A Letter from Our Pastor

DSC_5688.jpg

Welcome.

My wife, Nicole, and I want to personally invite you to check out Centerpoint Church.

Centerpoint Church was launched as “an alternative to church as usual.” Our heartbeat is to be a church where long-time followers of Jesus could grow in their faith and, simultaneously, people could investigate faith. So, for us “an alternative to church as usual” means: the safest place in the world for anybody struggling with anything; welcoming every person--from every background imaginable--and answering questions people are asking; serving the people in the community; and being all about Jesus. So, if you are a Jesus follower, we want to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus. And, if you are investigating the claims of Jesus, we want you to know that this is a safe place to do that. In fact, you can belong here before you ever believe.

We are a movement on mission, in our city and in our world, to amplify the name of Jesus and to lead people to experience the love and grace He offers.

We are not perfect. But Jesus is. Thankfully, we are a Jesus church.

Nicole and I hope you'll join us soon--we are excited to meet you.

- Bryant Golden, Lead Pastor

 

Mission

It is our mission to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through connectingserving and reaching.

 

Vision

We imagine a church...

...that is accessible and welcoming to every type of person imaginable. 

...for the religious, the irreligious, the skeptic, the cynic, those without hope, those feeling lost, and those who are giving this one more shot.

...that is doing everything possible to not make it difficult for people who are turning to God.

...where the message of grace is her heartbeat.

...that is the safest place in the world for anyone to struggle with anything. 

...where there is no addiction, no dysfunction, no habit, no sin that keeps people on the outside of pursuing Christ. 

...that is the physical representation of Jesus in our city, and eventually, our nation. 

...that goes to the darkest places with light. 

...that welcomes the religious, political, social, sexual outcasts into our homes. 

...that engages with the people we spend our entire lives moving away from, but Jesus spent his entire ministry moving towards. 

...that has a voice for those that don't have a voice as individuals made in the image of God. 

...of sanctified dreamers and people who pray big to shape their city with the unending, never-runs-out, love of Jesus. 

 

Core Values

Intimacy with God
God desires an intimate relationship with each of us.

Biblical Authority
God has spoken to us through the Bible and we recognize it as the final authority for our lives.

Relevant Environments
Every environment should be designed to effectively connect with its target audience.

Relational Evangelism
God’s message of forgiveness through Christ is most effectively conveyed within the context of personal relationships.

Authentic Community
Accountability, belonging, care, and spiritual growth happen best with relationally connected believers.

Strategic Service
Our spiritual gifts have maximum impact when exercised in support of our strategy.

Intentional Apprenticeship
We are responsible for passing along to others the knowledge, skills, and opportunities that have been entrusted to us.

Promote Multi-Cultural Community
We take intentional steps to create a multi-cultural church that is representative of the surrounding community.

 

 

Our Team

 
 Bryant Golden  Lead Pastor

Bryant Golden

Lead Pastor

Bryant grew up in the Tampa Bay area, where his father, Dale Golden, was a pastor for thirty years. At an early age, Bryant developed a passion for the local church through the example of his dad. During his undergraduate years, God began to birth in Bryant a vision to create a church that was an alternative to church as usual.  A church that would tear away every unnecessary barrier to people connecting with Jesus, whether they were long time followers of Jesus or simply investigating the claims of Jesus. That vision became a tangible reality with Centerpoint Church. In 2010, Bryant Golden became the Lead Pastor of Centerpoint Church, believing that through Centerpoint, God would impact this city and beyond for His glory. Since then, God has grown Centerpoint from a small group of people to hundreds of people. We believe the best days are ahead.

Bryant first attended Business School for Management at Clearwater Christian College and began a career in Business. He then received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Piedmont International University and then did seminary studies in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He resides in the Tampa Bay area with his wife, Nicole, and their three children.

 Justin Elam  Next Generation Pastor

Justin Elam

Next Generation Pastor

 Jonathan Correa   Operations Director

Jonathan Correa

Operations Director

 Nicole Golden  Creative & Worship Arts Director

Nicole Golden

Creative & Worship Arts Director

 Dale Golden  Associate Pastor

Dale Golden

Associate Pastor

 Chris Olson  Communications Director

Chris Olson

Communications Director

 Isiah Garza  Student Pastor

Isiah Garza

Student Pastor

 Donn Hobbs  Facilities Coordinator

Donn Hobbs

Facilities Coordinator

 Brian hughes  IT Coordinator

Brian hughes

IT Coordinator

 Andy Wingate  Media & Worship Coordinator

Andy Wingate

Media & Worship Coordinator

016.jpg

Join our team!

Want to be a part of the Centerpoint Church leadership team? We are always interested in meeting friendly, qualified candidates that are passionate about pointing people to Jesus.
Please email your resume and cover letter to info@centerpointfl.org.