Eneyas "E" Freitas
Rev. Dr. Eneyas Freitas, or he is normally known as Pastor “E”, is originally from Brazil. He has been serving the Presbyterian Church for many years in Brazil and in different parts of the United State.
Pastor E earned his Master of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary — Post-Literacy and Preaching in Post-Modern and Post-Christian Culture. He has served a number of mission organizations such as YWAM (Youth With a Mission) and 10/40 Window.
He has also served as a youth pastor in Florida, as associate pastor in Texas, as lead pastor in Michigan, as organizing pastor in Wisconsin, and lately, as organizing pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Phoenix (AKA) Urban Connect PHX / Executive Director for the Vintage 45.
Janice started her position here at the Gathering in September 2021. She comes to us with more than 30 years experience in public accounting, specializing in the non-profit sector. Since joining us, Janice has helped to create “Food is Love” food pantry, providing thousands of meals to those in need in our community. Janice has held executive board positions with both the Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County as VP of Finance and currently holds the chair of Secretary/Treasurer for the I Love St Pete Emergency Relief Fund. Janice lives in Shore Acres with her fur baby, Eli the Bichon. Stop by the office and say hi to both of them as Eli is a frequent visitor.
Jeremy has been serving in the music ministry for 20 years. He started playing in the church orchestra and then transitioned into playing guitar and leading worship.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.” (Psalm 3:5-6).
THE GATHERING ELDERS
Pastor Eneyas Freitas
Mary Ann Will
Denise Freitas was born in Brazil and moved to USA about 26 years ago. She’s married to Rev. Dr. Eneyas Freitas for 31 years and they have two sons. Nicolas Freitas married to Maizee Freitas and Gabe Freitas Married to Lulu Freitas.
Denise has been in children's ministry for almost 40 years, working with children of all ages teaching Sunday school, leading vacation bible school, children's choir, puppetry, worship and musical performances.
She’s earned a Bachelor's degree in Music and piano performance and has more than 30 years of experience teaching general music, piano, theater, choir and musical production in public and private schools.
Denise loves working with children and to help develop their beautiful gifts and talents. Most of all, she loves serving God.
Events & Youth Group
Scott, one of our volunteers and deacons, grew up in our church. With a background in marketing and years volunteering with various youth ministries, Scott is lending his talents and love for kids to The Gathering. He organizes many of our community events such as Food Truck Wednesday, Neighborhood Yard Sales, Outdoor Movie Nights and more. He's also in charge of our middle & high school youth group.