Don Sturiano, Senior Leader

Pastor Don is deeply committed to his relationship with Jesus Christ, believing that the light that shines the brightest at the core will shine furthest into darkness. For this to take place, he has devoted himself to intimate personal worship, prayer, fasting, and dedicated study of the Word of God.  His passion is loving The King, demonstrating His Kingdom. With a mission to cultivate a culture that manifests the atmosphere of Heaven so to perpetually demonstrates the love, wisdom & miraculous power of Jesus Christ within the church, our community and the earth.  

 

Loving God, loving people, proclaiming and demonstrating the Gospel of the Kingdom has been his heart's desire for over 35 years. 


He was a successful karate school owner and a state, national and world ranked competitor in the late seventies to the early eighties. In 1984 he gave his life to Jesus Christ. He served from the mid-eighties to the early nineties as a full-time Youth/Young Adult Pastor at Harvest Temple Church in Largo, Florida. 


Prior to pioneering Kingdom Life, he also was a Lay Pastor, using his gifts to support a local church, while maintaining a full-time career as President of a large telecommunication equipment distributor. With seasoned experience in the ministry and in the market place, Pastor Don has a unique ability to minister to people from all walks of life. 


For over 10 years he as also served as the Chaplin for the Bradenton Police Department, was the Chair for the Faith Based Alliance and is a writer for the Bradenton Herald's Faith Section - Click here to see the various City initiatives he oversees in partnership with our Mayor and Chief of Police.   


In 1985, while attending a conference, the Lord placed a seed in his heart that birthed a deep desire to seek first the Kingdom of God. 


In January, 2006, he along with his wife Trish of 32 years, knew God was calling them to start a church that represented the Heaven on Earth. With the Holy Spirit leading them, encouragement from others and Divine confirmations, all  led to the founding of Kingdom Life Christian Church, on Sunday, February 5th 2006. 


He is a member of The Bethel Leaders Network Global Legacy in Redding Ca., Global Awakening in Mechanicsburg, PA., with his Ordination through Roberts Liardon's, Embassy Global Network in Orlando, Fl.