The Island Chapel Leadership
The Island Chapel is blessed to have a team which is truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will.
Following are brief bio's of our Leaders:
Dr. Will McRaney
Dr. Will McRaney, "Dr. Mac" was appointed to serve as The Island Chapel's Interim Pastor in January, 2020, and officially began serving as Senior Pastor October 1, of that same year..
Dr. Mac has served not only local churches as pastor; but, he also served as a tenured faculty member at one of the largest Protestant seminaries in the world, and as Executive Director for the mission work of some 600 churches in Maryland and Delaware. These roles were in addition to his extensive work as a researcher, author, and trainer of church leaders.
Dr. Mac is the author of The Art of Personal Evangelism: Sharing Jesus in a Changing Culture.
Through his research, writing, and strategy development tools, he helps leaders realize their God-given mission and be more effective in their unique ministry context.
He began The Church Strengthening Network out of the Ministry Enhancement Group to develop Kingdom people for Kingdom advance by encouraging, equipping and coaching leaders.
Director of Next Generation Ministries & Church Growth
In January of 2021, Jon Bullock joined The Island Chapel as the Director of Outreach and Next Generation.
Prior to joining the Island Chapel, Jon worked in marketing for just over a decade, while faithfully serving churches in various roles. He has served in youth ministry, kids ministry, and small groups. He helped start a group aimed to help local business owners connect with the church and find help to navigate their lives and businesses. In addition, Jon and his wife have attended multiple training events, including the Family Life Development Center developed by Hope Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
In his role as the Director of Next Gen and Outreach, Jon leads the kids and youth ministries and focuses on how to help kids grow in their knowledge of the Bible, as well as develop character and increase their understanding of how the Bible applies to their daily lives. He also leads outreach at the church, with the goal of helping more people in our communities discover Christ. Jon assists The Island Chapel in finding more ways to serve the community and its needs.
He is married to Kristen and they have two children, Claira, three years old, and Jack, one year old. When Jon is not in the office, he can be found doing photography, drinking coffee, and playing at the beach with his kids. Although he is a native Texan and a Dallas Cowboys and Rangers fan, he enjoys rooting for “Champa Bay.”
The Island Chapel became Christina’s home church in 2013, and in 2014 she began serving in the nursery. She grew up in Seminole, FL, and was involved in the children’s ministry at her family’s church. As a child she assisted her mom in teaching Sunday school to the toddler class, volunteered in the nursery during her teen years, and also served as a leader for the Wednesday night AWANA program as a young adult.
Professionally, Christina has been in the childcare field for over ten years. She has her Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Educational Studies and Community Leadership at St. Petersburg College. Christina resides in Gulfport, FL with her husband and their cat, Sparkles.