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Real people serving a real God. We are a Spirit Filled Church. Praise and Worship is upbeat and exuberant. The message will be Spirit led and will be delivered straight from the Bible in a way that encourages and equips you to live life on purpose.


Our Pastor

Over the years, Pastor Ken Cook has distinguished himself as a spiritually gifted and powerful minister who has an insatiable hunger for the deeper things of God. He has witnessed many miracles, signs, and wonders and is committed to apostolic principles in all areas of his life. He is the founder and president of Lifestyle Evangelism Conference.

Pastor Ken Cook is a man of tremendous integrity and character who exemplifies Christ in every area of his life. Recognized as an international evangelist, he is noted for his uniquely captivating, and life changing ministry that transcends all walks of life.

With over 20 years of instructing and imparting insightful Biblical principles into the lives of thousands, Pastor Ken has the necessary skills to help you fulfill your calling in Christ.

With an ever expanding ministry that strategically reaches beyond the boundaries of the local assembly, his concern for the well being of others is extraordinary.

His wife, Julie, is a woman of compassion, honor, and prayer. With a multiplicity of ministerial talents, she is an inspiration to the people of The Sanctuary. They are the proud parents of their beautiful boy, Micaiah.

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Pastoral Staff

Dr. Freddy &
Amarylis Minaya

Benjamin &
Shanelle Pooler

Well known for his bedside manner and genuine care for each patient, Dr. Freddy earned his doctorate in 2013. He possesses a unique set of skills that position him for greatness in his field and helps lead one of the fastest growing clinics in Pinellas County. He is a bilingual licensed minister and together with his wife, Amarylis, serve on the executive pastoral staff.


Amarylis obtained a Masters in Counseling and a Bachelor in Social Services. She is an instructor at a local private school.


Freddy and Amarylis married in 2007 and have three beautiful daughters. 

Benjamin was an All State, All Region, All Prep award winning high school athlete. He played linebacker at The University of Maryland before transferring to The University of Cincinnati to finish with up his collegiate career. Projected as a sure fit in The NFL, Ben performed well at the combine, where he impressed many scouts. 


Ironically, his path abruptly changed, and today, he is a licensed minister with a deep hunger for the things of God. Benjamin and his wife, Shanelle, serve on the pastoral executive staff.


Shanelle was raised in Jacksonville, Florida and received her Bachelor degree at University of South Florida, and a Masters in Clinical Informatics from Capella University. 


The Poolers were married in 2020, and welcomed a beautiful baby girl in 2021.

Santi &
Melissa Ramos

Originally from Bronx, NY, and Philadelphia, PA, respectively, Santi and Melissa Ramos serve as the Spanish and Cultural Ministries Pastor.  


In addition to raising four beautiful daughters and their dog, Bruce, this bilingual family has an impressive professional resume, including being the owners of Process Valet Waste Management.


Before relocating to Seminole, Santi and Melissa travelled four hours, twice a week, to attend The SOS. Consistency and loyalty are two of the many traits that set them apart in the Kingdom of God. 

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Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

John 14:6 (KJV)

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."



There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9;

1 Timothy 3:16)


The Gospel

The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4).


The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and the final authority for salvation and Christian living.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."


The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues. 

Acts 2:4 (KJV)

"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."


Gifts of the Spirit

We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government.

(Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11) 



We believe in the power of prayer.

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV)

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."


Praise and Worship

We believe in enthusiastic praise and worship.

Psalm 150 (KJV) 

"Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.  2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.  3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.  4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.  5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.  6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD."


Sin and Salvation

Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 4:12, Acts 2:36-39)



We believe in reaching out to our community our nation and our world through evangelism, community outreach, missions, and developing ministers.

Matthew 9:38 (KJV) 

"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest."

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