4124 Taylor Road

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

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The Loving Hands Ministry


This is our very special group of dedicated and loving Christian women. They have recently celebrated their fifth year of making quilts, pillows, and other wonderful comforting and useful items. The focus of their gifts are to donate their items to all those in nursing homes, hospitals, and shut-ins that are often forgotten.  To date, over 7,000 items have been hand-made and donated to all those in need with their "loving hands". These special women are an example of the true meaning of "love thy neighbor" through their service and love of Christ with their God given talents.

A Loving Christian Family


The Bible tells us to have fellowship with one another. Our church members refer to themselves as our family in Christ. Visitors often comment about their immediate feeling of being welcomed and the inspiration of love exuded as they enter our church doors. Fellowship is an important part of our faith and worshiping together is the experience which allows us to learn, grow and strengthen our faith as Christians.



Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 


"Church is NOT a haven for saints...Church  is a hospital for sinners!"

  • First Christian Church of Punta Gorda, was established in 1978 and held our first services at the church in 1980. Our Minister, Dwight Elam, has presided over First Christian Church of Punta Gorda since 2005.
  • The foundation of the church is a non-denominational church based on no man-made creeds, doctrine, or dogma. Simply said, "no book but the Bible, no creed but Christ, no name but the name Christian". "WHERE THE BIBLE SPEAKS, WE SPEAK; WHERE THE BIBLE IS SILENT, WE ARE SILENT" .
  • Our Mission is to read and study our Great God of Scripture and the grace, mercy and love that is found in Jesus the Christ.