On September 17, 1989; A small group of nineteen Christians, including six children from the South Venice Christian Church met a the home of Emily Scheffler in Englewood, Florida and organized a new church for Englewood East. The name Church of Christ Englewood East was selected for the new church. Plans were made for further meetings and a search began for a place to meet.
November 12, 1989, forty- one members signed a charter and formed the nucleus of the church.
The Englewood East Church of Christ building was dedicated on January 14, 1996 with 126 people attending.
Jim Ratliff, a native of Pike County, Kentucky, served the congregation of the Englewood East Church of Christ since it was first established in 1989. He went to be with the Lord February 20, 2016.
Jim Chandler accepted the call as Senior Minister in June of 2016. While change is difficult for most, Jim and the Elders continue to lead the congregation through positive changes in leadership, worship, vision, and facilities.