I have attended grace family church since about 2005 and totally disagree with the 2011 post. I know of at least 3 of the several pastors on staff that are degreed and concur with the most recent post that a degree does not make you a pastor, it is having a heart for GOD. This church definitely has a heart for GOD which makes it one of the most successful churches in the world. I challange that blogger to step up and and attend a couple of services and our GOD will use those lay people (as you referred to them), to also change your heart and your mind. The 12 apostles were not experts either and they turned the world upside down... In either case I hope the heart of GOD will open your eyes so you will not longer be blinded about what you think a church should or should not be. This coming from the same guy that thought that a church had to have stain glass and marble fixtures and alot of gold to be a real church. God bless you anyway!!
To the one whom posted about the ministers at this Church, I have never been, but I do plan to attend soon. I just want to know, how you are able to judge these ministers? If they didnt go to seminary or have college. Does that truly matter? God gives people the ability to minister the word. Not a University, sure anyone can go to college and say they are whatever they want to. It takes a true man of God to stand up in front of 1 man or many men and spread the word of God and we or you have no right to JUDGE. Leave that to THE FATHER.... If they are doing any wrong he will be the Judge in the end. In the mean time, if your not happy with this church, dont go. Find something better to do with your time then slander these people. ( You might want to go do something good for a neighbor, or stranger).
This is my home church. For more than five years I have been a member of GFC. My wife and I didn't have children when we started attending and now our son is 3 and he is well taken care of while we are in the service. He knows already little things like Jesus loves me and God made me. The worship music is awesome and the messages are powerful every week. Besides, GFC has so many other activities for men, women, couples, children, etc. I have invited people to visit and they have stayed. This church is really a blessing .
Grace Family Church is located in the northern part of Tampa and is an incredible place with friendly people. Just walking in the door I was greeted by so many smiles that I couldn't help but feel good. The music at this church is modern and helps you to connect with God on a higher level. The pastors are real people and the messages are things that you can apply to your daily life. We have found the perfect church home.