Who We Are
Carrollwood Baptist Church began as a congregation in June of 1994 through the merger of two former congregations, The First Baptist Church of Carrollwood and Bay Area Baptist Church, led by Rev. Tom Rives. Recently retired, Rev. Tom Rives (Pastor Emeritus) led CBC through the merger and many years of spiritual and numerical growth. In August of 2015, CBC called Dr. Joe Alain to be the church’s second Senior Pastor. Today, CBC continues to be a thriving and diverse Christ-focused and loving congregation seeking to bring the Good News of Christ to the Tampa area and our world.
Our Mission Carrollwood Baptist Church is a loving fellowship of Christians who are taught by God’s Word, led by God’s Spirit, and are committed to loving God and loving others by:
In all things, Carrollwood Baptist Church desires to be a church that’s purpose is to be Christ-like in our daily living by emphasizing total commitment of life to the Lordship of Christ for the Glory of God.
Plan Your Visit
What time is the worship service?
Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and typically concludes around 11:30 a.m.
What about my children?
We value families and children spending time in worship together, so typically older children (K – 2nd Grade) are in the worship service until they are dismissed for our “Children’s Worship” children’s ministry. We also have a fully staffed nursery and preschool department. Children ages 4 and younger may be brought to our nursery and preschool department prior to the worship service where we have age-appropriate classes and activities for them.
Where do I enter? We have greeters at the two main entrances to our worship center (Life Center) on Sunday mornings. Any of our greeters will be glad to answer any questions you might have and direct you to our Connection (Welcome) Center.
What do I wear? Although some people “dress up” for our worship service, most will dress casual and comfortable. You’re likely to see people dressed in everything from a suit to khaki’s and blue jeans. We do not consider ourselves a church that is too formal in our attire.
We have Sunday morning Bible studies for all ages beginning at 9:15 a.m. Greeters are in place at our Welcome Center in our Education Center prior to 9:15 a.m. and will be glad to assist you in finding a Bible study.
Do you offer other services and activities?
We have a full schedule of activities for all ages on Wednesday evenings beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Early Prayer and Bible Study, Preschool and Children’s Choirs, Worship Orchestra Rehearsal
Youth Refuge (Student Ministry)
Prayer and Bible Study, Children’s Missions (RA’s and GA’s), Adult Bible Study Teacher’s Meeting, Worship Choir Rehearsal
For more information about all of our ministries, check out Ministries on the main menu.
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