WELCOME TO MISSION HILL, BUT FIRST…
Whether you are looking for some answers in life, a church home, or simply a place to visit, we welcome you to Mission Hill Church. We understand that it can be intimidating to visit a place for the first time, so it is our desire to help answer any questions that you might have, before you even step foot onto our campus.
Feel free to navigate through our website and email us with any questions. It is also obvious that a website can’t answer every question you might have, so feel free to contact our office for a personal conversation before your first visit.
WHO IS JESUS?
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
PASTORS & DIRECTORS
Meet The Staff
PAUL PURVIS | Lead Pastor
Pastor Paul was raised in a pastor’s home and has been a lead pastor for nearly 20 years, leading Mission Hill Church since 2011. Mission Hill is a multigenerational, multicultural, multiplying church, which now has three campuses in the greater Tampa area: Mission Hill Central Campus (Temple Terrace), Mission Hill Six Mile (Seffner), and Mission Hill Lake Carroll (Carrollwood).
His vision for Christ-followers is that you do whatever it takes, wherever you are, to show the light & love of Jesus like a city on a hill. Mission Hill lives this vision through loving God passionately, and loving others intentionally.
Pastor Paul has a heart for missions and pastoral training, so every year he travels around the world equipping and encouraging pastors, through The Barnabas Effect conferences. He has invested in the lives of pastors spanning across 4 continents (including the Middle East); and he also participates in at least one mission trip a year, traveling to countries around the world sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Paul is an author on a best-selling devotional, My Daily Devotional, as well as a contributor on Johnny Hunt’s book, Get Connected: Mobilizing Your Church for God’s Mission.
Pastor Paul married his wife Kimberly in 1993. They have four boys – Micah, Caleb, Noah, and Luke – and an adopted daughter, Aniya.
He currently serves on the Florida State Board of Missions, and on the executive board for the Tampa Bay Baptist Association. He has previously served as the President of the Florida Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, and as a Moderator of the Tampa Bay Baptist Association.
WHAT TO EXPECT
At Mission Hill, you can expect…
A service designed to help you connect with God and learn His truth. Our services are typically 1 hour and 15 minutes long.
A casual, comfortable environment. You are surrounded by people who love God and love you. Whether you’re wearing a suit and tie or shorts and flip-flops, you are welcome here.
A chance to respond to any spiritual decision you may have made. If you have prayed to begin a lifelong relationship with Christ, or you would like to begin the process of becoming a member, you can let us know by coming forward to talk to one of our pastors, or marking your decision on your Communication Card and leaving it in your seat. You may also come forward for any spiritual counsel or prayer.
We are now translating our 9 AM service in Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish!
To minimize distractions during worship, we ask that you remain seated once the pastor begins his message. However, if you have a child that becomes fussy, we do ask that you kindly consider other worshippers and step out of the service until your child has calmed down. One of our ushers would gladly guide you to our Family Room where you can watch a live feed of the service with your little one. We also have a phenomenal Nursery & Preschool Ministry that is ready and willing to minister to your child while you enjoy the service. Thank you for helping us make a great worship experience for everyone.
For campus times and locations, click here
Community Groups meet during the 9:00am and 10:30am services. For a list of Groups, click HERE
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Mission Hill Church is founded on a core of beliefs derived from, and supported by, the Bible. These statements are not inclusive of every area of theology (theology means the study of God and religious doctrines) and life, but they are those beliefs that we deem central and essential to someone who is a Christian. Other doctrines and teachings that impact life, but which are not fully supported by the Bible, we leave to the individual’s interpretation.
In essential beliefs – we have unity.
“There is one body and one Spirit….one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” “Live in harmony with one another….” Romans 12:16
In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty (grace).
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters….Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls….So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God….So whatever you believe about these things, keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
In all our beliefs – we show charity.
“If I….can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2
We are excited that you are interested in baptism. We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Savior.
These pages have been designed to explain baptism and the necessary steps to be baptized at an upcoming service. If at any point you have questions, you can contact a pastor in the church office at (813) 988-1138. We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.
PATHWAYS FOR PRAYER
We have several Pathways for Prayer at Mission Hill Church.
COMMUNICATION CARD– On Sunday, we welcome you to share your prayer requests on the back of your Communication Card. Our staff will pray over them throughout the week.
PHONE – The number for our church office is (813) 988-1138. If it is after hours, please call the office and Dial 4 to leave a message on our Prayer Line.
EMAIL – If you ever have a prayer request, our Prayer Ministry welcomes you to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have 3 campuses in the Tampa area!
View the map above to find the one closest to you.
10002 N. 56th St.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
We are centrally located in Temple Terrace on the west side of N. 56th Street between Fowler Avenue and Busch Boulevard.
We are on the west side of I-75, and The University of South Florida is right in our backyard!
Come check out your new church home, Mission Hill Church!
Worship Services are Sundays at 8 AM (in the Chapel), 9 AM and 10:30 AM
Community Groups, including Kids and Preschool, meet during the 9 AM and 10:30 AM services. For a list of Groups, click HERE
Lake Carroll Campus
12012 N. Rome Ave
Tampa, FL 33612
Join us on Sundays at 12 NOON for worship. We are located west of of I-275 near the corner of W. Fletcher and Rome.
Community Groups of all ages meet at 10:30 AM. Click here for a list of community groups.
Worship Services are Sundays at 12 NOON.
Six Mile Campus
4038 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33610
Join us on Sundays at 9:30 AM for Community Groups and 10:45 AM for worship. We are located right off of I-75 near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Falkenburg Rd.
Worship Services are Sundays at 10:45 AM
Our Community Group meets before Worship at 9:30 AM