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Anchor Church of Sarasota
Founding Pastor

Bishop and Carol Shelby

Bishop Shelby is the founder of Sarasota Family Worship Center. Bishop Shelby and wife Carol felt the call to come and start a new church in Sarasota in 1993. After much prayer the Shelbys resigned from the church in Chicago and loaded everything they owned and came to Sarasota where they knew no one. The Lord blessed and provided a building and people who were dedicated to working for the Lord. In 25 years the church, Family Worship Center, has had many families come and receive salvation and healing for their spirit and souls. Bishop Shelby has also served as the Florida District Superintendant for the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ for a number of years.

Bishop Shelby is available to come to your church and minister. If you would like to schedule him for your church please email this website and he will get back to you. Bishop Shelby has pastored in Chicago area for 21 years before establishing SFWC in Sarasota where he has pastored for 25 years. He has ministered at many camp meetings and revivals as well as radio ministry for years reaching into 22 states with this gospel. Also he ministered by the way of television and streaming the gospel to many who are home bound and cannot physically be in services.

"Going from Strength to Strength" Psalms 84:7

3341 Gocio Road
Sarasota, Fl 34235
Phone: 941-359-3400

Service Schedule
Sundays:  9:30-11:15 AM

Thursdays: 7:30-9:00 PM





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