4835 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34233 | 941.924.8713

Pastor Ros Springer


Interim Pastor


Rev. Ros has completed thirty years in full-time ministry, most recently serving as the Senior Pastor of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lakeland, Florida.
She is best known for her creativity in programming,  innovative worship experiences and sense of humor.  Her sermons are rich with visual images and deep in strong Biblical understanding. Bethany Christian Church more than doubled in worship attendance during her eight years as their spiritual leader.
Rev. Ros is a popular retreat leader in Florida and throughout the Southeast.  She has led spiritual growth retreats, elders’ retreats, senior adult retreats, women’s events and special seminars focusing on prayer and understanding scripture.  Church boards are often interested in her presentations of what makes a healthy church.
Since her retirement, she spent three years as the coordinator of Florida’s camp and conference program and served as the camp chaplain during the summer months.  She has served as the Interim Minister at First Christian Church in Zephyrhills, FL,  and at First Christian Church in Haines City, FL.
Growing up in Florida, she graduated as Brandon High School’s valedictorian, earned her B.S. at Phillips and National Universities, and entered ministry in Tampa.  She has pursued continuing education at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis.
Her warmth, humor and radiant smile draw people to her as they realize that having a living faith in Jesus Christ provides abundant joy!

Fun Facts About Ros

Favorite Scripture
But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10: 14-15
Favorite Books
Love to read (and listen to) legal suspense and murder mysteries. John Patterson is my favorite author.
Favorite Foods
It would be easier to tell you what I don't like: brussel sprouts and refried beans! Favorite food is fried chicken...


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.