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Dr. Daniel and Mary Stahl

Dr. Daniel Stahl - Lead Pastor



     In 1980, God led Daniel to the Brandon, Florida area to minister to students at Bell Shoals Baptist Church and work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Since that time he has had the awesome opportunity and privilege to start and lead two new churches and serve as a staff member at two other churches in Eastern HIllsborough County.  Almost 33 years later (gulp!), his desire is to follow the leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit by launching The Palms Community Church, his third new church plant in the eastern Hillsborough County Area.


     He has surrendered his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and wants to allow the spiritual gifts that have been given to him to be used in the most productive way possible for God's Kingdom.  "But my life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus - the work of telling others the Good News about God's wonderful kindness and love." (Acts 20:24 NLT)



Pastor Daniel was born in Leitchfield, KY and graduated from Western Kentucky University. He later attained his Master's degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and continued his education through Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. where he received his Doctorate of Ministry degree.


Daniel enjoys spending his time traveling, visiting with family and friends, the beach, golfing, and watching sporting events.  He has four children, a step son, and seven grandchildren.  His favorite movies include:  Jason Bourne series, Braveheart, Gladiator, Count of Monte Cristo, and That Thing You Do!  His three most influential books are:  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey, The Normal Christian LIfe by Watchman Nee, and Halftime by Bob Buford.


Pastoral and Consultation Ministry Experience:

  • Founding and Senior Pastor, The Palms Community Church, Valrico, Florida 2010- present

  • Connections Pastor, Shelbyville Community Church, Shelbyville, Indiana  2008-2010

  • President and Lead Consultant, The Palms Consulting Network, 2006

  • Founding and Senior Pastor, Bay Life Church, Brandon, Florida, 1994-2004

  • Director of Adult Ministry, Crosstown Community Church, Brandon, Florida, 1989-1993

  • Founding and Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Community Church, Dover, Florida, 1984-1988

  • Senior Pastor, Turkey Creek Baptist Church, Plant City, Florida, 1983-1984

  • Associate and Youth Pastor, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon, Florida, 1980-1983

Contact Pastor

The Palms Church - 207 New Hope Rd - Brandon, Fl  33511

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