Citylife Church: No. 7 Fastest-Growing Church, 2016

Citylife’s mission is to become smaller as they grow larger, to be a place where people count and every life matters.

Citylife Church is a passionate, presence-driven church with high-energy worship and a relevant message that strives to create an atmosphere of love, acceptance and forgiveness. Diversity is celebrated, with more than 50 nationalities attending every Sunday, and guests are honored with warm and friendly hospitality. It is often said, “We came and never left.“ Citylife’s mission has always been to become smaller as they grow larger. It is their aspiration to be a place where people count and every life matters.

Says Senior Pastor Tony Stewart, “Citylife strives to meet the needs of our community and world with pillar ministries—not just youth, children and standard men’s and women’s ministries, but unique ones like single moms, human trafficking and prison ministry. Block parties are offered to the community at various times of the year, such as back-to-school season and Thanksgiving. One of the most unique offerings is our new ministry for children with special needs.”

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Pastor: Tony Stewart
Twitter: @TonyDStewart@CitylifeTampa
Facebook: /CitylifeTampa
Founded: 1927
Affiliation: Church of God – Cleveland
Locations: 2
Attendance: 3,071
Growth in 2014: +870 (40%)
Fastest Growing: 7

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