at Brandon Campus

The Outreach Ministry at Bell Shoals focuses on passionately pursuing God’s Kingdom through efforts that carry His Word and His Love to people in the Greater Brandon area and surrounding communities. We believe in changing our community and our world by sharing our faith and using our gifts and talents to serve in Jesus’ name.


Real Hope Ministry

serves needy families in our community with food as we share the love of Jesus Christ with them. Our food pantry is open every Wednesday for drive thru pickup only and by appointment from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (excluding holidays).  The Real Hope House is located on the Northwest corner of Bell Shoals Road and Overhill Drive. To volunteer please call 813.689.4229, ext. 229.

Real Hope Supply List


English as a Second Language 

is for adults whose predominant language is not English. These classes provide the opportunity to learn English in a small classroom setting, and will stress the basic communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classes meet weekly Tuesdays, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Education Annex, you can register for classes below. ESL also needs volunteers to assist with registration, to set up snacks, and to teach classes. If you are interested in helping others become proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in English and if you are available on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm you can help.

Click Here if you are interested in Attending ESL Classes

Click Here if you are interested in Volunteering for ESL Classes

The Suncoast Kids Place Ministry

meets at Bell Shoals Brandon Campus and provides support for children, teens, and their families following the death of a loved one through peer support groups and education. Their goal is to offer support in a safe place where children, teens, and families can share their experience as they move through their grief process. The program meets at Bell Shoals Baptist Church on the first and third Thursday of each month during the school year. They do not meet during school holidays. This extraordinary ministry is in desperate need of additional volunteers. If you love kids and teens and can invest two hours twice a month you are a qualified to be a Suncoast Kids Place volunteer!   

Click Here if you are interested in attending Suncoast Kids Place 

Click Here if you are interested in  volunteering at Suncoast Kids Place

Feed the Bay

is a yearly community outreach uniting churches in Hillsborough County along with Publix Super Markets, to stock the shelves of local food pantries. Our goal this year is to shop and collect 150,000 pounds of food to help feed those in need in our community. 

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The Greater Brandon Christmas GIFT OF HOPE

outreach is a multi-church community event. Bell Shoals partners with other churches in our community to help supply food and toys to help more than 600 local families walking through difficult times. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to bring hope and encouragement to these families as we spend personal time with each individual, praying with them and seeking to share the hope that is only found in knowing Christ personally.

Click Here to find out more about the Greater Brandon Gift of Hope