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Overflow Church held its first services in January 2019, and stands today in eager expectancy as God moves our beautiful family from glory to glory.


Overflow Church officially opened its doors in January 2019, but was birthed from a rich legacy of faithful love and obedience. 


In 1981, a group of men and women purchased 10 acres on Bell Shoals Rd with faith that God would build a church there. 

7 years later, in 1988, they saw the fruit of their faith as they planted a mission church that, in time, became South Brandon Worship Center. 

9 years later, in 1997, Len Harper came as South Brandon’s Lead Pastor, with a heart for the city of Tampa. 

2 years later, in 1999, Chris Thomas came as the Worship Pastor, passionate to see the saints walk in joy. 

2 years after that, in 2001, Chuck Ammons came (then as Youth and Teaching Pastor), with a fervent desire for people to fully “know” their God. 

7 years after, in 2008, Cindy Ackerman officially began as Prayer Pastor, asking God to equip His saints. 

9 years later, in, 2017, Mickey and Erin Arruda became Outreach Pastors, asking God for the nations. 

That SAME year, Ruth Spiegel came as Creative Arts Pastor, asking God for creative expression that glorifies Him. 


In 2016, Pastor Chuck wrote a book called, “Life in the Overflow,” which quickly became an anthem representing what ALL of them had been praying. In 2018, though South Brandon Worship Center had enjoyed a tremendous reputation in the community, they ALL sensed the Lord was doing something new. (Isaiah 43:19) For 9 months, they prayed and waited in obedience and knew they were to close the doors of South Brandon and to completely re-birth a NEW Church with the SAME heart, staff, and location, revived mission and a completely new vision, strategy, and structure for a completely new day. And they were crazy enough to DO it! 


In January 2019, Overflow was born. Soon after, they welcomed Pastors Josh and Brenda Balogh, Pastor to Missional Community Leaders, and Student Pastor, respectively. In the years since launching, the entire body has ‘leaned in together’ with childlike faith to trust Jesus to build a church of their dreams according to His will. Today, we stand upon the grounds of the faithful “yes” of many sons and daughters who’ve gone before us. And our greatest desire is to be found faithful with the seeds we get to plant during our time under the sun in the beautiful city we call home. 

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