On Wednesday, November 14th, 2007, the church appointed Craig Rees to be the Senior Pastor of South Tampa Fellowship. Before moving to Tampa he was Senior Pastor of the International Baptist Church of Hamburg, Germany, an English speaking church, drawing people from approximately 50 nations reflecting various Christian traditions and socio-economic groups. Craig has been extremely active in the mission field, speaking at international missions conferences as well as leading hundreds of people on weeks-long mission trips. Craig held multiple leadership positions with the International Baptist Convention including terms as Vice-President and President. Born in Bridgend, Wales, Craig holds a Diploma in Evangelism, Bachelor of Arts in Theology (with Honors) and a Master of Theology Degree from the London School of Theology, formerly London Bible College. He has been married to wife Wibke (vib´kä) for 16 years. They have one daughter: Allysa, 15, and three sons: Alec, 12; Jonas, 10; Jordan, 5.
ToddRoberts Associate Pastor
Todd was born in Lubbock, Texas but lived in Oklahoma most of his life. He accepted Christ while in high school and attended a youth camp where he had a radical life change. For the first time, he understood what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The rough and rowdy teen became a new creation, sharing his faith, and God’s incredible grace and love with other students. As Todd’s faith grew, he responded to God’s call to the ministry. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University and graduated from Mobile College. Over the years he has worked with great communicators such as Kelly Green and Jay Strack. Todd has been a regular speaker at many college and singles Bible studies and has had numerous opportunities to speak in high school & middle school assemblies about life choices. Todd is co-author of FISH, a campus strategy used in thousands of high schools and middle schools throughout the United States, which trains students to share their faith with their peers. He has worked with thousands of youth ministers, from many denom-inations, to help enhance their ministry to students. Todd and his wife Shanon, have three children, daughter Bailey, and sons Jake and Cade.
TomSander Operations Pastor
Tom was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin. At the age of 13, he realized the need for forgiveness and a Savior, and accepted Jesus in his heart to begin a life journey. Tom was involved with music ministry from a young age and in 1994 was called to Ballast Point Baptist Church with his wife Pam, daughter Kristin, and son Tommy. Kristin is now married and she and Justin have blessed Tom and Pam with three beautiful grandchildren, Emma, Olivia and Graham.
GlynNorman Service and Equipping Pastor
Glyn originally hails from England. He studied theology in London and served as a missionary in Berlin as the Team Leader of the Berlin City Team doing church planting primarily among youth in former East Germany. Following this, Glyn worked as a Fast-Stream civil servant in the British Government Cabinet Office before coming to California to work with University Praise church, first as Teaching Pastor and later as Lead Pastor. Glyn has wide experience of teaching and preaching in various environments ranging from an Operation Mobilization ship in St Lucia to teaching as an Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Biola and Azusa Pacific Universities in Southern California. Glyn married his gorgeous wife Cathleen in 2001, and they have one lively son Landon, born 2005 and a beautiful daughter Cicely, born 2008.
RobFlint Student Pastor
Rob is the Student Pastor at South Tampa Fellowship. Rob is the leader of EPIC Student Ministries; he likes to blog a bit, and he’ll even get on Twitter from time to time, but his God-given passion is helping students connect with God in a personal way. He wants students to know that God has a calling for each of them to live for – there is hope. Oh and ‘back in the day’ he used to play basketball and has been known to run on the hardwood from time to time. He is married to Taryn and they have one daughter; Hadley Elizabeth.
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