Worship Pastor Charlie




Hi Everyone, You can also find me on my secular Classic Rock bandmix page. My other screen name is Plane Rock Band. First let me say that I am a minister first and a musician second even though I've been a musician all of my life. I play several instruments. I prefer to lead worship with guitar, my first and main instrument. I also play bass, drums, trumpet, and keyboard synthesizers. I am proficient in improvising and site reading sheet music. I also have an extensive background in electronics, sound engineering and RF engineering which has contributed to my involvement with Church sound system design. I love knowing that this is a calling the Lord uses to make a positive difference in people's lives. I AM LOOKING FOR A PART TIME WORSHIP PASTOR OR WORSHIP LEADER POSITION at a small to medium size modern church community that embraces modern contemporary music but hasn't thrown out the baby with the bath water by discarding traditional hymns. I do like modernizing the traditional hymns keeping the rich lyrics and same melody lines so the hymns fits todays cultures here in this great country of ours, the USA. After all, none of us grew up in the 1500's.

After first moving to Ocala in 2007, I became the worship leader at Living Hope Community Church in Ocala. Our Praise & worship band played a blend of mostly contemporary & some traditional hymns. I continued there until October 2011. The following two years until March 2014 I was on the worship team at The Sanctuary Church. I started working as worship leader assisting the worship pastor at Christ Community Church beginning April 2014. In 2020 just as COVID hit our nation I moved on to serve as Worship Pastor at TruLife Church in Ocala, FL. I decided it was not a good fit for me to remain there as the Holy Spirit leads so I resigned in March of 2021 from my position as Worship Pastor/technical A/V director to take some time off for traveling, I am open to another Church staff position if the right opportunity comes up for me locally here in Ocala, FL. I can be reached at 352-470-2238

Screen name:
Worship Pastor Charlie
Member since:
Dec 20 2010
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
66 years


Paul Baloche, We The Kingdom, Matt Redman, Lincoln Brewster, Chris Tomlin, Don Moen, Elevation Worship, Leeland, Brandon Lake, Vertical Worship, Phil Wickham, Third Day, Mercy Me, Hillsong, Israel Houghton, many more.
Charlie Stracuzzi
Cell# 352-470-2238
email: worshippastorcharlie
.worshipleadercharlie website not up to date

Members Of Band

Members and Band Name TBD.
Future Praise team members should be able to state they confess and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and that God the Father raised him from the dead as stated in Romans 10:9-10. They should also be able to say and understand that they are Born again like Jesus in his own words explained to Nocodemus in John 3:1-17. Scripture also tells us in 1 Corinthians 12:3 that no one can say Jesus Christ is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. I've tested this and it is amazing how when I've interviewed potential Christian music ministers that they can't say this if they are faking it.

I am looking for skilled musicians that can say Jesus Is Lord of their life, mature in the faith and spiritually healthy to minister to others on and off the stage. I am looking to start a Praise & Worship band with a slight Rock N Roll edge to it. I have a set list prepared for now which I think is very up to date in the modern Christian concert and contemporary Christian music Church genre. I am first looking for a drummer, bass player and possibly two keyboardists. After I complete the rhythm section I will add more singers as needed. I lead worship mostly on electric guitar even though I play other instruments as well.


Here is my tentative set list:
Work in progress, stand by!
Graves Into Gardens - Brandon Lake
God So Loved - WTK
Holy Water
Goodness of God - Bethel
Open Up The Heavens - Vertical Worship
Surrounded (Fight My Battles)
It Is Well - Todd Fields version
Who You Say I Am
Revival - Third Day
Child of Love WTK
This Is Amazing Grace
Raise A Halleluia
Victory - Elevation Worship
Holy Spirit - Battistelli
The Blessing
No Longer Slaves
Lord I Need You
Heart of Worship
These Are The Names of God
Set list subject to change as needed.


More than enough, PA gear, and truck with trailer for hauling band equipment but I prefer a Church that has its own equipment and stage sanctuary unlike the "Portable Church" that needs to set up an entire stage and PA system every week in a space that is not in a permanent Church building. I don't feel called to be a Church on the road. When a Church community has its own building it facilitates being able to do midweek services, weddings, funerals and other community services like small groups, potlucks and Christian counseling when needed.