Pastors J.D. & Christa Mallory
J.D. Mallory is the Lead Pastor of Gulf Coast Church. As a gifted communicator, his humorous, as well as, hard hitting messages inspire and challenge people across generational lines.
He and his wife, Christa are anointed leaders with a contagious passion for God and a love for people. They have been serving the Lord together since 1990 and their authentic, relational approach to ministry centered on the heart of people... all people.
J.D. has an earned Doctoral Degree, has served as a Mentoring Coach for Pastors, a Presbyter, and even a High School Football Coach! His burden for people has taken him overseas numerous times developing ministerial leaders, building churches, orphanages and schools. Together J.D. and Christa desire to see God build and strengthen His Family in a way that will have an eternal impact on our Culture.
J.D. is originally from Miami, FL and Christa is from Shediac, NB. They have two married grown children and two amazing grandsons. Nic, his wife Jeweli and their son Judah live in Fort Myers, FL. Cassidy, her husband Jordan and their son Keiran live in North Port, FL. They all have a heart for the Lord and are serving Him in various areas of ministry leadership. J.D. and Christa are thankful to see how God is using their family for His purposes.