• Local Mission and Outreach Partners

    St. James Mission & Outreach partners are dedicated to changing the world by being the active hands and feet of Jesus. Through the wide variety of opportunities, for all ages and capabilities, YOU are able to make an impact on the local community, our nation, and our world. 

    Each of our mission partners has provided many ways for YOU to get involved. Feel free to browse this page and find the opportunities that suit your interest and preferences. 

    For more information on any of our mission partners, or how you can get involved, please contact them directly. You can also contact Carlene Barbeau, Director of Adult Discipleship, via email or call 813.971.4790 ext 247 if you have any further questions.

  • Access-Life

    By God’s grace, we at Access-Life use events and programs to reach out to individuals, moms, dads and even siblings living with disabilities with the love and Gospel of Jesus by creating a safe atmosphere of unconditional love, wholesome fellowship and just plain fun for them to enjoy the good God has for them. Through these activities we connect them to Christ honoring churches, organizations, resources and people within their community.   One of the most successful ways we are able to connect to those who are affected by disability is through our Access-Life Expos. These are community outreaches where we partner with local churches and organizations to put together a FREE, fun and faith filled day of bank fishing, boat rides, archery, kayaking, animal interaction, art, crafts, games, food and more for those who are part of the disability community within that area. Our hope is that thru these events and by connecting participants to partner churches and organizations they will be encouraged, refreshed and given hope that can only come from Jesus Christ.

    Doug Goddard
    P. O. Box 99 
    Altoona, FL 32702
    Email  |  Website 

  • Created

    Created is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization committed to the restoration of vulnerable women involved in the sex industry by helping them understand their value, beauty & destiny in Jesus Christ. Created believes that a growing, thriving relationship with Jesus Christ is the context in which these women will find hope for emotional, physical & social healing from the wounds that sexual exploitation & their involvement in the sex industry has inflicted on them.

    Volunteer Opportunities include working in the thrift store or coffee shop, tutoring women, providing trainings or giving pro bono health/legal services, providing a meal and more.

    Check out how Created has impacted one woman's life!


    Jillian Penhale
    P.O. Box 5717
    Tampa, FL 33675
    Email  |  Website 

  • Florida United Methodist Children's Home

    The Florida United Methodist Children's Home exists to empower children and families to experience God's love as revealed in the ministry of Jesus. The home provides residential care, emergency shelter care, therapeutic group care, foster care and adoption services, as well as a community child care center.

    Volunteer opportunities include working at the shelter or becoming a foster parent. 

    Check out how YOUR generosity helps The Florida United Methodist Children's Home!

    Cedric Davis, 813.988.2969
    Email |  Website 

  • Homeless Ministry

    The Homeless Ministry is St. James' response to the growing number of homeless people in the community. Florida ranks third in homeless population with Hillsborough County comprising nearly 20% of the homeless people in the state. 23% of homeless people are children. In an effort to be the hands and feet of Jesus, St. James partners with existing organizations, such as Metropolitan Ministries, Santa Maria Mission, Bethany Christian Discipleship Church's Lad's Lunch, New Beginnings' shelter and several others, to feed, clothe and care for our community's homeless population. Emphasis of this ministry also includes strategic partnerships with others who are working on the aging out of foster care population. 

    Volunteer opportunities include donating food, clothing and time by participating in a variety of outreach efforts. 


    Steve Day, 813.971.4790 ext 249
    16202 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
    Tampa, FL 33647

  • Metropolitan Ministries

    Metropolitan Ministries provides for the local needy with shelter, food, Christmas toys, assistance and much more. St. James hosts a satellite tent for Thanksgiving and Christmas donations annually. 

    Volunteer opportunities are available by serving a shift, or more, in St. James' holiday tent during Thanksgiving and Christmas or downtown at the "Big Tent". Metropolitan Ministries also accepts donations of food, clothing, and toys year round. 


    JoAnn & Bob Lee
    Email  |  Website 

  • OASIS Pregnancy Care Center

    OASIS is a Christian, faith-based, non-profit ministry. The mission is to glorify God by witnessing for life, promoting purity, protecting the unborn and offering support to families. Encouragement and support is offered regardless of faith or background. While the staff and volunteers are trained and look for every opportunity to guide clients to Christ, they first establish strictly confidential relationships through services such as: free abortion support, life skills education through English and Spanish language, "Earn While You Learn" programs and material assistance ranging from cribs to bibs.

    Volunteer opportunities include receptionist, inventory control/stocking, Bible study leaders, counseling, cleaning, fundraising, and more. 


    Peter Castellani, 813.406.4965
    5854 Argerian Dr. 
    Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
    Email  |  Website 

  • The One Roof Initiative

    A non-denominational para-church ministry, The One Roof Initiative’s vision is to connect those impacted by disability, individuals and their families, to help and hope. This vision will be realized by the establishment of a hub in our area serving the disability community spiritually, practically, and socially by engaging the local Church, individuals, and leveraging the resources of the community through academia, medicine, social services and more. The One Roof aims to educate and equip the Church so it can more extensively and effectively open its doors to this community and to mobilize it to help meet the broad scope of needs inherent within it.

    Click here to see a video about The One Roof Initiative!


    Sally DePalma    813-804-8674
    1925 E. 2nd Ave. 
    Tampa, FL 33605

  • Second Saturday Servants

    Second Saturday Servants is a family-friendly mission opportunity held the second Saturday of every month, from 8:30am-12pm (with some exceptions). Everyone is encouraged to participate in a variety of activities to make an impact in the local community and directly support the needy.  Whatever the project, our goal is to build up relationships with people in the community and local mission partners, and to represent the Lord and the church outside our walls. 

    Volunteer opportunities include painting, yard work, carpentry, general handyman repairs, serving food, distributing water, cleaning, and more. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED


    Dwight Loomis, 813.971.4790 ext 240

  • Wesley at USF

    Wesley at USF is an on-campus ministry providing college students with weekly Wednesday Community Night Dinner and small groups as well as weekly Sunday service. This campus ministry exists to share to love, kindness and hospitality of Jesus to all college students with the hope they will establish a relationship with Christ. 

    Volunteer opportunities include attending our weekly worship services or Bible study, act as a mentor, providing a Wednesday dinner (about 80 students), and more.


    Erik Seise, Pastor & Director, 813.958.4057
    12710 N. 50th St.
    Tampa FL 33617 US 

    Email  |  Website 

  • Young Life

    Younglife is a Christian outreach ministry dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus with the nation's youth. Outreach includes regular meetings with middle school (Wyldlife), high school (Younglife) and special needs teenagers (Capernaum), and well as Younglife camps annually. 

    Volunteer opportunities include serving as a volunteer leader in Younglife, Wyldlife and/or Capernaum. Individuals can also serve on the Board. Financial donations for camp scholarships are welcome as well. 


    Allisa Holcomb
    Email  |  Website 

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