Pastor Gabriel Morgan is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, receiving the Master of Divinity degree in 2012, with the Hitchcock Prize for excellence in historical theology. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, which is now called United Lutheran Seminary. His dissertation was on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Paul Ricoeur. Originally from Tampa, Gabriel is also an alumnus of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s in philosophy. He and his wife Erin live in Southeast Seminole Heights.


Hello, I’m the missional pastor here at Faith Church. Every Sunday Jesus Christ embraces us through Word and Sacraments as we worship the Triune God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the Life of Christ from his birth at Christmas to his Death on Good Friday,  his glorious resurrection at Easter, and his sending of the life-giving Spirit at Pentecost. All year round we celebrate.

Each Sunday we celebrate Holy Communion. In, around and through the bread and wine Christ is truly present. This encounter with the holiness of God inspires us to holy living in our world.

We study the Bible, the God-inspired written witness to the Word incarnate in Jesus. The Word lives in the world and becomes the actions of God. We strive to minister among people where they are, proclaiming Jesus as the Christ to all people.

We are building a community garden on our spacious property. Come grow with us!

We are a people who share the love of Jesus without question. Welcome to our Beloved Community!

Pastor Russell Meyer

Faith Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church form the New Parish of Tampa. I serve as pastor of both congregations. Learn about St. Paul at www.stpaultampa.org.


We understand that visiting a church for the first time can be an intimidating, and sometimes confusing experience. We hope that we answer some of your questions or concerns below. And, please, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time! We are here for you!

I’m not a Lutheran. Can I still come to your church?

Yes! We welcome anyone and everyone into our family of faith regardless of denomination, race, age, social status or sexual orientation. All are welcome. We invite all baptized believers in Christ to share in Holy Communion with us. If you’d like to learn more about Lutheran teaching, click here.

Is the building wheelchair/handicap accessible?

Yes, it is. Most of our campus is ground level with ramps leading to each building.