St Andrew Presbyterian Church

Where YOU belong, Come and See! Tampa, FL
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church
St Andrew Presbyterian Church

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5340 Primrose Lake Cir
Tampa, FL 33647-3589



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Who We Are

St. Andrew is a grounded mainline church passionate about nurturning the spiritual lives of real people like you. We take seriously Jesus' invitation to EVERYONE, regardless of who we are or where we've been, and invite you to join us on your own Christian journey.

At St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, you can:

Be welcomed as you are;
Have your questions appreciated and thoughtfully explored;
Know you matter and find meaningful relationships with others;
Find meaning for your life, discovering, developing and using the gifts God has given you;
Know you and your family will discover and strengthen your Christian faith;
Know your family is safe, cared for, and cared about;
Hear consistently the call to enjoy and celebrate God's love, and not the obligation to earn it;
Be a part of something bigger, God's hopeful and joyful presence in the world.

About Us

Casual, Down to Earth, Friendly, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young families

Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education

Contemporary, Traditional Hymns

Presbyterian (PCUSA)





Our Services

What are services like?
The "main event' every week is worship. Currently, we have one worship service at 10 am on Sunay mornings. It lasts about an hour. In it, we have music, sing songs, read from the Bible, pray and listen to a sermon that connects real life to the stories of the Bible. Twice each month (1st & 3rd Sundays) we also celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. On the first Sunday, we pass individual servings of bread and cups of grape juice to the congregation in their seats. On the third Sunday, we serve by "intinction", when people are invited to come forward, tear a piece of bread from the loaf and dip it into a large chalice of grape juice before eating it. Also, because we believe that this is the Lord's Supper, and not ours, you don't have to be a member of St. Andrew or a Presbyterian church to receive it. This is a part of God's grace, given by God who loves us, and something that none of us can earn or deserve.

What is the community like?
Members of the St. Andrew community collectively support the ministry and mission of St. Andrew through financial giving and offering their own time, skills and talents. They also commit to nurture their own spiritual lives through regular worship, study and fellowship.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come anyway. People are people. Like Jesus, we welcome all people, regardless of their background. We work to listen to and consider different opinions. Even if your beliefs are different, even if you don't consider yourself a Christian at all, we welcome you to worship with us and be involved in our ministry and mission. The Christian Church is diverse, made up of lots of different traditions and histories. We believe that diversity is good and God-given, rather than a source of division. As a Presbyterian church, we are only a part of that diversity and don't claim to be "the only game in town". Instead, we work to connect and cooperate with other Christians from other traditions. Yet, because there are so many other "types" of churches, we also think it is important to say where we come from.


David Shelor

David Shelor

David Shelor was born and raised in Black Mountain, North Carollina as the son of a Presbyterian pastor. After graduating from Davidson College in Davidson NC, he worked for four years as an engineer in Atlanta before entering Columbia Theological Seminary there. David served for seven years as the pastor of Carrollton Presbyterian Church in Carrollton GA before coming to Tampa to start St. Andrew. He has also served churches in Stone Mountain GA and Ghana, West Africa. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. He and his two children love being in Tampa as a part of St. Andrew. "People still want to have an experience of God and know that God has more meaning and purpose for their lives than just living day-to-day," David claims. "I am excited to be a part of a community of people who are feeling God's presence and listening for God's voice in their lives."

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