North Tampa Christian Fellowship (Tampa, Florida, USA)

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The Tampa Mennonite Mission began in 1927 through the missionary efforts of Charles B. and Anna Byer. The original mission was directed to Hispanic immigrants and became known as the Ida Street Mennonite Church. The Ybor Mennonite Mission, also directed to Spanish-speaking immigrants, began in 1930. These two congregations merged in about 1966 at the Ybor City location. The merged congregation became the North Tampa Mennonite Church when it moved to a new location in 1972. Around 1990 it changed its name to North Tampa Christian Fellowship

It was a multi-cultural congregation, with particular outreach to second and third-generation Hispanics living in the United States.

By 2009, North Tampa Christian Fellowship required a “reboot.” With support and oversight by Southeast Mennonite Conference leadership, College Hill Mennonite Church offered support and assistance in re-starting North Tampa.

North Tampa continued as an English-speaking, multicultural body of believers ministering across diverse racial, cultural, and economic groups.

The congregation became part of the Southeast Mennonite Conference in the 1970s after congregations in the southeastern United States formed their own regional conference and left their founding conferences like the Lancaster Conference.


"Congregational Profile: North Tampa Christian Fellowship." Mosaic Mennonite Conference. 2 November 2020. Web. 14 November 2020.

Mennonite Church USA. "North Tampa Christian Fellowship." Directory. Web. 9 June 2014.

Additional Information

Address: 206 West 131st Ave, Tampa, Florida 33612-3446

Phone: 813-933-1288


Denominational Affiliations: Mosaic Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Ordained Pastors at North Tampa Christian Fellowship

Name Years
of Service
Arthur C. Wise 1966-1975
Isaac L. Frederich 1966-1970
Martin W. Lehman 1972-1975
Roy Horst 1975-1981
Daniel G. Eberly 1981-1984
Ray Horst 1984-1985
Robert Quackenbos 1985-1991?
Frank Dipronio 1994-1997?
Lay Leadership 1997?-2002?
Isaias Robles 2002?-2009?
Carl Walcott ?-

Membership at North Tampa Christian Fellowship

Year Membership
1967 45
1970 63
1980 63
1990 55
2000 26
2010 25


Map:North Tampa Christian Fellowship (Tampa, Florida, USA)

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published November 2020

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