“As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” John 20:21
We are a light for Christ in the community and throughout the world. This is a call for every follower of Jesus Christ. This is done by fervent prayer, faithful giving, and challenging and equipping our people to serve others.
Who We Reach
Our local focus for outreach can be put into four different categories: Seniors, First Responders, Military Personnel, and Children.
There are different programs and outreach events designed for each of these groups of people that we feel we are best resourced to reach.
We partner with many organizations to reach these groups with the Gospel of Jesus. You can see those partnerships below. How would you like to get involved?
New Life Solutions
New Life Solutions is a Christ-centered ministry offering hope, help, and healing for women, teens, and families by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and relationships. Since opening in 1985, they have ministered to over 100,000 women, teens and families sharing the love of Christ, promoting alternatives to abortion, and serving as a positive resource of help throughout the Tampa Bay Area.
Champion: Mary McNichols
Shepherd’s Village is a place where single moms and children can heal and grow after the brokenness and confusion caused by death, divorce, separation, or never having been married. They provide affordable housing, life skills management, job training, parenting skills and financial planning as well as redefining vocational and educational goals.
Champion: Jessy McMahan
One More Child
One More Child (Florida Baptist Children’s Home) exists to provide Christ-centered services to vulnerable children and struggling families. Last year, they were able to serve 261,691 children through foster care, anti-trafficking, child hunger relief, single moms and family support programs.
Champions: David & Anna Shanks
Pack-a-Sack provides a bridge for the food gap that some children experience on weekends between the free breakfast and lunch they are fed through the public-school system. Our church’s Pack-a-Sack team meets during the school year to help pack and deliver these bags to 162 kids in five public schools throughout Pinellas County.
Champion: Denise Krajeski
Canines for Christ
Canines for Christ is a Christian-based, animal-assisted therapy ministry that uses ordinary people and their beloved dogs to share God’s message of love, hope, kindness, and compassion to the community. They visit cancer centers, children’s hospitals, nursing homes, veteran’s hospitals, prisons, and crisis disaster response locations when needed.
Champion: Karla Brewer
First Priority of Tampa Bay (FPTB) is a locally-operated nonprofit that currently provides meeting resources and training to 61 student-led Christian campus groups/clubs. Get connected with First Priority through in-person or virtual groups that meet at various locations and times and is open to any middle school, high school, or college-age student.
Champion: Sonia Dennis
Pinellas County Urban Young Life
Pinellas County Urban Young Life invites kids to follow Christ, care for them regardless of their response, and change lives in the process. Their focus is reaching the youth in the Ridgecrest and Rainbow Village community.
Champion: Alisha Jones
Super Stitchers is a team from Indian Rocks, who use their gifts of sewing and quilting to bless those in need. They have given blankets, pajamas, pillow cases and many other items to our local and international ministries.
Champion: Louise Reichert
Missionary Ministries provides short-term, dependable transportation for Missionaries, Pastors or Christian workers in time of need.
Champions: Art & Ursula Tripke