Meet Pastor Corey

Our Lead Pastor, Dr. Corey Abney, his wife Christina, and their four children.

We are a part of a mission and movement that is changing the world

The Hills We Die On

Aggressive Authenticity

We aren’t a church of catch phrases. We believe the gospel is real. Redemption is real. Authentic change is available for all who seek it.


We believe that truth matters and is applicable to our lives. We seek to communicate truth in a way in which everyone can experience God’s best.


We believe in peace over preference. We unite on the main things and seek peace, unity, and understanding on all things secondary.


We believe in being a blessing to our community with the goal of developing long-term relationships that build bridges to gospel conversations.


We have a big God that does big things. We believe in bold moves and aggressive action for the sake of the gospel.


We believe in giving freely because we are called to do so. We are generous with our time, money, and efforts in order to pursue and propel the movement of the local church.

We plan to propel our mission forward over the next seven years with an initiative we call GO2030. Learn more here.


Which Campus Should I Attend?

We are one church in multiple locations. Apollo Beach, Brandon, Riverview (coming soon!), and Bell Shoals Español. We recommend attending the campus closest to your home community. You can expect a familiar yet personalized Bell Shoals experience at each respective campus.

Where Do I Go When I Arrive?

Our team will direct you when you arrive on campus and help you find a convenient place to park. As you enter the building our greeters will get you where you need to go! If you need anything during your time at Bell Shoals you can stop and ask anyone with a Bell Shoals name tag.

What Do I Do With My Kids?

We love kids! We have an engaging age-appropriate experience called Shoal Kids for children 5th grade and under. That said, we believe worship is a family experience. Children of any age are always welcome in our worship services any time.

How Long is The Service?

Our services are normally around one hour in length. You can expect to sing three or four songs and hear from a member of our teaching team. To get a feel for our teaching style, watch one of our latest messages. As a part of our service there is also a time for our church community to give their tithes and offerings.

What Should I Wear?

Dress is casual. Don’t feel like you have to dress up.


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