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.
Jay Watson, Youth Minister
Jay Watson is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he majored in education.  Jay is a former youth minister and public-school teacher in Central Florida where he lived for most of his life.  He is committed to building a strong foundation of faith and community for the youth and their families.  Jay and his wife, Yudith, joined the 53rd Avenue church of Christ in August, 2018. Email him at