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Drive-In Celebrates 40 Years of Service
During December 2012 we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Drive-In service, the only Drive-In service in Tampa. In 1972, at the suggestion of senior minister, Rev. Dean Burton, the church bought the land and used it to create a drive-in ministry. A neighbor donated a salvaged boat for use as the pulpit. Burton preached the first sermon from “Noah’s Ark” December 3, 1972. At that time, a pole and sound system, like those at drive-in movies, was used so that attendees in their cars could hear the service. In 1988, worshipers began tuning into a radio frequency for the church service when a new underground broadcasting system was installed and the ark replaced with the current building designed to look like a boat. This building was named the “DiscipleShip”, which is in use today. Below are pictures from “yesterday” and “today”.