Senior Pastor - Jim Stultz

Pastor Jim Stultz has been the Senior Pastor of Peace River Baptist Church since January of 2008. He and his wife Donna have six children and eleven grandchildren. Pastor Jim is a graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa. He has served as pastor in Baptist churches since 1980 in Iowa and Indiana before moving to Florida.

Pastor Jim writes a weekly devotional that has appeared as a regular column in several newspapers. He is the author of the books "Moments of Meditation," and "Treasure Walks with God."  Both are devotional journeys for each day of of the year. 
When not involved in the joy of ministry you may see Pastor Jim fishing or walking along one of the beautiful beaches of Southwest Florida with his dear wife Donna.  

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Gary Collins - Associate Pastor of Family Ministries


Gary Collins is the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries since 2021. He and his wife Amy have three children, now in college, high school, and middle school. Gary graduated from Spurgeon Baptist Bible College in Mulberry FL, where he also served as pastor of Shepherd Road Baptist Church for 14 years. Gary has been a farmworker, vet tech, 911 calltaker, middle school teacher, and mail handler. He loves to teach the Bible in large and small group settings. Gary and Amy enjoy traveling, kayaking, snorkeling, and other outdoor activities.



Music Director - Jim Reuter

Jim Reuter has been serving as the Minister of Music of Peace River Baptist Church, officially since 2008, although he first came to PRBC in 2007 where he played the piano and led the choir as a volunteer. He and his wife Cheryl have two children and four grandchildren.  Prior to PRBC Jim & Cheryl had been involved in the music ministries of various churches in Port Charlotte since coming to Florida from the Buffalo NY area in 1975.  
They were founding members of “HIS Four…Ministries”, a Southern Gospel Group that performed concerts all over the State of Florida as well as doing a few northern tours from 1990 to 2007.  They still perform many of the HIS FOUR… songs at PRBC using people from the choir to round out the group.  Their HIS FOUR… Ministries CD recordings are available at the church during the PRBC Winter Concert Series each year.

Jim started playing the piano at the age of 5 and took lessons until he was 17 doing lots of

church music over those years as his piano teachers were pastors' wives.  He has had the privilege of doing three Piano CD projects: “By Request,” an all Piano Christmas CD “Making Spirits Bright,”  and his most recent "Great is Thy Faithfulness." All are available at the church.

When not involved in the Music Ministry, you’ll see Jim on the Carmelita softball fields, watching his grandchildren play sports, or walking his two standard poodles. 


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Secretary - Terri Smith

Terri Smith has been serving as secretary of Peace River Baptist Church since 1998. Terri and her husband Bob have been members since 1989. They have three children and take great pleasure in being grandparents to their seven grandchildren.

Terri is involved in many ministries within the church such as working in AWANA, hosting an annual Halloween outreach (Mission 10/31) and directing VBS. She also sings in the choir and helps out in other areas of ministry as needed.

In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising and gardening.

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