of Music & Media

Michael grew up in the small South Georgia town of Vidalia, but he and Suzette have called Sarasota home for over 20 years. He graduated from Brewton Parker College and The School of Church Music at Shorter University where he and Suzette met on the first day! Ask either of them if they believe in love at first sight, and the answer will be yes! They have two sons and one grandson and enjoy spending time with family, going out to eat with friends, watching classic movies, and when they can get away, spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. They enjoy working together and love helping others develop musically, grow spiritually, and use their gifts and abilities in leading the church in worship.

Rev. Jared Windham

Associate Pastor of Student Ministries

Jared & his family were called to Sarasota Baptist Church in February of 2013. Jared is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University and of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He comes to Sarasota Baptist Church after serving as Assoc. Pastor of Worship and Students at Saddle Creek Church in Little Rock, AR, and as Assoc. Pastor of Students at First Baptist Church of Glen Saint Mary, FL. Jared and his wife, Cindy, share a passion for this generation of students by helping them to discover a new way of life through an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ – learning how to love Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. With a call to full-time ministry during an international mission trip and a wife who previously served as a missionary in Brazil for three years, Jared also has a heart to mobilize students to personally respond to the Great Commission (Matt. 28). Married in 2006, Jared and Cindy have been blessed with one son and one daughter.

Rev. Edwin Lundy

Associate Pastor of Administration

Edwin and his family came to Sarasota Baptist in August of 2014. He joined the staff as Church Administrator January 1, 2017. He has served as Minister of Education at Innerarity Point Baptist Church Pensacola, Florida and First Baptist Church of Crystal River, Florida (where he was ordained). He most recently served as Children’s Pastor at Fellowship Church Madison Florida. Edwin received his Bachelors in Criminology from FSU and his Masters of Christian Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Edwin and his wife Stephanie have two sons Tyler and Connor.

Rev. Glen Rowden

Associate Pastor of Small Groups

Glen came to Sarasota Baptist with his family in July 2018. He and his wife Chrissy served in Honduras as missionaries from 2001-2003. After that, Glen served as one of the pastors at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, GA before coming here. Glen loves to be around people. He also enjoys fishing and all things outdoors, going to his son’s (Ethan, Collin, Evan, and Caden) basketball and football games. He is loving trying out new restaurants and coffee shops around Sarasota with his wife Chrissy.

Ministry Staff

Bob Kowaleski
50’s Plus Ministry Director
Barbara Deutschle
Preschool Ministry Director
Shannon Wosniak
Children's Ministry Director
Rachel Hetzer
Sarasota Preschool Director
Stephanie Hayes
Executive Coordinator

Support Staff

Lisa Guinart
Office Coordinator
Jody Thompson
Ministry Assistant/Facilities Coordinator
Corry Farabee
Financial Secretary
Karin Ryan
Ministry Assistant - Music & Media
Courtney Varley
Ministry Assistant - Students
Maurine Victor
Ministry Assistant - Connect Groups
Bob Lamberti
Building Maintenance Supervisor
Noah McAllister
Building Maintenance