Unclub Ministries, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to serving middle school students and adults in Pinellas County, Florida, and leading them to a fulfilling life in Jesus Christ.
We accomplish this mission by:
• Praying for young people
• Visiting local middle schools in various roles to help and serve
• Building personal relationships with middle school students
• Winning the respect of school authorities
• Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing
• Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with middle school students
• Inviting them to personally respond to the Gospel
• Loving them regardless of their response
• Nurturing middle school kids to grow in their Christian faith
• Helping middle school students reach their God-given potential
• Encouraging middle school students to attend church
• Working with young leaders who feel called to work with middle school students in Christian ministry.
We are under the authority and governance of a seven member board of directors.
MEET THE BOARD
Rev. Gary Hunt has been a youth pastor since 1976. This veteran of the ministry graduated from Liberty University and has worked specifically with middle school students, with an emphasis on campus ministry. He served for 25 years at the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Florida, where he oversaw a full program which includes a weekly activity known as “The Spot,” attended by up to 300 community middle-schoolers.
dr. angela Hunt
Novelist and professional photographer Angela Hunt has been writing since 1983. She often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences and served as the keynote speaker at the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writers’ national conference. In 2006, Angela completed her Master of Biblical Studies in Theology degree and in 2008 she completed her doctorate in the same field. In 2015 she completed her Th. D. She is married to Gary Hunt, and they have two adult children and three perfect grandchildren.
Chris Calderbank attended FSU and Teal College, and has been a commercial developer in the Pinellas County area for twenty-seven years. He is presently president of Genesis Production, Inc., a company designing inexpensive but quality housing for third world nations. Chris has two adult daughters.
Sue Kotchman has worked for Pinellas County Schools for 32 years. Before retiring she was an elementary school teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant principal and the principal of Madeira Beach Elementary School. She attended Seminole High School, University of South Florida, and Nova University where she obtained her Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Education with endorsements in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education (grades 1-6) and Administration and Supervision (all levels). She believes strongly in promoting literacy and writing skills, so began writing children’s books since her retirement. She believes “Life is about relationships and learning new things.”
Wayne Wardell was born in Clearwater at Morton Plant Hospital and graduated from Largo High School in 1981. He is the father of three fine children, and has been a business owner in Largo for over thirty years. He and his wife, Tammy, have worked with young people for many years and are a licensed foster family with the Florida Baptist Children's Home.
Tammy Wardell was born in Clearwater's Morton Plant Hospital and graduated from Largo High, class of 1981. She is the mother of three fine children who attended Seminole schools. She and her husband have been business owners in Largo for over thirty years. The Wardells are a licensed foster family with the Florida Baptist Children's Home.
Casey Kotchman was born at Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg. After attending Seminole Elementary Bauder, and Seminole Middle, he graduated from Seminole High School in 2001. He played Major Leage Baseball for the last eight and a half years and continues to call this area home.
Gary Hunt has run Unclub Ministries in Largo FL since 2014. He spends every day doing what he loves -- talking to different people, planning Unclub church services, organizing fundraisers, events, and ministering to middle schoolers.
Tyler Hunt has been working since 2005. He assists with UNCLUBS (voluntary before-school prayer groups) and with church services and special events.
Rev. Tim Jennings has had the privilege of serving in ministry for 40 plus years with the greater part of that time as a youth pastor. He has a master’s degree from Liberty University. He served on staff at First Baptist Church for 28 years. During the majority of those years he created and ran an outreach team called Solid Rock Company. This team saw thousands of young people place their faith in Christ. Tim and his wife Shannon have four adult children and four amazing grandchildren.
Tim is working under the umbrella of Unclub Ministries to implement the
Solid Rock Company Alumni Ministry. This ministry of encouragement and guidance is geared to students and staff who were part of Solid Rock Company. We will do this by praying for each other and holding meetings, whether in person or through Zoom calls. We look forward to sharing laughter and tears as we share stories and photos. The ministry will also include reunions and mission trips to Jamaica.
If you are interested in life coaching or just need some encouragement, be sure to contact Tim.