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.
To live Christ-centered lives of faith, urgency, generosity, change, and love.
To care for the broken, equip the called, and send hope to the world.
SENIOR & DIRECTIONAL LEADERSHIP teamS
Sr. Associate Pastor
Frank works directly with our Senior Pastor to help carry out the vision and manages the finances.
Kids & Student Pastor
Kevin serves on our team overseeing all of our next-gen ministries (birth-college).
Connection & Discipleship Pastor
Sean serves on our team overseeing communications, adult education, and groups.
Creative Arts Pastor
Tony serves on our team overseeing worship, production, and church online.
Church Office Administration
Assistant to Pastor David
Office Front Desk
Pastor of Prayer / Finances
Discipleship & Community Care
Pastor of Small Groups & SEU Extension SIte
Pastoral Care & Council
Missions & Outreach Pastor
Music & Production
“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
The Governing Elders oversee the weekly health and vitality of South Bay Church, our Pastors, and finances.
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.
13498 US Hwy 301 S.
Riverview FL. 33578