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Tim Whipple

Lead Pastor

Tim received a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Management from The University of Tennessee and later earned a Master’s Degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. After working for 20+ years as a Student Pastor, he and two others founded the non-denominational BridgePoint Church in 2006 in St. Petersburg, FL. The church has now grown to multiple campuses and over 2,500 attendees each week, making it one of the fastest growing churches by percentage in the United States. BridgePoint Church and its strategic partner ministries have also helped reach and impact thousands of people throughout Florida, the United States, and internationally. 

In addition to being the Lead Pastor at BridgePoint, Tim has been a frequent speaker at conferences and leadership experiences, and sits on numerous boards throughout the St. Petersburg area.

Tim is married to his wife of 35 years, Donna, and is joined in ministry by their two adult children, Brennan and Bailee.