St James United Methodist Church

Empowering people to transform the world. Tampa, FL
St James United Methodist Church

Who We Are

St. James is a place that empowers people through Jesus Christ to make a direct impact on our world. Through this community of faith, we are helping people to see that God’s grace is available to EVERYONE!

That being said, we are a church that is “all-in” when it comes to loving people and loving God. So, whether you grew up going to church, haven't been to church in years, or have never been to church, you will find people at St. James who've been right where you are.

Love a challenge? We encourage you to experience our services, small group studies and volunteer opportunities…get yourself connected! If you take that step, we believe you'll quickly discover that life you've been looking for!

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Inclusive, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Preschool, Disability

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Hillsong-style

Denomination
Methodist (UMC)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1987

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647-3219

Phone
(813) 971-4790

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
With three different Sunday morning services times and both traditional & contemporary styles, we offer a variety of options for you with excellence & relevance. There is something for everyone! Through the use of music, messages & creative arts, we strive to create experiences each week that are enjoyed by all ages. So, whether you are young or old, married, single or single again, childless or with children, this is a place for you! Sunday Service Times: 9:30am - Traditional 11:00am - Contemporary 12:30pm - Contemporary

What is the community like?
St. James is a place where many people have found hope and new life. Together, we are becoming a community of faith, hope and love, helping people to see that God's grace is available to EVERYONE. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, authoritative in all it teaches. We believe salvation is a free gift, but discipleship gives us things to do. We believe Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life, and His way is better than anything the world can offer. Our mission is to teach, Walk with integrity and love all the people that God sends our way...and to enjoy the journey as much as possible.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We are a church that loves people. Period. So, whether you grew up going to church, haven't been to church in years, or have never been to church, you will find people at St. James who've been right where you are.

Leadership View all

Steve Ezra

Steve Ezra

Steve was born and raised in Northern Indiana, but after 33 years of grey skies and icy windshields, he finally wised up and moved to sunny Florida, where I served a church in Clearwater before coming to St. James in 2008. He loves preaching and teaching about this “Jesus way of life,” and encouraging people along the journey. What does a “typical” pastor do for fun? No idea. But Steve loves all forms of racing. Anything that has to do with engines and speed! He also love reading and studying. When He gets breaks with his family, Steve loves traveling around the country with his incredible wife, Karen, and their four wonderful children. Steve's mission in life is to preach Jesus, walk with integrity, and love the people God sends his way...and to enjoy the journey as much as possible. To find out more interesting tidbits on our pastor, you can subscribe to his blog.

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