On June 23, 1974, First Christian Church of Tarpon Springs met for the very first time in the First Federal Saving and Loan Association in downtown Tarpon Springs; 12 people became “charter members.” The vision of the church was to reach people for Christ in north Pinellas and west Pasco counties as well as support domestic ministries and international missions.
Our First Building
Bob (and Carolyn) Allen was called to serve as the first senior minister in 1975. On the church’s first anniversary, the congregation received a donation of five acres of land on Keystone Road and was able to build and occupy the first building by January of 1977.
Our First Missionary
God blessed the church. It grew. More land was donated. Classrooms were built and more staff was hired. Tom (and Rosalie) Phelps served as the second senior minister (1982-1987) and the church sent her first homegrown missionaries, Jeff and Patty Greene, to Mexico.
Rob (and Cherie) Clark served as senior minister from 1987 – 2001. During these years, the church continued to grow – the Worship Center and the Family Life Center were built and more staff were hired in administration, children, Christian education, facilities, student, worship and women’s ministry. It was during this time that the leaders of the church realized that the Keystone property was too small to reach the surrounding communities and continue growing. Between the explosive population growth of north Pinellas and west Pasco counties and the Pinellas county plans to widen Keystone, the Elders began to pray and plan for a full-campus relocation in Trinity, Florida just four miles from the Keystone location. The Trinity property purchase began in 2001.
Our Move to Trinity
In 2002, Greg (and Becky) Johnson was hired as the next lead pastor. Between 2002 – 2009, the church made strategic plans for the move to Trinity. Construction began on the Trinity property in 2007 and a new church name was chosen that would intentionally represent the many generations of people who gathered to worship, grow and serve together. Generations Christian Church moved to Trinity in August of 2009.
Generations Spring Hill
Generations Christian Church launched her first multi-site campus in Spring Hill, FL on September 25, 2016! The Trinity and Spring Hill campuses share one vision, mission, strategy, ministry model, budget, leadership and governing board of Elders. Simply put, we are one church in different locations.
Locations & Times
Connecting People to Christ
Today, Generations Christian Church in Trinity, Florida continues to fulfill her mission of connecting people to Christ in north Pinellas and west Pasco counties. In addition, GCC connects people to Christ through community transformation projects, multisite campuses, internet broadcasting and strategic local, domestic and international partnerships.