Meet Our Staff:

            Lon Schindler, Preaching Minister


Lon Schindler graduated from Preston Road School of Preaching, Dallas, TX, in 1978.  He has preached in Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas, and now the beautiful state of Florida as well.  Lon has always placed a strong emphasis on personal evangelism and church growth.  Lon joined the ministerial staff at the 53rd Avenue church of Christ in February, 2014.
If you would like to contact Lon, you can e-mail him at or call him at 972-832-5323.

  Melanie Duckett, Church Secretary

Mel can be reached by email at office at, or by telephone at the church office at 941-753-4153.
Youth Minister

Fifty Third Avenue Church of Christ is looking for a Youth Minister to serve our congregation of 200 and our youth group of approximately twenty. Our youth group is strongly supported by our membership and its parents. We are located in Bradenton, Florida, on the beautiful sunny Gulf Coast. Our future Youth Minister will plan, communicate and execute programs and activities aimed at enriching the spiritual lives of youth.

We are seeking a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferred in Bible, youth ministry or related field.  Equivalent experience will be considered. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with education and experience.

A complete job description is available on this web page under the Ministries tab or request by contacting the church office at or (941) 753-4153. Please send resume’ and references to the attention of the Youth Minister Search Committee at the same e-mail address or mail to 53rd Avenue Church of Christ, 3412 53rd Ave. East, Bradenton, FL 34203.

Closing Date:  Open until filled.