Missions

"...and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

SBC Food Pantry

Please accept our heartfelt thanks to the Sarasota Baptist Church Family and Connect Groups for continued support of the Food Pantry Ministry. Since beginning in August 2021, the Pantry has provided food to 194 families. We average 30 families per month, but that total is increasing every month. 65 families were assisted in December!

The Food Pantry Ministry’s mission is to share the love of Christ with the visiting community while meeting physical needs for groceries. Our volunteers pray with all visitors and share the Gospel as the Spirit leads them.  19 have prayed to receive Christ (usually after 3 or more visits to the Pantry).

We couldn’t continue this valuable ministry without you. Thank you for your giving spirit.

All volunteers must register before serving in the Food Pantry. Please fill out the form below and email to rosepelot@yahoo.com once completed. 
2023 Food Pantry Dates

The pantry is open from 10am - 11:30am on the following dates:
January 28 | February 25 | March 25
April 29 May 20 | June 24 July 29
August 26 | September 30 | October 28
November 18 | December 16

The food pantry is located in the SBC Gym.
For questions or to confirm the next date,
call (941) 922-1449 ext 102.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Solve Maternity Homes
1509 8th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Attn: Peggy Kerwin, 941-748-0094

This ministry provides housing and teaches life skills to women who have chosen life over abortion
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center
1762 Hawthorne St Suite 5, Sarasota, FL 34239
Attn: Shirley Thomas, 941-330-2273

This ministry offers medical services, reproductive health education, and support at no cost.  

Missions Helping Children

Selah Freedom
PO Box 21415, Sarasota, FL 34276
Attn: Elizabeth Fisher
This ministry rescues children and teens from human trafficking.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
PO Box 110435, Bradenton, FL 34211
Attn: Jennifer Pry, (330)-481-7121
This ministry provides Bible classes and evangelism in after-school programs in elementary schools.
Light of the World Ministries
3809 Chapel Dr. Sarasota, FL 34234
Attn: Pastor Peter Greenridge, (941) 364-9750
This ministry provides tutoring and after-school programs for inner-city families.

I Love Sarasota


I Love Sarasota is a church-wide initiative to love our city through serving. During 4 weekends this year, different volunteer opportunities will be available with our missions partners, city organizations, local ministries, and more. Registration will be available on the events page.

I Love Sarasota 2022 Dates:
February 25-26 | April 8-9 | July 30-31 | November 11-12

Interested in volunteering at Sarasota Baptist?

Find your place to plug in!

There are many ministries and areas to serve here at Sarasota Baptist. Whether you want to volunteer with our connect or campus teams, tech, preschool, or teach a connect group, there is a place to get involved. Find out more information and sign up below.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center
2451 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, Florida 34239
Attn: Shirley Thomas, 941-330-2273

Solve Maternity Homes
1509 8th Ave W, Bradenton, Florida 34205
Attn: Peggy Kerwin, 941-748-0094
This ministry provides housing and teaches life skills to women who have chosen life over abortion.

Missions Helping Children

Selah Freedom
PO Box 21415, Sarasota, Florida 34276
Attn: Elizabeth Fisher
This ministry rescues children and teens from human trafficking.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
P. O. Box 110435, Bradenton, Florida 34211
Attn: Pastor TJ Wilson, 941-218-1808  pastortj@cefmanasota.com
Ministry provides Bible classes and evangelism in after-school programs in elementary schools.
Light of the World Ministries
3650 17th Street, Sarasota, Florida 34233
Attn: Peter Greenidge, 941-364-9750.
This ministry provide tutoring and after school programs for inner-city families.

Other Local Missions

Salvation Army
Attn: Barry Kemerer, 304-741-0900
Annual red kettle ministry that “rings the bell” for Salvation Army from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Collections from this ministry provide rent payments, transportation, utility payments, etc. to those in need.


Samaritans Counseling Services
3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, Florida 34239
Attn: Rick Howell, 941-926-2959
This is a professional Christian counseling service open to both Christians and non-Christians.
AGAPE Flights
100 Airport Ave E, Venice, FL 34285
Attn: Jeff Yannucciello, 941-488-0990
gomissions@agapeflights.com
Provides aviation service delivering cargo, mail, and humanitarian aid to missionary partners serving Christ, carrying hope to the nations of the Caribbean.

Nursing Home Ministries
Sarasota Baptist Church
Attn: Margie Jones, 941-922-1449

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