Jesus said to His disciples, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). By God’s grace and for His glory, SPPC is wholeheartedly committed to the Great Commission. Central to our mission of extending Christ’s Kingdom is the vision of planting new churches in St. Petersburg, the greater Tampa Bay area, and beyond. We also seek to fulfill our mission by supporting, with our money (Faith Promise), our prayers and friendship, the following missionaries and agencies who share our commitment to the Great Commission.
Our Supported Missionaries and Agencies
Esaie and Natacha Etienne
Mission to the World, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
The Etienne’s ministry in Haiti is comprised of church planting, leadership training and mercy ministries, which include a school for children a medical mission and a children’s home. Esaie and Natacha have 3 boys, Ishtyler, Isaiah, and Ishmaiah.
Mission to the World, Cape Town, S. Africa
Susan Newkirk has been working in Cape Town, South Africa for almost six years and is currently the children’s ministry coordinator at Muizenberg Community Church in Cape Town. Susan also has been working with an outreach program for children at a sister church located in Westlake, where she is in charge of the Girl’s Bible Club.
David and Erin Pervis
Mission to the World, Greece
David and Erin, are based in Athens, Greece. They are a part of the MTW church-planting team in Athens, Greece, using English instruction as a means for evangelism among Greeks and refugees from the Middle East and Asia. David and Erin have two children, Clara and Josiah.
Nate and Erin Taylor
Mission to the World,
Nate and Erin married in 2006 and have three children. Nate has worked in church ministry since 2008, and after graduating from Covenant Seminary in 2015, he has served as an associate pastor in St. Louis. After hearing of the Free Church of Scotland’s vision to plant 30 churches and add 60 ministry workers by 2030, the Taylors felt the Lord leading them to go. In partnership with the Free Church, they will seek to plant new churches and strengthen existing churches in Glasgow.
Marcelo & Claudia Carvalho
Marcelo and Claudia have been called to work with various remote Húpd’äh villages near São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Brazil. They work coordinating medical-dental care as well as training indigenous professors to spread the gospel. Marcelo also participates in Army events and to provide lectures for officials, sergeants, and military wives.
Reformed University Fellowship, USF, Tampa
Aldo graduated from the University of North Florida in 2015 and attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Abby, were involved in RUF in college and have loved it ever since. They have one son: Winston, who always fills their home with laughter. Aldo, enjoys reading, cycling, and watching his beloved soccer team: Liverpool FC. Aldo joined RUF in 2019 and is excited to be the campus minister at USF!
Ravi and Renuka Chary
Presbyterian Church India (PCI), Telangana, India
Young Life, St. Petersburg
Kelly “Potts” Potilechio moved to St. Pete in January 2020 to relaunch Young Life ministry in the city. Young Life goes to where kids are to build meaningful relationships with them in hopes of introducing them to Jesus and help them grow in their faith. Currently, Young Life has started middle school ministry for 6-8th graders throughout St. Pete and is starting ministry this fall at St. Pete High School. Kelly has been on staff for 9 years and looks forward to what God will do in the lives of kids!
Wycliffe USA serves together with churches and Bible translation organizations around the world so that local churches have Scripture and other resources to meet their spiritual needs, along with the capacity to continue to meet those growing needs in the future.
The Mission of New Life Solutions is to protect the unborn, share the Gospel, and transform our communities – one life at a time. Since 1985, the New Life Solutions family of life-affirming ministries has offered free programs and services to care for women, teens, and families physically, emotionally, and spiritually throughout critical points of their life. In our four medical clinics (A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic), women are met with grace and compassion, and receive free medical services such as pregnancy tests, sonograms, STI/STD testing and treatment, well-woman care, advocate counseling, life-skills training, and discipleship classes. We focus on empowering every woman to make informed, educated decisions about her pregnancy, health, and future. Four locations throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
New Hearts Outreach is a totally confidential ministry whose mission is: “Glorifying God by Connecting the Sexually and Relationally Challenged to Jesus Christ”.
They offer weekly and monthly confidential support groups to those whose lives have been impacted by homosexuality and other types of sexual brokenness. In addition, they provide speakers and trainings for churches as well as other community groups and organizations.