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Monday, September 21, 2020

Missions Conference UPDATE for October 16-18, 2020



OCTOBER 16-18, 2020

  To register for the Missions Conference please click HERE!

To register for rooming with our special rates please contact the hotel below.

All meals are catered by the following Restaurants

DEADLINE to register is October 11, 2020. There is NO CHARGE for the conference, but $10.00 is for Friday night Banquet only. Registering now will help us in planning.

Bruce Lynam will provide our special music for the conference. Bruce is from the Florida Bible College when it was located in Hollywood, Florida. Bruce was also a lead singer with the "Spokesmen". My favorite song that was written by Bruce was "My Christian Friend". He will sing at the Friday night banquet, Saturday meetings and church service on Sunday morning. His deep bass voice is pleasant to hear and his songs will touch your heart.

Jim Scudder, Jr. is a pastor, author, and media host. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the Quentin Road Baptist Church in Lake Zurich, Illinois and President of the Dayspring Bible College & Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois.  He is host of InGrace, a weekly TV and daily radio program.  InGrace is broadcast weekly on TBN - seen by 150,000 people each week and heard on 250 stations every day around the US.  

Dr. Tom Cucuzza is the founding pastor of Northland Bible Baptist Church in St. Cloud MN. The church, which started in 1981, is a multifaceted local church dedicated to reaching people with the gospel, not only locally, but all over the world through their internet ministry. It is his desire to equip believers to share the gospel and live for Christ in all areas of life.  Tom is well recognized as one of America's top Free Grace Pastors.

Charlie Bing believed in Jesus as his Savior at the age of 19 in 1973 after hearing the gospel from a co-worker and reading the Bible. He attended Washington Bible College, B.A. (Lanham, MD), and Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M, Ph.D. As a pastor, he heavily supported missions and went on short-term trips. In 2005, he left the pastorate so that he could travel more with his ministry, GraceLife. GraceLife Ministries shares the gospel of grace with unbelievers and the grace of the gospel with believers. He speaks around the world in a variety of formats. He also organizes and leads teams of instructors to teach in his GraceLife Institute which makes biblical training available to pastors and leaders who do not have good opportunities to learn. 

Freddie Coile trusted the Lord when he was eight years old. He decided he wanted to become a missionary when he was eighteen years old. He received his BS in Education from the University of Georgia and his BA in Bible from Florida Bible College. Freddie is the President of Focus Evangelistic Ministries, Inc. based in Danielsville, Georgia. He is a full time itinerant evangelist and camp director. He is also the founder of Grace Farm; a camp and training center in Dewy Rose, GA. Freddie is passionate about communicating the good news of the gospel to those who are not certain of eternal life, and delivering understandable Bible teaching to the Saved

Dr. Greg Dixon After 38 plus years in full time pastoral ministry Greg resigned in order to equip and encourage local churches and pastors in their journey to fulfill the Great Commission through: speaking engagements, interim pastoral support (assisting churches through transition), promoting missional opportunities, stewardship strategies, and the six initiatives of ADVANCE. Greg is now the director of ADVANCE, a global alliance for biblical evangelism. ADVANCE encourages churches as Institutions to be great Missional Movements of God.

We are looking forward to a great Missions Conference. We want to continually fund our missionaries in order to keep them on the fields. Missionaries are still necessary and we would like to double our monthly support. If you believe as I do, would you, if you could, help support missions by going to MISSIONARY SUPPORT?

Any questions please call church office at: 813-884-4328


Monday, September 7, 2020

Newsletter on the Homegoing of Pastor Lee Patton


Pastor Lee Patton graduated to glory on Sunday 6th, 2020 from

San Antonia, Texas.

Yesterday, I posted on my facebook that my good friend, Lee Patton had passed from earth to Heaven. After seeing so many responses from people that new him, and after reading their comments, I could not help but think that the family would richly enjoy reading them. However, they are scattered around and difficult to put together. Because I will be leaving Tampa tomorrow, I would like to place your special and precious memories into the hands of his wife, Irene, and the children.

If you would like to share a special thought about Lee, please help me find it by sending it to I have included some pictures and comments that might help you recall something that would be a blessing to the children and grandchildren. Please keep them short and personal. I’m sure that after the funeral service (this Saturday) has quietened down and friends are gone back home, the loneliness will begin. Those prayers, cards, and precious emails will no doubt bring much comfort. Please send them by Thursday the 10th.

Lee (white pants) was one of many Christian Youth Ranch Directors that brought many teenagers to the Florida Bible College Camps.

Lee was a graduate of Florida Bible College in Miami, Florida. He was a devoted student of the Word of God. Betty and I had the privilege of having Lee in our home for over two years while he attended FBC. He was a ranch director, camp speaker, and took serving the Lord very seriously. We both graduated in 1968 and went into the Indian Bible Mission together.

Lee founded and pastored the Faith Bible Church in San Antonio for over 46 years. The church supported over 50 missionaries every month for many years. Lee was a great family man. His wife, Irene, was one of Betty’s best friends.

 When Lee was just beginning to do his new passion, (Chalk Drawings), I told him to forget it, He just did not have the talent. Boy, was I proved wrong? He would have people spellbound as he had pictures come alive with the special lightning.

Lee could do it all when it came to the ministry. He could play the guitar, sing, act, cut-up, and entertain children, kids, and teenagers.

He was the best student of the Word that I know. I learned more from Lee off the cuff than commentaries I read on purpose.

Have a great Labor day.