Rise & Shine – Read the Bible in 2017

The Chronological Bible Reading Plan for 2017 is now available online for those who wish to use it to read through the bible this year. We will continue to review readings each week during our services, as our desire is to know His Word intimately as the Body of Christ.

Printed versions are available in the Church Office. Further, you may feel free to download the YouVersion Bible app for further insight and study. You can find this amazing app at

Posted on: July 13, 2017


iServe 2017

On a balmy Florida Monday morning 25 students jumped on the bus and in the van to venture far from home to another county to serve orphans, children in crisis and families in need through the Florida Baptist Children’s Home for iServe 2017.
The Children’s Home, is not just one home but rather several homes thoughtfully arranged on a tree lined cul de sac around a large playground with a traditional white wooden chapel as it’s anchor. That historic chapel with stained glass windows and wooden pews became our home for the week.

From breakfast until supper each day we partnered with the Children’s Home, the Compassion Center and Keeping It Real Ministries “KIRM Kids Kamp”. We split up into groups and took turns serving so that everyone was able to serve in every area.

They accomplished so much in four short days. Serving they :
Unloaded truck loads of food into a freezer.
Unpacked and sorted thousands of pounds of items from CVS and an office supply store.
Organized and rearranged donations on shelves to make them shopper friendly for the families who come in daily.
Taught the ABC’s of Faith in Jesus through VBS songs.

Played games and spent time with over 80 children.
Served lunches to Camp Kids.
Enjoyed dinner and afternoon game time with the children and the adult leaders living on campus.
Weeded flowerbeds of the president’s house.
Loaded a truck with enough dinners to feed 300 families.

Each evening the students shared their highs from the day. From their own pen here are a few of their highs:

When I was teaching the kids the VBS songs they seemed so happy. I was thrilled that I got to share with the kids a part of my life that makes me truly happy. – Hannah

I loved playing with the children and a couple of them got really close to us. For me personally, when any of them captured me with a hula hoop it was the cutest and the best feeling. I was also able to reunite with a wonderful woman, that was a previous summer camp leader of mine, who now works at the emergency shelter at the Children’s Home. – Anai

I loved seeing the kids faces when they saw a bunch of people that were there to love on them. – Tanner

On Wednesday most of the KIRM Kamp Kids went to the pool but some were not able to. We played a lot of games with the ones that stayed behind and they were so happy, they were having so much fun. – Ben

When we went to a movie, the children were so happy that we were there to laugh with them. Also in the gym we got to play with the Kamp Kirm Kids and they were so sweet and just wanted us to be with them at all times. This one little girl would not let go of me, it was so cute. The week was amazing. – Catie

I loved playing and talking with the children, it put a smile on their faces and also made me so happy. – Anabel

This week the youth group has been able to get closer and come together like one big family. When we were asked to work on the Compassion Center to organize all of the donations, the entire group came together and got everything sorted and organized. – Lindsey

It was a week where words like flexibility, humility, love, compassion, sacrifice, teamwork and endurance came to life. It was also a week where Christ’s love was on display through the youth, not just to those they served but to one another aswell.

The Florida Baptist Children’s Home has always been a ministry supported and loved on by our church. The youth are already making plans for a repeat iServe 2018 summer mission trip where we bring our “Game On” VBS to them and the KIRM Kampers!









-Daryle Whitaker


Posted on: July 12, 2017


Cuba Mission Trip, January 2018, Proposed

Anyone interested in going with FBC Tampa on Mission to Cuba in January 2018… Please CLICK HERE for our Mission Trips page and all the details. > More…

Posted on: July 12, 2017


Men’s Breakfast with Teddy Dupay – July 15

Join our men Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in the dining for Men’s Breakfast with former Gator, Teddy Dupay. Bring a friend. > More…

Posted on: July 09, 2017


Men’s Breakfast with Robert Glass – June 17

Join us every third Saturday of the month for our monthly Men’s Ministry Breakfast.

Saturday June 17, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in the dining room. > More…

Posted on: June 07, 2017


VBS is Coming June 5-9, 2017. Registration is OPEN HERE


It’s time for VBS at FBC Tampa. Coming this June 5-9, 2017

It’s out of this world. It’s Galactic Starveyors!

And you are invited for a completely free week for kids ages 3 (by September 1, 2016) through those who have completed grade 5. > More…

Posted on: May 03, 2017


Summer Discipleship – Wednesday Night Schedule

Wednesday Nights
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New Testament Survey (cont.)
with Pastor Bob in the Dining Room
-> Continuing thru August 9, 2017 *

No RSVP required.

Raising Kingdom Kids (Parenting Class)
with Brian and Jenn Harris in Suite 100
-> Eight weeks June 14 thru Aug 9 *

No cost | RSVP please CLICK HERE

Go: Returning Discipleship to the Front Lines of Faith
A Book Study with Jeff and Anne Weihe in Room 400
-> Eight weeks June 14 thru Aug 9 *

No Cost | RSVP please CLICK HERE

* no class June 21, Members’ Meeting

Call Boe (813) 424-1791 or email for more info

Posted on: May 03, 2017


Men’s Breakfast – May 20 with Bart Azzarelli

May 20 ,2017 in the dining room at 7:30 a.m. Come out this month and hear an encouraging and challenging Word from Brat Azzarelli, Jr., Founder and CEO of Dallas 1 Construction & Development, Inc.

For 32 years in Tampa, Bart has been running Dallas 1 for the Lord. That’s why you will find Proverbs 3:5-6 on every truck and a history of transformed lives. What might that look like for you? Where do you even start? Come and see. And bring someone with you. > More…

Posted on: May 03, 2017


Raising Kingdom Kids (parenting class)

Raising Kingdom Kids (parenting class)

  • with Brian and Jenn Harris in Suite 100
  • Wednesday nights6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Eight weeks -> starting June 14 thru Aug 2 (no class June 21)

Join us this summer for seven great sessions.

No cost | RSVP please CLICK HERE

From Amazon:

One of the biggest challenges that couples are called to face is raising God-fearing children. Raising Kingdom Kids consists of nine chapters on developing skills as a “Kingdom” parent, followed by how-tos for developing specific character traits in kids. This book challenges and equips parents to fully understand their position under God, helping them fulfill their role in parenting the children God has given them.

Posted on: May 03, 2017


The Story – Evangelism Training Wednesdays starting May 17

> More…

Posted on: April 30, 2017


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