History

2003 - The vision for a Lakewood Ranch Church develops around a kitchen table. 

2004 - Regular planning sessions are held at a variety of Lakewood Ranch locations.

2005 - Rev. Elizabeth Deibert is called as Pastor. Sunday night meetings are held at Living Lord Lutheran Church on State Road 70.

2006 -  Sunday morning worship is moved to Manatee Community College (now State College of Florida.)

2007 - Music and Arts Director Gia Havener joins the staff; Mission Outreach expands around Lakewood Ranch and beyond.

2008 - Rev. Tricia Dillon Thomas is called as Pastor to Youth and Families.

2009 - Peace Church is chartered as the 39th church in Peace River Presbytery. 

2010 - Peace relocates to the Manatee Association of Realtors building on Lakewood Ranch Blvd. The congregation continues to grow.

2011 - Peace continues to develop groups for prayer, Bible study, youth, peacemaking, Christianity & science, interfaith dialogue, exercise, movie discussions, parenthood, marriage, and more.

2012 - The Building Vision Team begins to develop a master plan for either a new church building or the purchase of an existing one.

2013 - Peace purchases the former Aurora Ministries property on State Road 64 and establishes a permanent home.  Peace celebrates its first Christmas in its new home.

2014 - The congregation begins the work of making our former office building suitable for church activities. The chapel is painted and wired for sound. Rooms are furnished. Walls come down. And the kids' wing begins its transformation into a friendly place.

2015 - With the gift of a grand piano and bells from a sister church, the Music Program at Peace grows to 65 participants.  Children and Youth number more than 40 with 20 in college

2016 -  Reached financial goal for a new Sanctuary construction will begin in 2017