Pastors Stephen and Jennifer Schlabach founded Shining Light Church in 1994. They have a passion for Sarasota and to see people’s lives changed by the power of God’s word. They have been so personally impacted that they say, “this is just too good, not to be shared!”
With a B.A. in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University Jennifer then attended Rhema Bible College in 1992. It is there that Stephen and Jennifer met and were married in 1992. She enjoys teaching the word and has a passion to see families and children walking in God’s love and security.
Pastor Stephen and Jennifer are the parents of 2 beautiful children Ross and Juliana. The family enjoys living in the country on a small ranch with their 2 dogs Lala (a German Shepherd) and Truffles (a cockapoo), 3 horses, some goats and other critters that may happen by.