Stephen John Paul Miller

Associate Pastor - Worship & The Arts

Pastor Stephen has always had a heart for two things, music and people. He began playing piano as a very young child. Over the years he has studied many styles of music ranging from Classical to Jazz. He has worked with many accomplished musicians from prolific Jazz composers to Contemporary Christian artists. During that time he also worked in ministry alongside his parents John and Denise Miller, who have spent much of their lives in children’s ministry. 

He serves as the Associate Pastor of Worship and the Arts at Kingdom Life Christian Church in Bradenton, FL. Since then he has been searching for ways to use the music God has given him to reach the community and spread the message of God’s love. He is the founder and director of Contagious Sound Music, a worship program created to bring worship leaders from the area together to help promote and spread their original and Holy Spirit inspired music throughout the region. It is his hope that this project will inspire more and more worship leaders to write and create new music and through it reach the surrounding community for the Kingdom of God.  

Leadership Structure

• Senior Pastor – oversees the church, shepherds the leadership and the people

• Associate Pastors - oversees various ministries, assists in shepherding the people

• Licensed Ministers - oversees a specific ministry assists in shepherding the people

• Elders – Provides counsel, assists in direction & support to the Sr. Pastor & serves the people

• Deacons & Team Leaders – serves in leading the various ministries and helps

All of our leadership is required to be servants, always ministering in love and compassion. To accomplish this, the ongoing development of our relationship with God and our Christ like character must be our number one priority.

Christ is the King of the Kingdom, the church is the embassy of that Kingdom and His members are the ambassadors representing Him on planet earth. Thus He governs His Church through human authority, whom are those He has called and anointed.

Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV 11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. We maintain that every believer should be serving in ministry.

Lead Pastor & Founders, Don & Trish Sturiano

Associate Pastor
, Praise & Worship, Stephen John Paul Miller

Associate Pastor,
Family Ministry, Arvel Bowers

Associate Pastor, Eagles Wings Foreign Missions, Maggie Friedrich


Homeless Ministry, Tom Hayes

Prayer Ministry, Larry & Susan McGuire

Prison Ministry, Robert Miller

Outreach & Discipleship Training, Susan McGuire

Street Ministry, Amber Anderson


Don Chumney, Mark, Houseman, Rick Johnson & Marty Smith


Stephen Cotton

Edward Gresham

Eugena Gresham

Tom Hayes

Rob LeBoeuf

Ministry Teams Leaders

Building Oversight, Rick Johnson

Dance Ministry, Donna Bennett

Greeters, Ushers & Security Oversight Marty Smith

Greeters, Edward Gresham

Finance Administrator, Dori Chumney

Hospitality, Honey Smith

Homeless Ministry & Ushers, Tom Hayes

Kingdom Kids & Nursery, Trish Sturiano, Bethany Brown

Media Ministry, Mark Houseman & Hilliard Paul

Men’s Ministry, Pastor Don Sturiano

Security & Parking, Rob LeBoeuf

Ushers, Tom Hays

Woman's Ministry; Chendella Bowers

Worship & The Arts, Pastor Stephen Miller