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Sunday Mornings

Sunday School at 9:30 am
Worship Service at 10:30 am

Wednesday Nights

Programs for Children, Youth, & Adults at 6:30 pm


Bayshore Baptist Church

3111 W. Morrison Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629

(Located on South MacDill at Morrison)

Bayshore Baptist Church


As a welcoming community of faith, Bayshore values diversity united by our shared faith in Jesus Christ.

We affirm the timeless Christian teachings as revealed in Scripture and reflected in the Apostles’ Creed.

We are ecumenical in outlook and value relationships across denominational lines.

We celebrate our Baptist heritage and are proud partners of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

We believe in loving and serving God by loving and serving others. We work alongside various missions partners to make a difference in our community.

We believe faith is a journey and seek to be continually formed together by the Holy Spirit.


Scott Stearman

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman, is thrilled to spend this season with Bayshore Baptist as the church prepares for its next chapter.  Scott directs the International Advocacy Baptist Collaborative that seeks to amplify and coordinate the advocacy work of the global Baptist family at the United Nations and in WDC. At the UN he helps lead NGO committees on Human Rights and Religious Freedom.  He is vice chair of the board of trustees for the Parliament of World Religions and writes regularly on the intersection of religion and international/cultural affairs.  For over three decades, he served as a Baptist pastor.  He served congregations in Athens, Greece, Paris, France, St. Louis, MO and New York City.  His educational background includes theological degrees from Southwestern and Princeton Seminaries and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma.

Sara Hunt-Felke

Associate Pastor

Sara is energized by the opportunity to serve Bayshore as Associate Pastor as we collectively seek to nourish authentic community and encounter God together. A Tampa native, Sara grew up in these church halls and her faith formation largely took place here at Bayshore Baptist Church. What a gift it is to be back ‘home’ in this role. Sara completed her studies at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She and her husband, TJ, live in Seminole Heights with their two daughters, Adelina and Nora. She finds joy in baking, being outdoors, and most crafty things.

Melissa Scarle

Director of Children’s Ministry

Melissa has a desire for children of all ages to come to know the love of Christ. Her love of children has led her to the position of Children’s Director at Bayshore. She and her husband, Hal, have been members of Bayshore since 1985, and their sons, Will, Tyler, and Justin, grew up in the church. Melissa is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. She works in conjunction with a strong, committed group of volunteers, so the nursery and children’s areas are safe, joyful places for kids to interact with one another and learn the truths of the Bible.

Deb Alexander


Susie Rodriguez

Ministry Support

Susie comes to Tampa from Washington, DC, where she worked as a speechwriter and press liaison for several women’s groups and a Member of Congress. A graduate of The University of Georgia, Susie married Navy LT Terry Meier in 1997. After they started their family, Susie stayed at home and stayed active with her two boys and in the Capitol Hill community. In 2015, Susie and her family moved to Tampa. She enjoys traveling, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.