Sr. Minister Joe N. Tucker & First Lady Coretta Tucker
Sr. Minister Joe N Tucker is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida. After working in Corporate America for many years, he was redirected in a different path and begin attending Evangelical Seminary, South Florida Bible College and Florida School of Preaching. He was later ordained by Dr. I.C. Spivey in July 1999 at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. He continues his growth and strengthening in God's word through the attendance of many lectureships, seminars, leadership and ministers workshops.
Sr. Minister Tucker has served in ministry in various capacities. His passion for teaching and how to apply the Word of God in everyday lives goes far beyond the church in which he serves. He is grooming men in the Kingdom to become better leaders for God. He is a counselor to all. Sr. Minister Tucker reaches out to those in the community who may be in need. He is a stronghold that keeps our brotherhood unified in God’s Kingdom within the Tampa Bay area. He is a sounding speaker for national lectureships, gospel meetings as well as host to lectureships within the Tampa Bay area. His vision, purpose, and mission of not just the saving of man's soul, but to be concerned with the wholeness of man and his needs by serving and the giving of ourselves (Phil 4:13) has allowed Sr. Minister Tucker to serve as our humble minister for more than 20 years.
Sr. Minister Tucker is happily married to Coretta (Newton) Tucker. He has 2 sons, Damain and Jarvis; 3 daughters, Ashley, Erika, Shanetta Knowles;
2 grandsons, Damain Jr., Kyler, and granddaughter Ari.
Associate Minister Lester "J.R." McCoy
Lester A McCoy II was born in Tampa, FL where he currently resides, and attended Hillsborough High where he graduated with Honors. Brother McCoy continued his education at Johnson & Wales University North Miami Campus where he received an AS Degree in Culinary Arts and a BS in Food Service Management. While at Johnson and Wales, Brother McCoy was called by God to help his people on campus and with the help of others began Takers By Force Ministries. This ministry sought to introduce Christ to some and reintroduce Christ in to the lives of young people that have fallen away, offering the love and hope that can only be found in Christ.
After college Brother McCoy returned to Tampa and began his career in Youth Development with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay as a Program Director. During this time he also served as a Substitute Teacher, Mentor, Sunday School Teacher and the Youth Minister of the Highland Ave Church of Christ in Tampa, FL. To date Brother McCoy is a DJJ ERC Program Coordinator at FBCH One More Child, a Private Chef and serves faithfully at the 5th Ave Church of Christ in St. Petersburg, FL.
Associate Minister Taj Williams & Sister Leann Williams
Brother Williams was born in Tampa Fl, where he lived for about 2 years until his father, Brother Larry Williams became the minister at 201 Church of Christ in Bradenton, FL. Brother Williams graduated from Lakewood Ranch High School then attended Southwestern Christian College (SWCC). After leaving SWCC, Brother Williams went into the work force for 4 years before attending and completing the program at the Florida School of Preaching in Lakeland Florida. He currently works for the United States Postal Service and resides in the Tampa area along with his wife and son (TJ). The Williams are expecting their 2nd bundle of joy in 2021.