The story of The Grove Bible Chapel Tampa is a story of God’s faithfulness and blessing: a declaration of the surety of Christ’s commitment to build His church (Matthew 16:18). Our church formally launched in November of 2014 as Harvest Bible Chapel Tampa Bay, the outpouring of a core group of 42 people, likeminded in faith. Harvest Bible Chapel Tampa Bay was planted with the sole purpose of glorifying God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
In the summer and fall of 2019, the Lord provided an opportunity for Harvest Bible Chapel Tampa Bay to re-brand, re-plant, and re-launch for the pursuit of gospel progress as The Grove Bible Chapel Tampa.
We have only just begun, and by God’s grace we have already seen lives changed, marriages restored, and new believers baptized. We are an Elder-governed, staff-led organization, with a variety of ministries including offerings for men, women, and students. However, the heartbeat of our discipleship model is found through our Small Group ministry. It is here that we seek to fulfill the “One Anothers” of the Bible, as we strive to become an Uncommon Community, one in which we don’t just gather with one another, but rather, we gather for one another. The Scriptures are our greatest treasure, and we work diligently to teach our people, verse-by-verse, each week.
The Grove Bible Chapel Tampa is committed to the Bible’s teaching that men who hold the offices of Elder and Deacon are to oversee various functions of the local church. We are a totally autonomous church that is part of a greater collective of churches who are all committed to planting, multiplying and strengthening churches. We are an Elder- governed, staff-led church, co-laboring with The Grove Bible Chapel in Winter Garden, Florida, in the mutual ministry of planting churches throughout Central Florida.