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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.
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 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.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor. Ed and his wife Donna have been married for more than 35 years and are the parents of three daughters.
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