Staff

Tom Tufts (Pastor)

My spiritual journey began when I was born into the loving care of a Godly mother. It was not so much that we had mandatory daily Bible study sessions at home. Rather, Mom taught about a life of true faith by her living, her choices, her values, her actions and her reactions to life. It has been said that “faith is more caught than taught.” That is true in my life.

The truth of God's everlasting love is a powerful truth that has touched and changed my life. It has shaped my thinking about others and it has changed the way I think of myself. I was taught it clearly: “No Law but Love, No Creed but Christ, No book but the Bible!” These truths were passed along to me as a child. They continue to bless and guide me each day.

At the age of nine, I asked Jesus to come into my life. I believed then and I believe now that those who love Him, serve Him. From Usher to Pastor and many other responsibilities along the way, I have endeavored to be a faithful servant of the Lord. I have received blessing upon blessing as a result.

I rejoice in the privilege of telling others about God's amazing love for all people. My prayer is that it will do in others what it has done and is doing within me: forgiving me, blessing me, drawing me, changing me, compelling me, empowering me!

My wife Jean and I have been married almost 60 years. She is a faithful partner, cooperative and helpful in every way possible.

I invite you to be with us for worship.

YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!.....
…..regardless of where you have been in life.....
…..regardless of what you have or haven't done in life.....
…..whether you are rich or poor.....
…..you may come casual or all dressed up!

I would love to have the oppoortunity to tell you the “old, old story of Jesus and His love!”

Pastor Tom Tufts

James W. Crumbly,Jr (Music Director)

James retired in the summer of 2014 after having been an educator for over 30 years. He has taught K-university level in several cities around the country. He has earned a Bachelor's and Master's in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester(NY). He has performed as a piano soloist nationally and internationally. In addition, he has served as a guest clinician for gospel music workshops around the U.S.. He performed as vocalist and pianist with the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Studio Orchestra, respectively. He was part of an opening jazz group for Aretha Franklin at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

He has performed as soloist and accompanist at New American Theater and American Stage Theater Companies as well as various other theater companies in the Southeast region.

He was Artist-In-Residence and Director of the Jazz Program at The Patel Conservatory of The Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Currently, he continues to serve as the Minister of Music for the First Church of God in Plant City.

His focus continues to be utilizing music ministry as a tool for world-wide healing and brotherhood.