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Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church

Easter of 1998 saw the addition of Idlewild Baptist's second campus church, Idlewild-Central.  Under the leadership of campus pastor Jeffery Singletary, Idlewild-Central aims at ministering to the inner city of Tampa.   In the same year, Central campus acquired the former Riverside Baptist campus where we currently meet.    Through the years Central has seen phenomenal growth as Campus membership has grown from about 50 members in 1998 to over 500 members today.The Summer of 2006 saw the implementation of  Vision Legacy (Phase One) which was the complete renovation of our sanctuary and administrative offices.  The Church body met at Blake High School during that period and on November 12th 2006 saw the re-opening and dedication of our new sanctuary.  With Phase one complete, (Phase two) which is the renovation of our Fellowship Hall is scheduled to commence Spring of 2007.As of January 29. 2007, Idlewild Central ceased and Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church was born.  Our name may have changed but the people and contagious worship remains the same.We are extremely proud to call Central home and would like to invite you to visit with us on Sunday mornings.
Our Purpose:  In Obedience to God's command, to take the life altering gospel to the lost in our community and beyond.  We believe that God convicts hearts and changes lives and that God uses the entire Body of Christ to accomplish His work.
Our Vision: To evangelize the Central Tampa Community and beyond with the gospel of Jesus Christ
Our Mission: We will faithfully trust God for all results while working with members of the Body of Christ to evangelize the community

Dr. Jeffrey Singletary, Sr. Pastor

Dr. Jeffery Singletary has been Pastor at Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church for the past 16 years.  Our mission is to To Reach Tampa and Beyond for Christ by... Exalting the Savior, Evangelizing the Sinner, Enlisting the Servant, Equipping the Saved, and Edifying the Saints through the Power of God's Holy Word.  

The Executive Staff

Zeb McKinon

Mininister of Family Worship

& Controller

Deacon Duane Canady

Director of Administration

Deborah Kemp

Executive Administative Assistant

Ericka Shumpert

Director of Children's Ministry

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