In March of 2008, a team of 20 people living and serving Jesus in Harrisonburg, Virginia, began to meet up and think through what it would look like to start a new church. The desire was to go to a major city of influence; one where millions of people lived. Later that year, God made it clear that Tampa, Florida was going to be that location. The mission was to see people reconciled to God and rescued by the power of the gospel through Jesus.
After months of prayer and planning, the team began to relocate to Tampa to initiate the new church plant. From the early to middle part of 2009, each team member from Virginia made their way to Tampa. They immediately got to work and began building relationships, intentionally sharing and living out the gospel, and holding Bible studies out of their homes as well as on the campus of USF. What God created as a result of all of this was Aletheia Church in Tampa.
Since then, a vibrant, growing, multi-generational, gospel-centered community has been established. We have seen hundreds of lives impacted by the saving grace of Jesus. Dozens more have been baptized. Our global reach has extended itself to places such as Mexico, Peru, Ireland, and The Dominican Republic. And two other churches (in Gainesville and St Petersburg) have already been planted out of this young church.
This is Aletheia. We are a people called out for a specific purpose: To see Jesus glorified and to see Him reconcile and rescue people who do not know Him.