• We are a Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic Ministry for Families in your neighborhood

    A Place Where Everybody is Someone and Jesus is Lord!

    EASTER 1998

    Saw the addition of Idlewild Baptist's second campus church, Idelwild Central, ministering to the inner city of Tampa under the leadership of Pastor Jeffery Singletary


    The number of initial members. A few months later, Idlewild Central acquired the former Riverside Baptist campus where we currently meet.

    SUMMER 2006

    Implementation of Vision Legacy (Phase One)

    Complete renovation of sanctuary and administrative offices

    JANUARY 29TH 2007

    Idlewild Central ceased and Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church was born. Our name may have changed but the people and contagious worship remains the same.

    10 YEARS

    Our 10th year anniversary as Exciting Central Tampa Baptist church arrives on January 29th 2017.

    JANUARY 14TH 2018

    Pastor Lennox Zamore installed as Senior Pastor





    What We Believe

    We believe that there is only one God, manifested in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26; Matt 28: 19-20; 2Cor 13:14


    We believe that Jesus is the begotten Son of God, was born of a virgin, is wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutional sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose from the grave and ascended into Heaven. John 1:14; 3:16; Matt 4; Luke 4; Heb 4:15; 2Cor 5:21


    We believe in the literal , bodily return of Jesus Christ to earth. Rev 19


    We believe that the Bible is the word of God without any error, the sole authority of life. Gen 1: 26-27


    We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in his image. Gen 1: 26-27


    We believe that mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and that all men are sinners in need of salvation. Gen 3: 15; Rom 5: 12-15


    We believe that salvation is a gift of grace from God, received through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 6:23; Titus 3:5;Eph 2: 8-9; John 1:12


    We believe that every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ. John 10: 28-30; Eph 1: 13-14; Heb 7:25; 10: 10-14


    We believe that persons who die without faith in Jesus Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven, through faith in Christ, spend eternity in Heaven. John 3: 16; Rev 20: 14-15


    We believe that water baptism is in obedience of to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation. Rom 6: 3-10


    We believe that the local church is the local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head. Eph 1: 22-23


    We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible, God's Word. 1Tim 2: 5-6; Heb 10: 19-26


    We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in the separation of God and government. 1 Peter 2: 13-17