Pastor Joseph Sowers
Pastor Joe became the Lead Pastor for GBC Pinellas Park in July 2019; before that, he led the Youth Ministry for approximately 28 years. Pastor Joe grew up in the Grace Brethren Church of Pinellas Park and went on to graduate from Florida State University. After College he found himself back at the church and first felt called to the ministry in the Fall of 1987 while worshipping in the pews, wondering what God would have him do. He had a desire to show the love of Christ to young people and to see them rooted in God’s Word so in 1991 became the Youth Leader. After that, he studied with Pastor Randy Weekley culminating in his ordination as a Pastor. In addition to serving the Lord as Youth Pastor, Joe served as the music team leader for Sunday and special services. He is passionate about worship and the biblical role that music plays in it. His favorite part of ministry is getting to serve the Lord and knowing that anything worthwhile comes from His hands. Joe and his wife Lynn have been married for over 35 years, Lynn serves alongside of Joe in Ministry and has home schooled all five of their daughters.
Dan Siegrist - Elder
Dan has been an elder for GBC Pinellas Park for approximately 15 years. He first started attending when he was eight, and except for five years of graduate studies, he has continued to attend GBC Pinellas Park. For the past twenty-eight years, Dan has been involved in education. He has a passion to see Christ- followers develop a transformational Biblical worldview. Dan has a Master of Divinity degree and a Master of Religious Teacher Education degree. In his spare time, he enjoys reading Science Fiction and Theology as well as watching sports. Dan and his wife Ellen have been married for almost 27 years, and they have three children.
Jeremy Nale - Elder - Youth Ministry Leader
Jeremy has been an elder at GBC Pinellas Park and senior youth leader since 2018. He was raised up and baptized in this church with which he now serves. Through the ministry of Pastor Joe (then Youth Pastor, now lead Pastor) during his years in youth, Jeremy was challenged even as a teen to set an example and be a leader. It was during these formidable years that he developed a deeper love for the Word of God and a love for teaching God’s Word. After graduating high school in 2009, he attended Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, FL, and that is where he met his wife, Veronica. They have been happily married since 2011 and have 3 children; Hudson, Ben, and Penny. Not only did Jeremy meet his wife at Word of Life, but it was there that he felt God calling him back to serve in the same youth ministry which God had used so profoundly in his teenage years. In 2017 Jeremy graduated from SPC with his Associates in Science degree and works full-time as a licensed radiology technologist. During his time off he enjoys spending it with his family and friends and playing board games (especially when you combine the two).
Daniel and Viktoriya Flanagan - Children's Ministry Coordinators
Daniel, along with his wife Viktoriya, has led the Children's Ministry since January 2022. Daniel was raised and baptized in the Grace Brethren Church of Pinellas Park. Since his early teen years, he has been involved with teaching and assisting with children’s ministry programs in the church as well as teaching children in summer ministry programs. Viktoriya, immigrated to the United States in 2000; she has spent most of her life assisting and teaching young people in her church. In 2022 they both felt called by God to step into a more active role within the church and became the Children’s Ministry coordinators. Both believe that children are one of the greatest gifts God can give and one that must be cherished and cultivated by the church. Daniel and Viktoriya have been married since 2017 and have three children. Daniel enjoys woodworking while Viktoriya enjoys crafts, planning events, and both enjoy taking trips with the family.