Leadership TeamPluralistic Eldership
One of these aspects is that while we have a Lead Pastor, we believe in pluralistic eldership of the church. In other words, we believe that there should be multiple voices helping lead, encourage, and helping people to follow Christ. We don’t believe in exclusively following the “one guy” mentality, but by having a team of leaders there can be better accountability, broader discipleship, and deeper insights as God’s Scriptures are revealed each week. For more thorough understanding of this biblical conviction, click here to LEARN MORE.
Stephen Smarowsky is an ordained pastor in both the Southern Baptist Convention and the Christian & Missionary Alliance and has served in several different ministerial roles such as Lead Pastor, Founder & President of a para-church ministry, Church Planter, Leadership Coach, Worship Leader & Song Writer, Chaplain for several assisted living facilities, homeless shelters and County Jails, has taught middle school and high school level courses and is currently a part of the faculty as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College of Florida. He is also the Founding and Lead Teaching Pastor here at Vintage Grace Church.
Stephen graduated from Trinity College of Florida with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Ministries w/ a Pastoral Emphasis and received his Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Stephen writes and speaks for several different organizational and leadership development networks, which was birthed from his time serving in SBC Associational Leadership.Stephen was born and in St. Petersburg, FL and was raised in Pinellas Park where he still resides. He has been married to Brooke for 12 years and they have 3 children – Amber (7), Parker (5) and Rylie (2). The Smarowsky’s love family life, serving the community together, rooting for the Denver Broncos and everything Disney World.
Interim Music Minister
Tom has been musically inclined for over 40 years and is very comfortable with a guitar in his hand. He has been using his gift to minister to the church for over 10 years and is currently serving as our Interim Music Minister.
Tom is an avid model train collector, can name any central Florida train track just by sight, cooks a mean grilled chicken, loves working with his hands and is the husband of his amazing wife, Anna. They have 11 grand children and their home is always warm and welcoming to anyone.
Tom has known the Lord for some 15 years now and loves serving Vintage Grace!
Deacon & Director of Community Relations
Interim Children's Director
We learn from, respect, honor and seek wise counsel from the following leaders, their families, churches and ministries.
Dr. John Zuch, Academic Dean, Trinity College of Florida – Trinity Quest
Scott Harris, Senior Pastor, FBC Brookesville
Dr. Charlie Martin, Senior Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church
The Board of Directors is the legal governing board of Vintage Grace Church and helps manage logistical vision and tasks.
Stephen Smarowsky, President
Carl Nelson, Vice President
Anna Rogers, Treasurer