Staff

Pastor, Kent Adrian
kdadrian22@gmail.com

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Kent Adrian, Senior Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church, has served as pastor in Florida for over thirty years.  Kent, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Seminary, is the author of the book, BEDROCK:  The Three Qualities of God That Enable You to Handle Life with Strength and Confidence.  He is also President and Executive Director of Life Impact Connections, Inc., a Christian speaking and resource ministry.  The goal of this ministry is to counter the various forms of a me-centered gospel so prevalent today with the genuine God-centered gospel, and to emphasize the life-giving impact of this gospel.

Youth Pastor, Andrew Mikhov
andrew@emphasisonchrist.org


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Andrew was raised in Tulsa Oklahoma and came from a big family of ten kids. He moved to Sarasota, Florida in October 2015, and got married to a beautiful, amazing girl, Annetta. God truly blessed Andrew as he married his best friend, his encourager who he now gets to call his wife. Andrew believes there is nothing better than to see youth grow in Christ’s love. In this generation, everyone is trying to rob our freedom and our salvation in Christ. The idea of evolution and being your own “god” is sweeping our youth in schools, colleges and universities, and if we as God’s children are not firmly rooted down in the gospel, we can get swept under these misleading ideas. Andrew's passion is to equip and mentor the youth so they know who they are in Christ. His passion is to give them a strong foundation in the Bible so that they can defend their faith wherever they go.

Worship Leader, Ryan Zimmer
ryan@emphasisonchrist.org

 

Ryan is a worship leader, songwriter, and audio engineer whose main passion is to know Jesus and make Him known in the earth. His primary focus and background in worship leading and songwriting has led him to take the journey of faith from Pennsylvania to Florida in 2012 to be part of a church plant as a worship pastor. In addition to leading the Sunday main service at CPC, Ryan leads the worship and prayer nights every Wednesday and oversees the audio/video production ministry. In this great life adventure with God, Ryan's desire is to see his music connect this generation to the presence and love of Christ and see the nations transformed by worship and prayer. 

 

Administrative Assistant, Leah Ellermets
connect@emphasisonchrist.org

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Leah works part-time in the office handling an assortment of administrative duties.  Leah was born in Ohio and raised in Bradenton, Florida! She enjoys being outdoors, scuba diving, spending time with friends, and playing guitar. She currently attends USF and is majoring in psychology with hopes of being a mental health therapist.