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Meet our pastor

Connection Church
Tampa Bay

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Pastor Kelsey Swope

His smile is contagious, his energy is invigorating, his dedication is apparent, and his love is tangible. He is the Lead Pastor of Connection Church Tampa Bay.

Pastor Kelsey, PK or Pastor are one in the same and used interchangeably. They refer to the person that has been appointed to lead CCTB into it’s next. Pastor Kelsey shares the Vision of the House and has already begun to align his own personal approach to achieving and expanding upon this Vision. He comes from a long line, 4th generation, of Pentecostal Pastors and has applied his training in various ways. 


  • He served as Senior Pastor of High Praises International Church, Chicago, IL.

  • He served as a full-time missionary to Nigeria, Africa. He is a founding executive board member of Affirming Pentecostal Church International.

  • He is the Executive Director of The Hope Center International Foundation, a place in Lagos Nigeria where youth can be trained in various areas of trade skills, CV preparation, interview training as well as support of HIV/AIDs, sexuality, faith, pre-marital pregnancy and healthcare


You may find PK playing his saxophone, riding his Harley Davidson, managing his small business Gilded Leathers, or a host of other activities. But his first love and passion is serving the people of God. This is his heart’s desire and divine calling.

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