Longboat Weddings & Ministries
Our Wedding Chapel
Our Chapel is nestled on a magnificent, tropical campus located on Longboat Key, the coast’s most pristine and glamorous barrier island. When you arrive on our five-acre campus you will immediately feel the tranquility and see the “Old Florida” charm of the setting. Our Friendship Garden is truly a botanical treasure with a plethora of trees and plants. It borders Sarasota Bay. The brick walkways through the garden lead you to the gazebo and a large sailboat dock with views of the bay. Public access to the white sand beach of the Gulf of Mexico is moments away by car. The three settings: garden, bay and beach offer dramatic and exquisite settings for your wedding photographs.
Our staff is totally dedicated to making your event at the Chapel a very positive and memorable experience. Our Senior Minister has served since 2001 as an ordained professional minister. His extensive experience allows him to address every possible need that a wedding couple may wish to discuss. The wedding coordinator will assist you with planning your unique ceremony, in a budget sensitive manner, and ensure that your wedding experience is perfectly choreographed. In addition to the services offered at the Chapel, we personally know and can recommend wedding professionals in the surrounding area that can assist with every service that you may desire for your wedding event.
Our Senior Minister
Rev. Brock Patterson
Pastor Brock finds his greatest joy in seeing others discover God’s unconditional love for them! A passionate teacher, Brock brings fresh meaning and timeless truth to those familiar with church while communicating with relevance to those who are brand new. He enjoys caring for people outside of the church walls, whether they’ve quit attending church, have never attended church, or don’t “fit the mold” in other church environments.
Pastor Brock grew up in a loving Christian home of the Baptist faith while attending Catholic High School in Little Rock. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Baylor University and continued in the field for many years as an executive in Corporate Finance, specializing in Commercial Lending. Brock began serving as pastor in the United Methodist Church in 2001, completing his Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary (Cumberland Presbyterian) with an emphasis in Church History and Theology. He has served as a Chaplain at Methodist University Hospital (Memphis) and is a recognized leader in Church Planting. He has served as Senior and Founding Pastor in United Methodist and Non-Denominational churches and is blessed with a wealth of knowledge for congregational growth and discernment.
Pastor Brock has two adult daughters, Meagan (Spenser) and Rachel, one grandson, Wolfe, and one granddaughter, Eloise. He is a gifted writer, publishing annual Advent and Lenten series, blogs and historical fiction. Brock is the fourth child of five (two brothers and two sisters), an avid fisherman, and loves to hunt, garden, and cook. He loves a good cigar and enjoys all types of music and sports entertainment.
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key , FL 34228