Merritt Island Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

Inspirational, Relational, Musical & Family Friendly, Missional Minded.

Merritt Island Presbyterian welcomes all who desire a close spiritual community experience. As followers of Jesus Christ we gather together to study scriptures through Sunday morning worship celebrating two expressions in our 8:45 praise and our 11 am traditional worship. Along with inspirational worship we offer educational opportunities for all ages and fellowship galore. The church's child care center opens at 7am - 6pm during the week for infants through 4 year olds. Our kids klub for K-6th grade runs Tuesdays during the school year from 3-5:30 with biblical teachings through plays, music, recreation, snacks and crafts. Following the children's activities our Tremendous Tuesday supplies gourmet suppers for all in the family. Music plays a major role with 3 handbell choirs, a praise band and a classically trained sanctuary choir. Fellowship and missions highlight our service.

Presbyterian (PCUSA)




Our Services

Service Times

  • 11:00am - Traditional hymns


Sheppard Lawrence

Dr. Shepp Lawrence serves the church as pastor. He came from from Venice FL in 1983 to 1991. Dr. Lawrence spent the next 20 years as a hospital / hospice chaplain, a stated supply and interim and worked in pastoral care for Central Florida Presbytery. He returned to Merritt Island Presbyterian in Oct. 2011. A BA graduate of Presbyterian College, 1971, a M.DIV graduate of Columbia Seminary, 1974 and a D. MIN grad of Boston University, 1980. Dr. Lawrence resides in Merritt Island along with his wife Sue Nisbet. They have 2 grown children, Sarah Smith and Grant. Dr. Lawrence enjoys opening wide the beauty and mysteries of God's word, recreating with young and old and involvement in missions here and abroad. He recently returned from a mission trip to an orphanage in Bohac, Haiti.


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