Burnt Store Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)) was born on March 20, 1983. A group of men and women in what is now Peace River Presbytery had a vision for a church in the southern part of Charlotte County. It was assumed that Punta Gorda's expansion would happen in that area of the community and so plans were made to establish a church there. Our first building was dedicated in 1985 with an educational facility to follow in 1988. Our current sanctuary hosted its first worship service on November 4, 2001.