A story of God’s grace, a holy ambition, and gospel partnerships
This story must start with God’s grace because, without it, there is no story at all! Almost six years ago, God used a pastoral mentor, and other circumstantial factors, to create a desire in Ken to plant a church in Florida. After sharing his desire to plant with Megan, God worked similarly in her heart. Over the years, the Thompsons’ burden to minister in Florida only intensified. The Thompsons desired to incorporate others into this vision. They began to share their burden to plant with friends, family, and spiritual leaders. Many of these began to encourage them to pursue their desire, while others expressed an interest to join them in their endeavor.
The Thompsons sought the gospel partnership of other likeminded couples, whose friendships developed into a team of gospel partnership. At the same time, Calvary Church in Clearwater, FL unrolled a strategic vision for multiplication that included a vehicle for church planting, both locally and nationally. God brought the Thompsons together with the team at Calvary to partner for the purpose of starting Bay Cities Fellowship in Oldsmar, FL.