The Story So Far... 

The story of The Heights Church is truly a story about the faithfulness of God to keep His promise of building His church through the spread of the gospel. In May 2009 – Drew & Jessi Tucker and Justin & Jackey Perry were sent out from North Wake Church (Wake Forest, NC) to plant Covenant Life Church in South Tampa. In March of 2010, God answered our prayers by providing a meeting space, we covenanted together as a church with thirteen members, and began meeting publicly. In the years that followed, the grace of God continued to be evident as Jesus slowly and faithfully built His church.  

In January of 2016, we began hosting interest meetings for the members of CLC and Aletheia Church living in these neighborhoods. After a season of prayer – the Lord allowed us to begin meeting with the group of 37 who would eventually become the founding members of The Heights Church. Through the summer of 2016 we met as a core group to assault the throne of God in prayer for the work He was sending us out to do. We spent our time praying, working through mission, values and the statement of faith. In September of 2016 – CLC commissioned and sent out The Heights Church under the leadership of Drew Tucker, Brandon Whedbee, and Doug Hess. In all, 23 members from CLC and 14 from Aletheia would be the founding members of THC.  

The week of our one-year celebration as a church, we received a phone call from the leadership of a struggling local church just west of Seminole Heights. After several meetings and much prayer, Stonewall Baptist Church voted unanimously to dissolve and gift all property, facilities, and assets to The Heights Church! On November 5, 2017 – we began meeting in our new church home at the corner of Hillsborough & Habana in Central Tampa. Since then we have had the joy of welcoming about ten of Stonewall’s former members into covenant membership at THC!

Although brief, our story has been rich with God’s grace. We are confident that the Lord will continue to build His church and we are humbled that He has seen fit to use us as we seek to see disciples made who treasure Christ, love the church, love the city and love the nations. To this end, we would invite you to join us in praying for our faith family.


You can do this ministry with God’s help — so give it all you’ve got. You can’t do this ministry without God’s help — so be at peace.
— Timothy Keller, Center Church