OUR HISTORY

Bible Based was birthed In 1988. In the home of Rev. and Mrs. Arthur T. Jones. On December 27, 1988, the first informal Bible study was held. Attendance grew each week, eventually outgrowing the Jones’ residence. Soon everyone sensed the need for more than weekly prayer and Bible study. They desired a church fellowship.

A month after our inaugural service on February 5, 1989, we began public worship in the ballroom of the Ramada Inn on Bearss Avenue and I-275.

The Lord called the Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Jones home, from his labor here on Earth to heaven to receive his eternal reward on May 4, 2013, . On July 5, 2013 Anthony C. White was installed as the new Senior Pastor of Bible-Based Fellowship Church. The vision continues as we are focused on building a church that is Bible-Based, Christ-centered and Holy Spirit led. God has endowed Bible-Based Fellowship Church with a phenomenal vision encompassing five (5) essentials pillars of ministry: Evangelism, Education, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Expansion.

Bible-Based Fellowship Church has a vast array of ministries designed to address the diverse needs of its members and the Tampa Bay community.

As the vision continues to unfold, God continues to pen unparalleled history through the Church and in the lives of its members, allowing us to make a local imprint and a global impact.

OUR FOUNDER

Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Jones is the founder of Bible-Based Fellowship, Inc. A Bible expositor and preacher par excellence. Dr. Jones’ expansive catalog of sermons, teachings, and published literary work speak to specific spiritual foundations needed to combat life’s harsh realities.

Dr. Jones was also co-founder of the famed Florida Mass Choir. For many years he worked to produce, direct, and sing lead vocals for the Choir—yielding ten highly acclaimed projects. In 2002 Dr. Jones released a solo CD, Speak For Me.

He studied under and was mentored by Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Molefi Asanti, and Cornell West at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Ultimately, he would study at both Harvard and Oxford Universities. Professionally, while studying at St. Petersburg Junior College in 1967, Dr. Jones was recruited by IBM Corporation, and thus commenced a brilliant 24½-year career. Dr. Jones served in various executive capacities for IBM, from which he retired in 1992 as a Briefing Center Manager.

The legacy and love Dr. Jones left behind is indelibly etched in the halls of Bible-Based Fellowship Church and the hearts of all of those whom he touched.

OUR FOUNDER

Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Jones is the founder of Bible-Based Fellowship, Inc. A Bible expositor and preacher par excellence. Dr. Jones’ expansive catalog of sermons, teachings, and published literary work speak to specific spiritual foundations needed to combat life’s harsh realities.

Dr. Jones was also co-founder of the famed Florida Mass Choir. For many years he worked to produce, direct, and sing lead vocals for the Choir—yielding ten highly acclaimed projects. In 2002 Dr. Jones released a solo CD, Speak For Me.

He studied under and was mentored by Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Molefi Asanti, and Cornell West at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Ultimately, he would study at both Harvard and Oxford Universities. Professionally, while studying at St. Petersburg Junior College in 1967, Dr. Jones was recruited by IBM Corporation, and thus commenced a brilliant 24½-year career. Dr. Jones served in various executive capacities for IBM, from which he retired in 1992 as a Briefing Center Manager.

The legacy and love Dr. Jones left behind is indelibly etched in the halls of Bible-Based Fellowship Church and the hearts of all of those whom he touched.