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Stephen Ministry was founded in 1975 by Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk, Ph.D. to train lay people to provide quality, one-to-one Christian care to individuals experiencing a life crisis. Today, more than 13,000 congregations representing more than 170 Christian denominations are enrolled in the Stephen Ministry program. More than 500,000 laypersons have been trained as Stephen Ministers, who in turn have ministered to more than a million care receivers. Stephen Ministry is now in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces, and 30 other countries. If you are in need of a Stephen's Minister, please contact the church office.

Generation to Generation


First Presbyterian Church (ECO) seeks to minister to retirees – year-round and seasonal – in the Punta Gorda area.  But we know that retiress are not just one group - there are the Elders, Builders, Boomers, and the Gen Xs that make up this demographic.  As a result we try to minister to the unique needs of each of these demographics.  Come and be a part of the team. If you are looking for a church home, please visit us at 10:30 am on Sunday mornings. We are Loving…Growing…Going…in Jesus!


We currently support missionaries in Peru, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.  As well as several local mission organizations.

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