About Our Minister

4124 Taylor Road

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950


‚ÄčDwight D. Elam was born September 12, 1951 in Lexington, Kentucky. He lived in the same house until he graduated from high school and went to Milligan College in Tennessee. He and Becky married in 1970 and graduated from Milligan in 1973 with a B.S. in Bible and Education. He minored in Psychology, Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Their daughter Christia was born in 1973.

Dwight's first job was teaching Elementary Physical Education and Youth Ministry. In 1977, Andrew was born. He accepted a full time Youth Ministry position in Griffith, Indiana.

He graduated from Morehead University with a M.A. and Life Time Certification in Education and began working toward a doctorate in education at the University of Kentucky.

Dwight has held ministry positions in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida. He has been at First Christian Church of Punta Gorda, Florida since 2005.

Dwight and Becky are proud grandparents to Trey, Jack, Olivia and Madelyn.