Pastor David & Karen

Our Story

Pastor David & Karen Speicher

Pastor David started pastoring in 1985 as the pastor of a small church in rural Missouri. He was 21 years old, and his ministry influence grew. In January 2010, David and Karen felt the Lord was leading them to become pastors at South Bay Church since there was no pastor present. After the congregation and elders asked them to do this, they let go of the business they had founded and owned for seven years, CORE, the Center for Organizational and Relational Excellence. With CORE, they and their teams traveled extensively across the United States, speaking at and leading companies of every size in developing healthy structures, goals, and cultures. Through the seven years, their ministry opportunities exploded in the marketplace. However, when David and Karen received the call from the Lord to pastor South Bay Church, they walked away from the business and wholeheartedly invested in the church family.

Since then, David and Karen have seen countless blessings, including planting multiple regional churches: City Pointe Church in Plant City, Sea Glass Church in Apollo Beach, and Appointed Church in Lithia. They have sent out numerous well-equipped pastors to lead vibrant churches in other regions of the country. They have seen South Bay grow and expand in many directions as the ministry of Jesus Christ flourishes astoundingly.

Pastor David has been married to Karen for 30 years, and they have three married daughters. Phil and Abby Martin (granddaughter, Ember), Greg and Morgan Crandall, and Joshua and Sierra Harper. David holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology, a DM in applied theology, and a MA in counseling. Pastor David is currently licensed in Florida as a professional counselor.        

Mission

To live Christ-centered lives of faith, urgency, generosity, change, and love.

Vision

To care for the broken, equip the called, and send hope to the world. 

SENIOR & DIRECTIONAL LEADERSHIP teamS
Frank Twombly

Frank Twombly

Sr. Associate Pastor

Frank works directly with our Senior Pastor to help carry out the vision and decisions as well our the finances of SBC. 

Kevin Riggs

Kevin Riggs

Kids & Student Pastor

Kevin serves on our team overseeing all ministry for kids & students (birth-college).

Sean Doherty

Sean Doherty

Connection & Discipleship Pastor

Sean serves on our team overseeing all communications, adult education, and groups.

Tony Ambrose

Tony Ambrose

Creative Arts Pastor

Tony serves on our team overseeing worship, production, and church online.

Church Office Administration
Pamela Walsh

Pamela Walsh

Assistant to Pastor David

Kellie Welling

Kellie Welling

Office Assistant

Paul Portman

Paul Portman

Pastor of Prayer / Finances

Next-Gen Ministries
Irene Martin

Irene Martin

Pre-School Director

Delana Barker

Delana Barker

Elementary Director

Chad Bagley

Chad Bagley

Students & Young Adult Pastor

Discipleship & Community Care
Melissa Rios

Melissa Rios

Pastor of Small Groups & SEU Extension SIte

Sheila Holloway

Sheila Holloway

Women's Ministry

Norris Brown

Norris Brown

Missions & Outreach Pastor

David Rowlson

David Rowlson

Pastoral Care & Council

Music & Production
Brad Murray

Brad Murray

Worship Leader

Matt Long

Matt Long

Media & Production Director

“And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” Acts 14:23

Governing Elders

The Governing Elders oversee the weekly health and vitality of South Bay Church, our Pastors, and finances.

Robert Davis

Robert Davis

Toby Hansen

Toby Hansen

Richie Harris

Richie Harris

Bill Lipe

Bill Lipe

Paul Portman

Paul Portman

Juan Santos

Juan Santos

David Speicher

David Speicher

Frank Twombly

Frank Twombly

 

Shepherding Elders

The Shepherding Elders meet less frequently and are more focused on being the eyes and ears of South Bay, to offer spiritual insight and wisdom.

Andrew Bryant

Andrew Bryant

Dan Gore

Dan Gore

Herb Joiner

Herb Joiner

Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Ed Ramsey

Ed Ramsey

Kevin Riggs

Kevin Riggs

Address

13498 US Hwy 301 S.
Riverview FL. 33578

Contact Us

(813) 677-0721

info@southbay.church