Stephen Schlabach

Stephen Schlabach

A Pastor with Purpose

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!”

Pastor Stephen is a dynamic teacher of the word of God, teaching freedom from the works of the law into the glorious liberty of grace and truth.

He attended Rosedale Bible College for 2 years, graduated from Rhema Bible College in 1992 and received his Doctor Of Ministry from School of Bible Theology Seminary & University in 2012.

Pastor Stephen has traveled extensively teaching leaders around the world. He has been a senior pastor for over 20 years, his passion remains for the local church and seeing people lives changed by the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s free gift of grace.

Pastor Stephen and Jennifer are the parents of 2 beautiful children Ross and Julianna. The family enjoys living in the country on a small ranch with their dog Layla (a German Shepherd) , 2 horses, a cat, some goats and other critters that may happen by.

Co-Pastor
Jennifer Schlabach