Tampa, FL is well-known for a lot of things. We have hosted some Super Bowls. We have fantastic sunshine, and some of the best beaches in the world.
What is maybe less known is how incredibly diverse the Tampa area is. With its very roots traced to Cuban cigar rollers and Italian immigrants, Tampa is called the Cigar City.
We are are also among the nation’s leaders in the number of strip clubs per capita, and plastic surgeries.
But did you know, Tampa is great need of healthy churches? As Pastor Ken Whitten of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa recently said, “Tampa is a city in the South, but it’s not even close to being a southern city where the gospel has been saturated.”
The Tampa Bay Baptist Association has a vision for doing just that; not so much making Tampa a southern city, but saturating it with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
And the most effective way to accomplish that is through church planting.
Could God be calling you to help us plant new churches here. Could he be calling you to help us re-plant and revitalize churches here?
We hope you will watch the video (above) and contact us.
Special thanks to pastors Ken Whitten, Justin Perry, Bruce Moore, George Thomasson, Stephen Rummage, Joel Vicente, Quincy Stratford and Drew Tucker for their participation.
Produced by Boe Ellis of CERICDigital. Shot in March, 2014. We appreciate your comments below.