Desiring to be a blessing to the Brandon community, and with a vision to celebrate and serve Jesus Christ, several committed individuals approached the Southwest Florida Presbytery (now the Presbytery of Tampa Bay) in 1984 to form a new Presbyterian Church (USA) in Bloomingdale. A steering committee was appointed by the Presbytery (our governing body) to guide the development of the new church as it met in the homes of prospective members. On August 10, 1986, 46 people attended worship at a local day care center, and by May of 1987, the new congregation was able to call an organizing pastor and move to larger facilities. The Presbytery formally approved the organization of the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale on April 29, 1989. Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the Presbyterian denomination, the local congregation first celebrated as a new church family with worship on May 21, 1989. By November 18, 1990, the church had procured land at the current site and broke ground for a facility that would serve the small, committed congregation. The first service at the present location was held on May 26, 1992.
We have been richly blessed and, with God’s help, we will continue to grow in our ministry to others. Our membership currently stands at about 100.