Encouraging Pastors
Coming Alongside
It's our motto: Coming Alongside. The Greek noun is parakletos, which literally means “called to one’s side” or “called alongside” to comfort, exhort, and encourage. We seek to do that for our pastors and their families in a number of ways:

Pastors Monthly Prayer Gatherings
All pastors are welcome every month for a time of guided prayer.
  • First Wednesday | Hispanic Pastors | Al Lopez Park | 10:00 a.m. | [ map ]
  • First Thursday |Dan Reid, Journey Church | 1310 John Moore Rd | Brandon | 9:00 a.m. | [ map ]
  • First Thursday | Elbert Nasworthy | Buchanan Baptist | 808 W. Bearss | Tampa | 11:00 a.m. | [ map ]
  • Click here to learn more about our prayer gatherings
Pastors / wives Annual Christmas Party

Usually about 90 pastors and their wives attend this party and enjoy a great time of eating and fellowship and are blessed to receive restaurant cards also. This year's Christmas party will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Tampa.

Pastors and Wives Annual Retreat

Each year the TBBA is able to scholarship 15-to-20 pastors and their wives attend a two night retreat designed to strengthen their marriages and to bless them with resources to enjoy dating their spouses.
Pastors Wives Dinners & Panera Groups
All pastors wives are welcome to connect with the wives for encouragement, fellowship and equipping.
  • Ladies Dinner / Brunch| Date and Location To Be Announced
  • Monthly Panera Groups meeting around the city / county | Groups forming now | Contact Jan Jones in the Office (813) 935-3839 or [ email ]
Church Planter Network
Pastors, church planters and revitalizers gather occasionally for fellowship, encouragement and practical helps.
Quarterly Executive Meetings

Join us once a quarter for a great time of official business and lunch fellowship. Our Executive Committee meetings focus on one specific ministry area such as the book “The Art of Neighboring”, or “Pray for Every Home.com”, etc.   Our next Executive Committee Meeting is Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10:30 with a free lunch provided.
Triad Pastor Discipleship Groups

At least once or twice a year, Pastor Mike will lead a discipleship group using Web-X (online) meetings with three pastors over 15 sessions. These sessions are aimed at strengthening the pastors' personal relationships with Christ, and encouraging them at the conclusion of the group to pass on what they have received by discipling men in their churches.