Pastor Eric McEwan,


Pastor Eric grew up in Northwest Indiana with his grandparents and mother Vickie. He has been married for nine years to his charming wife Kate and has two beautiful daughters Grace and Hannah. He attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he received his B.A. in Ministry and M. Div. Eric is passionate about communicating the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform lives and culture, seeing that God delivered him from fifteen years of addiction.

Pastor Gary Hofmeyer,

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Gary was ordained in the Reformed Church in America in 1977. He graduated from Western Theological Seminary and retired after 38 years in the ministry. Pastor Gary transferred his ordination to the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians in 2015. He is married to Dona and has two sons, Erik and Mark, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren (and hopefully more in the future). He is presently the Visitation Pastor of the New Creation Family Church where he fills in for Pastor Eric, leads Bible studies, and preaches for special services. His favorite theologians are Luther and R. C. Sproul.

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Threse Hammond,

Church Secretary

My husband Gene and I joined New Creation Family Church (formerly known as Pasadena Presbyterian Church) in 1998. I have served as Missions Chair, Fellowship Chair, Elder and Deacon.

I began working in the office as Church Secretary in 2015, using my administrative skills and experience to support our pastor and manage the church office, while utilizing my spiritual gifts to serve and minister to others. 

Shirley McLeod,

Preschool Director

Shirley McLeod is the director of Sonrise Early Childhood Learning Center.  She has been involved in early childhood education since 1991.  She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.  She received a teaching certificate through the state of Virginia in 1991.  She taught Kindergarten, First and Second grade as well as serving as secretary for the Chesapeake Reading Association and writing elementary math curriculum for the city of Chesapeake. She taught PreK at St. Petersburg Christian Preschool.  

She earned her director’s credential through the state of Florida and was the director of St. Petersburg Christian Preschool for 14 years before coming to Sonrise Early Childhood Learning Center.  She has a passion for education and enjoys training others to teach higher level thinking skills in developmentally appropriate ways. 

Family is very important to Shirley. Her husband Howard is the Media Specialist at Indian Rocks Christian School.  They have been married since 1993 and have two children, Marena and Aiden and the guardianship of a third child.  Her desire is to support families by helping to prepare children for future success in life academically, spiritually, emotionally and physically. 

Our Purpose Statement
Declaring the gospel, making disciples, and serving our neighbors in love

Address Information

100 Pasadena Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Sunday Services

Worship Service at 10am Nursery for Pre-K & under in Room #5, Children's Church K-5th

Contact Information

(727) 345-0148