Welcome to First Baptist Port Tampa

Welcome to First Baptist Port Tampa website! We are excited that you have connected with us!

Whether you are new to the South Tampa area, looking for a church or returning back to your roots in Port Tampa you have started in a good place.

We are real people with real problems, and we have joined together to develop a relationship with God, and to fellowship with each other. Come just as you are, in spirit, to learn with us on this journey we call life.

Within the website you will find information about our church and the times we hold our services. We  would love for you to come visit us.

A Note from our Deacon’s:

Our Deacon’s are here to answer your needs until we call another Pastor. Please reach out to Deacon’s – Howard Giese, Ron Lester, David Shives or Gary Cloud.

God Bless You!

Welcome our Interim Pastor – Bobby Patton

July 2nd start a new series – The Parable of the Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37

In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus tells of a priest who when he saw a man lying on the way who had been been beaten and robbed, went out of his way to avoid the man.  Maybe he didn’t want to get involved, or maybe he was afraid he’d be next.  Then came a Levite, sure he would help, wouldn’t he? Nope. He goes the same route the priest did, so neither one wanted to help and even went out of their way to stay out of it. It was only a Samaritan who helped, and Samaritans were called half-breeds by the Jews, since they were half Jewish and half Samaritan, so the one they would least expect to help, was the only one that did, and even took care of the man’s expenses. That’s who are neighbor is; the person lying on the path who’s been hurt and needs our help.

Is it hard to love some neighbors more than others?
Are we (am I) a hard-to-love neighbor?
Are we like the priest or Levite at times?
Who’s been a Good Samaritan to you?
Have you been a Good Samaritan to anyone?

VBS Galactic Starveyors is coming soon. Mark your calendars for July 16-20, 2017.
Director of VBS – Paulette Russell is looking for volunteers to help make VBS a success this year. She can’t do it alone, she will need helpers.

Please take the time to watch this very important message.

Breakfast provided every Sunday at 8:30am, for a donation.

Conceptional chalk drawing - Help needed

Get Involved – Volunteer – “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10.

Click this link to see where you can help. If you are interested in helping contact Carolyn Shives, Education Director (813-839-2946).


8306 Interbay Blvd. | Tampa FL 33616
Phone: 813-839-2946
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