What We Believe

At First Reformed Church of Tampa, we believe:

  • The Bible is the written Word of God and our rule of faith and conduct​
  • In one God who reveals Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • God created the world and uniquely made people in His image
  • Jesus is fully God and fully man and died for mankind's sins on the cross
  • Jesus commanded his followers to love God, love others and make disciples for Jesus
  • God sent his Holy Spirit to empower and transform people into the likeness of Jesus
  • Salvation is a gracious gift from God given to those who place their faith in Jesus
  • The church is not a building, but it is the body of Christ on earth

Who We Are

First Reformed Church of Tampa is an evangelical, faith-filled, and friendly group of believers in the Town 'n Country area of Northwest Tampa. We are a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, and thus, we have sister congregations throughout the State of Florida and across the nation.

Click here for more information on the Reformed Church in America.

Pastor Dave Hubbartt

Pastor Dave Hubbartt was born the grandson of a pastor in Illinois and became a pastor's kid when his family moved to Florida and his father became a pastor.  Initially not wanting to follow in his grandfather's or father’s footsteps, he studied pre-medicine, but after volunteering for Fellowship of Christian Athletes while in college, he sensed God's call on his life and changed his major from biology to Bible.  He started his ministry career in 1988.  After spending eleven years working in youth and worship ministries around Philadelphia, PA, he moved back to the Tampa Bay area to be closer to family and worked with two local crisis pregnancy center ministries.  In 2008 Dave and his family started attending First Reformed Church of Tampa, and in 2013 Dave was called to be a pastor here.  Since then, his passion for Christ and people, solid practical biblical teaching, and untiring service for the Lord have blessed this congregation. 

Pastor Dave’s faith and trust in God have been and still are greatly motivated by his parents; who continue to serve in the ministry.  Dave is also inspired by his wife and calls her his hero describing her as a woman of deep faith and passion for Christ, a powerful prayer warrior, and a heroic "overcomer". Along with spending time with his wife and three children, Pastor Dave enjoys reading, cooking, bird watching, traveling, entertaining, and working in his yard.  Dave’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." (ESV) We invite you to come and meet Pastor Dave!   

  • Sandy bashline - administrator

    If you call our church office, you will often have the pleasure of talking to Sandy Bashline.  As our Administrator she handles all the office and accounting responsibilities.  Sandy is also very active in our Women’s Ministry and the Missions Committee.  Sandy was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and moved to Michigan when she was three weeks old.  Her husband’s military career brought the family back to the Tampa Bay area in 1962.  Between Sandy and her husband, they have seven children, sixteen grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  Sandy’s passion and inspiration have always been her family. She remembers as a child her grandfather teaching her integrity and life’s lessons as she earned a nickel a week polishing his shoes.  Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (NKJV). 

  • Jason Allgair - Worship director

    Jason Allgair’s love for the Lord is evident in all that he does.  Born in Miami, he moved to Tampa in 2002 to attend the University of South Florida.  Jason has always loved music; he started playing the piano and saxophone in grade school.  In middle school he decided he wanted to be a teacher.  Jason knows it is to the glory of God that he was able to combine these two passions into his full-time job as a Music Educator at Steinbrenner High School.  He is the Director of Bands where he teaches the concert bands, the jazz ensemble, the marching band, and Advanced Placement Music Theory.  Along with music and teaching, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, looking for "God-moments" in every aspect of life and nature, traveling, watching movies, and reading.  One of Jason’s favorite Bible conversations starts in Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." (ESV) We invite you to come and see Jason’s passion for the Lord through music!

  • Andrea feitl - accompanist

    Not many churches can boast of having a Master Accompanist, but Andrea Feitl uses her God-given talent to glorify Him by accompanying the Praise Band during our 9:30 a.m. service and playing the hymns at our 11:00 a.m. service.  Andrea was born in Karlovac, Croatia.  Her mom had wanted to play the piano as a child herself and encouraged Andrea at a young age to pursue the art.  She excelled and went on to study in Italy and Germany where she obtained her Post Masters degree in music.  Andrea moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2010 with her husband and two children, who are her primary passion. In 2018 Andrea became a United States citizen. Andrea teaches the piano and enjoys playing chamber music with other musicians.  Like Sandy, her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (NKJV).  We invite you to come and hear Andrea play!   

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