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April 06, 2019

Reaching the Community

Where is God leading the church?  That's a question Pastors Doug Sauder and Virgil Sierra ask.  As pastors in South Florida, they say their job is to mobilize the church body to action. That starts with teaching, worship and prayer. They talk with Ed Stetzer about how the church can impact the community on Ed Stetzer Live.



Doug Sauder
Doug Sauder

Doug Sauder

For the past fifteen years, Pastor Doug Sauder has been on staff at Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale, serving in a variety of pastoral roles.  He preaches weekend and mid-week services as well as serves on the board of 4KIDS of South Florida. As part of his role as lead pastor, he leads the teaching and vision teams as they work hard to fulfill a mission to make disciples in South Florida and beyond.  Doug and his wife Suzanne are raising their 3 boys, whom they call their “sons of thunder.” 

Virgil Sierra
Virgil Sierra

Virgil Sierra

Virgil Sierra is the Lead Pastor of VERTICAL Church. But before he came to Vertical, he spent 10 years serving the community as an occupational therapist in hospitals, mental health wards, and pediatric clinics. Those skills have helped him in understanding human behavior, human development, family dynamics, as well as the importance of simply ‘helping people.’ Virgil is also the founder and lead singer of the internationally renowned Christian music ministry of CONTAGIOUS, which has been impacting people of all ages throughout Latin America and the U.S. for over 15 years. Virgil and his wife Gislaine have three children, Caleb, Sophia, and Nicholas.


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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

Ed Stetzer Live

Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and a hurting world. Join Ed Stetzer in an engaging discussion of todays cultural trends.