About Pastor Dr. Dave Ruth

About Pastor Dr. Dave Ruth

Introducing Dave Ruth—Senior Pastor at Church by the Sea.

Calling himself, “just a cowboy from West Texas,” our pastor, Dr. Dave Ruth brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our church. Educational achievements include a BS in Education, and two Master’s degrees, one in Bible & Cross-cultural Missions, and the other in Biblical Counseling. His Doctorate degree is in Systematic Theology.

When Dave completed his studies, the Lord took him to the Philippines where he was a teacher for the children of missionaries. He was also involved with sports evangelism for church planting, and as a director for counseling ministries to International students. His mission work culminated with the successful creation of two Christian Schools in Peru and Brazil for expatriate families. When he returned home, he developed a thriving Christian marriage and family counseling ministry in the St. Petersburg area. Now, as our Pastor, Dave’s vision for the church is to reach out to the multicultural community, up and down the beaches, by offering three worship services, all with different styles – casual, traditional and contemporary.

Dave invites you to visit one of our three services, and meet him and his wife.

“Come, have a cup of coffee and get to know us, and make new friends!”

CBTS would like to be a part of your life, and to demonstrate Jesus’ desire to join you on the path of life’s journey.

Dave is married to Bonnie and they have seven children and five grandchildren.