BELONG HERE w/ Local | March 26th
BELONG HERE w/ Local is a class designed to welcome you to Local Church St. Pete and is a necessary step in the pursuit of membership. We’ll share our history,…
Easter w/Local | 8a, 9:30a + 11a
EASTER SUNDAY w/ Local Church St. Pete We will gather on Sunday, April 9th at 8a + 9:30a + 11a to celebrate and consider how the resurrection of Jesus leads…
Good Friday Gathering | April 7th
On Friday, April 7th from 7-8pm, we will gather to reflect on the death of Jesus through song, prayer, reflection and communion. Childcare will be provided for Nursery through Age…
LOCAL Story | Brieanna Molin
Brieanna had a unique upbringing in that her grandmother had taught her of alternative ways of spirituality. She delved in meditation, interpreting omens, and divination at a young age. Brieanna…
New Followers | A Conversation
If you’re new to following the ways of Jesus then you probably have a lot of questions. Maybe you’re wondering… -I’m brand new to this, where do I begin when…
One to One Bible Reading Resources
As disciples of Jesus we’re called (given the privilege and responsibility) to make disciples. But HOW? One expression of that is to walk with someone “one-to-one” through part of the…
Prayer Gatherings
Now is the time (more than ever) to be a people shaped by EXPECTATION + DEPENDENCY, a people of prayer bringing desperate cries to the one who is present and…
House Groups
Our groups typically meet in homes three times a month across St. Pete, where we spend time together often sharing food, discussing the Scriptures, praying, and looking for opportunities to…
LOCAL mission | serving our city in love.
Our House Groups partner with, learn from and come alongside local ministries reaching the marginalized, hurting, abused and neglected of our city. If you want more information on how to…
LOCAL Youth come together to be empowered by the love of Jesus. We have a vision of students encountering real community with each other and their leaders. We want our…
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2750 5th Ave N
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Disciples who make disciples to impact the city of St. Pete for Jesus.

St. Petersburg has an average of 361 days of sunshine each year; because of this the city has been nicknamed “The Sunshine City.” It’s no wonder why St. Pete is the largest city in the most densely populated county in the state. St Pete is a diverse, eclectic, artistic and active city.

I love St. Pete. I love its quirkiness and diversity; I love its passion and beauty. Our hope is for Local Church St. Pete to be a place to grow in faith, ask hard questions and take time to explore the truths of who Jesus is and what it means for our lives today. Simply put, we are disciples of Jesus. An imperfect community of people called out of brokenness and shame and called into a relationship with Him. We believe in the mission Jesus gave his disciples to love one another and make disciples. We’re humbled by God’s grace and eager to share the joy and hope we have in Him, and we understand the local church is God’s missionary strategy to reach a broken world.

In 1 Peter 2:9-10 we find the church (followers of Jesus) has a “double identity.” The church is called out of the world to belong to God and sent back into the world to declare His praises. Our temptation can be to either withdraw and isolate ourselves or to blend in and compromise. Instead, we’re called to be set apart while at the same time deeply involved in the world, entering the pain and suffering of those around us. We believe God has called us to be a church in the city of St. Pete that understands it’s identity as the called out and sent in people of God.

Our story is still unfolding and we can’t wait to see who God brings into it. We’re forever grateful for the people we get to walk out our faith alongside and we’re excited to move forward. We would love for you to join us!

With Joy and Faith,

Lead Pastor



Daryn Kinney | Lead Pastor

Daryn has pastored for 24 years in the Tampa Bay area, 19 of those years in St. Pete. His passion for the local church and his love for discipleship has been a focus for him over the years. He enjoys music and has led worship teams longer than he’s pastored. Originally a visual art major, he has a deep appreciation for the arts. Daryn married his high school love Valerie in 1999 and has three boys (Jude, Shay and Silas).



Mark Culton | Pastor

Mark has pastored over twenty years in Pennsylvania, Indiana and now Florida. He enjoys building relationships with different types of people – all with the heartbeat of making disciples who make disciples. He can be found spending time with his girls, reading, playing sports, enjoying live music, and at the beach with his family. Mark married Jen in 2001, and they have three teenage daughters (Avery, Quinn and Preslie).



Trevor Shultz | Pastor (Non-vocational)

Trevor has served in ministry leadership the past 10 years in St. Pete in both vocational and non-vocational areas. He’s passionate about serving and building up Christ’s church. He’s a financial advisor in the Tampa area. When not working or with the church, he’s hanging out with his wife (Emily) and two boys (Theo & Luke) or spending time on the water diving.



Josh Allen | Pastor (Bi-vocational)

Josh has been with Local Church St Pete since its inception. Josh and Brooke have been married since 2005 and have four children. While Josh is a full time Firefighter and Paramedic, he’s also on staff with Local Church St Pete one day a week with a focused attention on pastoral care.





Micah Singleton | Pastor (Non-vocational)

*Bio coming soon!









Daryn Kinney | Lead Pastor


Mark Culton | Pastor


Josh Allen | Pastor (Bi-vocational)


Ryan Collins | Pastoral Intern


Katie Eiland | Director of Operations


Matt DiPietro | Worship


Luisa Fernanda | Director of Local Kids


Tara Leitz | Photography, Social Media & Graphics


TJ Graf | Production


Lexie Aurie | Administrative Support


Stephen Birge | Facilities

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The Final Word | John 19:16-42 | March 19th
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Questioning Jesus (part 2) | John 19:1-16 | March 12th
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Questioning Jesus | John 18:28-40 | March 5th
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