Our Pastor

Dr. Mike Wetzel

A native of Leitchfield, Kentucky, “Dr. Mike” Wetzel is the only son of Jerry and Doris Wetzel. Jerry, a high school band teacher, instilled his love of music in his son at a very early age and helped to hone his talent. Starting as music major, Dr. Mike turned toward an even higher calling. From the age of 13 Dr. MIke knew he was destined to work in some capacity as a minister of the gospel.

He received his BA from the University of the State of NY in 1987, his Master’s Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990 and Doctorate Min, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999. In addition to his busy schedule at The Island Chapel, Dr. Mike directs a program at Hardee Correctional for New Orleans Theological Seminary.

Dr. Mike and his lovely wife, Maria came to Tierra Verde from New Orleans to start The Island Chapel in 1992. They celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year. Dr. Mike continues to exhibit his love of music, as a trumpet soloist for The Awesome Original Second Time Arounders Marching Band. An avid sports fan, Dr. Mike proudly cheers for the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

If you wish to reach Dr. Mike, please email drmikewetzel@theislandchapel.org


Location & Info

The Island Chapel
1271 Pinellas Bayway
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Telephone: 727-866-7362

8:00 am and 10:00 am
Nursery Provided
– Ages 3½ and Under
Adult Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am
Children’s Sunday School 10:00 am

Dr. Mike Wetzel drmikewetzel@theislandchapel.org

Director of Christian Education
Joshua Wolfenden

Worship Music Director
Angela Wolfenden

Administrative Assistant
Nancy Johnson

The Island Chapel Event Calendar