The Presbytery of Tampa Bay (our regional organization) has long recognized the need for a Presbyterian Church in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel area. Beginning in November 2000, a small group of Presbyterians in the local area agreed to assist the presbytery in the preliminary work of a new church development: assessing interest, writing a grant application for funding, searching for a pastor, locating property to purchase and renting space for a temporary office and worship facility.
From an informational meeting held in March 2001 and through a variety of other contacts, a large number of people had begun expressing interest. Preliminary worship services began on August 11, 2002 with an amazing response.
On October 1, 2006, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church was chartered as a new congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
In 2007, St. Andrew broke ground for a new church building and on March 23, 2008, Easter Day, we moved in to our new facility.
The congregation of St. Andrew continues to grow in faith and in fellowship with each other, with our community, and with God through worship, ministry, and service.