Worship Leader

Shelly Burgan

Shelly joined the staff on March 3, 2019, as our worship leader.  She has an extensive musical background in churches all over the area.  She is talented in voice, as well as on the piano and keyboard.  She is a valuable addition to our worship service.  She is upbeat and full of enthusiasm for the Lord.  She will bring a new dimension to our services.

Ministry Assistant

Cindy Stone

Office  941-474-7647  Cindy handles all things financial for the church and is our purchasing agent.  She takes care of odering all supplies for the church, as well as balancing the checkbook.  

Ministry Assistant

Kay Rice

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Kay Rice came on board at New Hope Baptit Church on January 3, 2018, in the capacity of advertising/media coverage for the church.  Kay and her husband, Ed, have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.   Kay and Ed hail from central Illinois and have been Florida residents since 1995, with a 2 year stint in Aiken, South Carolina.   Kay has an administrative background, as well as 12 years as a medical transcriptionist.  


Bob Sharp

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Office and Voice Mail: 941-474-7647

Cell Phone:  941-685-4367


Interim Pastor: 1993-1994
Interim Pastor  October 2007-January 2008
Called as Pastor: February 2008

Marrried to Pat since June 1962
      Three Children
       Nine Grandchildren
       Two Great Grandchild

Saved at Southside Baptist Church Sarasota:  1973-1990
First Baptist Sarasota: 1990-93/94-1999
Sarasota Baptist::1999-2007

SBC Certified Deacon Trainer 1984
Certified Master Life Trainer 1993

Contract Worker  FBC  1984-2012

Owned and Operated Sharp Wood Products  1981-2000 (sold)
Owned and Operated Sharp Team 2000-2015


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