"And he gave some apostles, and some prophets and some evangelists and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-12Service Times
8:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
In the year 1926, Rev. G. J. Martin saw the need for another church in Belmont Heights, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. He, with the help of six members, organized and established a church on Lindell Avenue where the Rev. W. D. McCall served as pastor for one year.
In 1927, Rev. G. J. Martin became pastor and the church was moved to an old building on 36th Avenue. In 1930, the church was completely destroyed by fire. Another building was purchased and the church was moved to 42nd Avenue. In 1932, Rev. Martin was called to work as a missionary. Rev. Caldwell became his successor who served as pastor for three months after which the Rev. A. L. Dixon from Rubonia, Florida became pastor, and then Rev. B. L. Bowens came to serve for one year. In 1946, Rev. E. D. Burnett became pastor and served for two years. In 1948, Rev. L. R. Stancil was called and he led the sheep for 44 years until his death on May 4, 1992. After his demise came Elder B. F. Strange and Rev. Charles F. Burney from May 2000 to April 2001.
New Bethel prayerfully continued their search for a shepherd and the Lord sent the great Rev. Reginal T. Webb from Lakeland, Florida. He faithfully worshipped with New Bethel as interim pastor for one year and was installed as pastor on February 24, 2002.
The New Bethel family has experienced much growth. The most recent progressive move was the construction of the "Family Life Center" which is located adjacent to the church. The official ground-breaking was held on Saturday, September 20, 2003. The membership currently stands at 700+ members under the leadership of Pastor Webb.
Pastor Reginal T. Webb is a native and current resident of Lakeland, Florida. He is the fifth child and youngest son of the late Wilman and Dorette Webb. He is happily married to Deborah Ingram Webb and they have three handsome sons, Rashod, Trey and Deronte, and one beautiful daughter, Heavyn.
After graduating from Lakeland Senior High School, his studies continued at Bethune Cookman University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. Continually driven to excellence, he attended Nova Southeastern University earning his M.B.A. and he also received Biblical training from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Pastor Webb’s employment began with Polk State College in 1990 and he has served in several capacities throughout the Student Services department. In January 2006, he continued to progress as a College Administrator and was named Dean of Student Services (Lakeland campus). In January of 2014, he was promoted to the position of Vice President for Student Services. Now as vice president for student services, he oversees the numerous components of Student Services, from advising and admissions, to financial aid, athletics, counseling and student activities. He believes that a good education is one of the greatest equalizers in society.
Pastor Webb is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., graduate of the Leadership Lakeland and Polk Vision Leadership programs. He has always been very active in his community and is often sought to speak at various community and church events.
His Christian walk began at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida. For a period of 28 years, he was under the spiritual leadership of Rev. J. J. McGriff, Pastor. In 1997, he accepted his calling into the ministry and was ordained in 1998. In 1999, the Lord led him to Harmony Missionary Baptist Church where he humbly served as an associate minister under the spiritual leadership of Rev. Steve Caudle, Pastor. On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, he was called to be the Pastor of New Bethel Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida. Under his leadership, New Bethel has grown physically and spiritually and the church continues to win souls for Christ one sinner at a time. Because of God’s grace and everyone’s commitment to Excellence in Christ, New Bethel has become the Church of Choice.
"And he gave some apostles, and some prophets and some evangelists and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:11-12
Gospel Voices of Praise, Junior Choir, Mighty Men, Inspirational Choir, New Bethel Angels, Praise Team
Pastor Aide and Anniversary, Church Anniversary, Culinary Committee, Bethelite Trailblazer, Family/Friends Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day
Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Leadership Training, Easter Program, Christmas Program, March Gladness
New Membership Class, Fashion Show, Christmas Celebration, Women's Conference, New Bethel Babes Children's Church, Welcome Committee, Sick & Shut-In, Come Back Committee
Food Bank, Evangelism, Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Parade, Tape/Video Ministry, Community Fair, Building Rental
Deaconess Ministry, Senior Mission, Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Usher Board #1, Usher Board #3, Usher Board #4
Education Committee, Black History Month, Holy Fest, Youth Revival, Young Warriors for Christ, Young Sisterhood, Usher Board #2
Finance Committee, Trustee Board, Building & Maintenance, Transportation
Telephone 813-238-4339 Fax 813-237-0950 P.O. Box 11614, Tampa, FL 33680-1614 3011 E. North Bay Street, Tampa FL 33610 MINISTERIAL STAFF Rev. Reginal T. Webb, Pastor 863-698-4759, mobile firstname.lastname@example.org Ministers Min. Joey Lewis, 863-286-2128 Min. Fella Stewart, 813-476-8162 Min. Joshua Johnson, 813-900-7410 DEACON BOARD Dea. James Bowers Sr., Chairman, 813-626-8593 Dea. Ned Lyons Jr., Vice Chairman, 813-879-0746 Dea. Steve Buchanan, 813-363-4626 Dea. Michael Chatman, 772-985-9967 Dea. Alfred Eady Jr., 813-935-2002 Dea. Rudy Garrett Jr., 813-245-6293 Dea. Al James, 727-992-5586 Dea. Chris Mack, 813-545-1638 Dea. Don Moss, 813-422-9088 Dea. Herb Rahmings III, 813-765-1854 Dea. Joseph Rankin, 601-918-6874 Dea. Newton Steele Jr., 813-986-9259 Dea. Joseph Young, Jr., 813-731-8804 email@example.com OFFICERS Rev. Reginal T. Webb, Pastor Dea. James Bowers Sr., Deacon Board Chairman Dea. Ned Lyons, Financial Secretary Sis. Ruby McDonald, Trustee Board Chairperson 813-985-4904 Sis. Irene Matthews, Church Clerk/Secretary Notary Public 813-361-5173 firstname.lastname@example.org