Where are we located? First Pres is located in downtown Tampa, easily accessible from I-275 and I-4. We would love to see you at a service on Sunday morning sometime soon! Scroll below to see our parking options.
What time are your services? We have a contemporary service and a traditional service. Our contemporary service begins at 9:30 a.m. and our traditional service begins at 11:00 a.m. Our Sunday morning children and student ministry programs both take place during the 9:30 a.m. service. We do have a nursery available during the 11:00 a.m. service.
What should I wear? Clothes. Come as you are!
What’s the music like? At our 9:30 a.m. contemporary service our worship band consists of guitars, drums, bass, keys and awesome vocals. At our 11:00 a.m. traditional service we sing great hymns led by the choir (which includes music students from USF) and our organ.
Contemporary Worship Service: Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Traditional Worship Service: Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
First Pres is located at 412 E. Zack St. (between Marion St. and Florida Ave.) in downtown Tampa. First Pres Sunday parking is FREE! We have THREE convenient locations:
1. Tampa Theater Surface Parking Lot
located on the corner of Florida Ave. and Zack St.
Entrance located on Zack St. Look for our parking signs.
2. Franklin Exchange Building’s Parking Garage
Entrance to the parking garage is located on Zack St. across from the Tampa Theater surface lot. Parking available on the 3rd floor and up.
3. Street Parking Spaces
You do not have to pay the meter on Sundays for street parking spots.
Here you will find resources that we think will be helpful, encouraging, and uplifting as you navigate life and faith. Most of these resources have been used and referenced during a Sunday morning worship service. We pray that God will use these in your life!
Psalm 1 assures us "Blessed is the one...whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night." The Abide - Christian Meditation app can be found in the App Store. This tool will help you focus on scripture and prayer and calm you before God.
This resource was mentioned on February 9, 2020 during our sermon series: When Anxiety Attacks.
Instead of New Year Resolutions, what if you could pick ONE WORD for the whole year? A word that centered you, pointed you to Jesus, found its root in Scripture, and allowed you to take one small step toward the goals you feel God has called you to accomplish.
Day Spring offers a 7 question quiz to help you find a word for 2020. Take it here.
First Pres has also created a sheet of words from which you can choose a word, as well as, a list of bible verses with highlighted word options. Find the word list here. Find the bible verse list here.
These resources were first share at our ONE WORD Workshop held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
We must spend time figuring out how to control technology instead of letting technology control us. God has invited us to prayerfully consider making wise choices when it comes to technology in our life and in our family.
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place is written by Andy Crouch and was referenced in worship on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 during a sermon called "Relationship Specialists".
This blog post found on Prayer Bowls was written by our First Pres Worship and Media Coordinator, McLean Murphy, and was referenced in worship on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 during a sermon called "Relationship Specialists".
For single men and Dad's of teenage boys, this blog post called "10 Things for Boys to Keep in Mind About Dating" provides helpful tools for dating. You'll find fantastic suggestions such as "date for the right reasons" and "respect her future".