Welcome to Waters Edge Church

Looking for a Fresh Start?
Looking for a Fresh Start?

Come Get Refreshed at the Water, Waters Edge Church

Many people have lost hope, feel alone, and do not know what to do next.

That’s why Waters Edge Church exists.

Our Mission is to help you connect to God, find your community, then use your gifts and talents to change the world.

Meet Our Pastors
Meet Our Pastors

David and Lavinia Marshall

David and Lavinia met over thirty years ago and have been inseparable ever since they met. They met in Cleveland, Ohio where they were both beginning their careers. David was living his dream, playing Professional Football for the Cleveland Browns and Lavinia was a Junior Executive for a local corporation.

They have been married for over 34 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Gabrial and Nicole. At the onset of their marriage, they worshipped at a life- giving church which forever changed their lives. Their leadership preparation began long before they had the urge to start a church. They have lead Bible studies, served as cell group leaders, youth pastors, and community outreach pastors. In 2018, the call to pastor begin to ring. With much prayer, listening, and communing with God, David and Lavinia said, “Yes”! After years of prayer and preparation, they are embarking on this new part of their journey in Bradenton, Florida.

David and Lavinia have gone through training to plant a life-giving church. They are not just going to the edge of the water; they feel as if they are stepping into the water. They are excited and full of hope to help people experience God, grow in God, and change the world with the love of God.

What’s Important


Waters Edge Church Florida is a place where you can Connect to God, Find Community, and Change the World


We Foresee Waters Edge Church Florida as A Place Where You Have A Life Changing Experience With God, Grow In Your Relationship With God, Then You Go Spread The Love Of God.

At Our Core



Serving Our Community

Life Application Bible Teaching

Developing People



What We Believe

We exist to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
The church represents the arms, hands, and feet of Jesus Christ.

The Bible

The Scriptures both Old and New Testament are the inspired and reliable revelation of God to man and the authority of our faith and conduct.


The one true God has revealed Himself as the “I AM”. God is our Creator and Redeemer.

Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death and resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of God, and he is our great Intercessor.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is our Advocate, Counselor, and Comforter. Holy Spirit draws people to Christ and equips them for life.

The Church

The Church should glorify God in the earth, love, and serve others.


Salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ by grace and not by any works we do. We cannot save ourselves, we need a Savior and his name is Jesus Christ.