Our Mission

We are an Apostolic United Pentecostal Church 
located in the greater Brandon and Clair-Mel City area.

El Bethel Church exists to Connect people to God, Grow strong relationships, 
Reach the world with the gospel and Serve the community.

Our Vision

Our Vision at El Bethel Church is to build the kingdom of God.

  • We exist so people far from God can experience the endless possibilities of following Christ.
  • We have a twofold purpose and that is to know Him and make Him known
  • We are a church that helps families become balanced.
  • We are focusing on what is important to God.
  • We teach obedience to the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:35-40) and Great Commission (Matthew 28:19).
  • We will see growth by a five-fold balance.
  1. Worship
  2. Word
  3. Service
  4. Evangelism
  5. Fellowship

Our values

At El Bethel Church, we understand that our values will shape our destiny.

  • God's Presence - We believe this is a must in our services. We will be led by the Holy Spirit.
  • Evangelism - We will aggressively tell our world about Christ (Great Commission).
  • Excellence - We will give God our very best in everything we do, to bring Him Glory.
  • Creativity - We will wrap worship around the world through creativity and innovation.
  • Family - We will endeavor to establish healthy and balanced children, students, and individuals.
  • Volunteers - We will develop and empower an army of people who will serve and improve this great central Tampa area.
  • Diversity - We are committed to having a multi-cultural, multi-generational, and socially diverse church where everyone from any walk of life can come and grow in Christ.
  • Service - We will be a Matthew 25 church and be the hands of Christ extended.
  • We Value People - We believe El Bethel Church will grow at the speed of relationships. We will build healthy relationships where real change can happen in every life.

Our Faith

The church must have a strong foundation in the Scriptures.
At El Bethel Church we believe:

About The Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
About God
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
About The Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
Fundamental Doctrine
We believe in the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. (See Acts 2:3-4, 2:38, 10:45-47, 19:1-7, Mark 16:7)
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)