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Ben Shurtliff


We are incredibly blessed to have Pastor Ben as our senior pastor. His journey of ministry has been marked by a deep commitment to serving God's people. Pastor Ben first joined our church as the associate pastor, bringing his enthusiasm and dedication to the role. After five years, he felt called to expand his ministry and accepted the position of senior pastor at the Miami Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church. From there, his leadership skills and passion for spreading the gospel led him to the Brandon Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In the fall of 2022, much to the joy and excitement of our church members, Pastor Ben returned to the Port Charlotte SDA Church as our senior pastor. His experience and familiarity with our community have made him an invaluable asset in shepherding our congregation. Pastor Ben is not only a dedicated pastor but also a loving husband to his wife, Tria, and a caring father to their two children who are currently attending elementary school. We are grateful for his unwavering commitment to the spiritual growth and well-being of our church family.

Gavin Forbes


We are excited to welcome Pastor Gavin as our new associate pastor! With a fresh perspective and a heart filled with the love of God, Pastor Gavin joins us following his graduation from Union College in May 2023. Born and raised in the Orlando, FL area, he brings an understanding of our local community and its needs. Pastor Gavin's true passion lies in sharing and demonstrating God's love to everyone he encounters. We are eager to see how his ministry will help us grow closer to God and extend His love to the world around us. Please join us in warmly welcoming Pastor Gavin to our church family!

Art Grayman


We are honored to have Pastor Art as our beloved associate pastor and Spanish ministry pastor. His rich history of service and dedication to ministry spans several decades. Pastor Art has been an integral part of our church community since his arrival in Port Charlotte in 2000. He has diligently cared for our congregation, providing spiritual guidance and support.

Before joining our church, Pastor Art served in various pastoral and leadership roles across different countries. For 20 years, he faithfully served as a pastor and departmental secretary for the Inter-American Division in Colombia, Venezuela, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, and the Colombian Islands of Saint Andrews. Following his return to the United States, Pastor Art devoted 21 years of his life to Christian Record Services for the blind.

Pastor Art's life has been marked by love and family. He was married to his beloved wife, Prudence, for over 60 years before her passing in 2023. Together, they have raised three grown children and have been blessed with six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pastor Art's compassionate spirit and wealth of experience continue to inspire and uplift our church family.

Church Staff

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Diane Sedgwick

Church Administrator

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Office Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:

9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

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Sandee Lawrence

Office Manager

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