our story

In early 2000, Brad and Stephanie White moved to New Tampa to start a church, simply put, "For people who don't do church".

Since our humble inception in an apartment complex, LifePoint has grown to see thousands of people come and experience authentic life change through the simple yet powerful message of Jesus.

Over a decade later in 2012, God birthed in us a new vision to launch strategic campuses throughout the Greater Tampa Bay area. Today, that vision for our city continues to drive everything we do.

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you visit LifePoint church for the first time, we want you to know exactly what you're in for!

Expect us to be ready for you. We think our Guests are VIPs and we want to show you the VIP treatment.

Our VIP team will direct you to preferred parking and be ready to give you a tour, help you find a seat and answer any questions.

We also recognize that not everyone is up for the meet and greet during their first visit. No pressure, we just want you to feel comfortable and know our team is ready to serve you!

vip treatment

When you visit LifePoint for the first time, we consider you a VIP! That means you'll get the VIP treatment from the moment you enter our parking lot and enjoy a gathering to the time you leave.

something for everyone

No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, there is something for you here. That goes for the entire family, too - from infants to great-grandparents. This is a safe place for those you love.

wear clothes

That's about the only rule we have when it comes to dress code. You will see everything from cut-off jeans to ties. It's what's inside of you that is most important to us (and God).

it might get loud

Expect worship at LifePoint to be fun, energetic and loud. We seek to honor God through diversity in musical genres so you won't find more of the same during our Weekend worship sets.

still have questions?

If you have any specific questions about what to expect, you can always
stop by the iConnect desk on a Sunday or just contact us directly.

something for everyone

Here's a quick glance at who we are and what we do.


meet our pastors

Brad and Stephanie have dedicated their lives to communicate this truth: Jesus makes all things new.

    • Brad White
    • Stephanie White
  • Brad White is the founder and Senior Pastor of LifePoint Church. His life's passion is to clearly and creatively communicate God's Word with a variety of cultures and life stages. Every week, Pastor Brad helps the lost and broken find restoration through Jesus Christ. Brad & Stephanie live in Tampa with their 3 children: Landon, Caroline & Catherine.
  • Stephanie White, the co-founder of LifePoint, desires to teach women how to do more than merely survive, to thrive through Jesus Christ. She helps women realize their true potential to uniquely influence the world around them. She's a busy mom of 3, wife of Senior Pastor Brad White & Pastor of Design, LifePoint's women's ministry.

what we believe

Here are our official doctrinal statements. If you have any specific questions about what we believe, contact us directly.

God: the creator


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

MAN: GOD'S GREATEST CREATION


Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates us from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2

ETERNITY: FOREVER


Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46

JESUS CHRIST: GOD'S SON


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

SALVATION: HIS PLAN


Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works - only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith and is secured for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1 John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

HOLY SPIRIT: OUR GUIDE


The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

THE BIBLE: OUR OWNERS MANUAL


The Bible is God's word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5t

BAPTISM: GOING PUBLIC


Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.

Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20

One church. Multiple Locations.

When believers gather in one place, with one heart and one vision, something special happens.


new tampa


wesley chapel


south tampa


new port richey


Hardee Campus

PASSIONATELY HELPING PEOPLE FIND & FOLLOW JESUS