Garrett Saul attended Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL) where he received a B.A. in Biblical Exposition. In May 2019, he received a Master of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI). He served in youth ministry for four years while he was a seminary student. In the CRC denomination, candidates for ministry are examined by the classis, in other words the regional district of churches, after they have completed the required education for ministry. Since Terra Ceia church belongs to Classis Southeast US, Saul was examined on September 19 in Port St. Lucie (FL) and was OK’d to be ordained. He was ordained and installed on October 6.
The Saul family moved to Terra Ceia in June, 2019. Garrett and Andrea Saul have been married for five years and have three children, Irena (4), Theodore, (2), and Quinn (1). Mrs. Saul also went to Moody Bible Institute and received her B.A. in Women’s Ministry with a concentration in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Before moving to Terra Ceia, she served as a children’s ministry coordinator at Church of the Servant (Grand Rapids, MI). Pastor Garret’s hobbies include cooking, running, playing music (guitar, ukulele, and saxophone), reading the Greek New Testament, and playing with his kids.
In the first few months that Rev. Saul has been with the Terra Ceia congregation, he has expanded the “Feed the Fire” program to include something for all ages. Open to the community, Feed the Fire meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month, beginning with a free dinner at 6:30. After the shared meal several ministries are offered: adult Bible studies, youth group for high school students, hands-on activities for kids in grades 3 thru 8, an interactive worship experience for kids ages 3 thru grade 2, and nursery for infants.