Our Pastor's Biography

Pastor (Dr.) Lenny Washington
(MBA, MS, DTh.)

Pastor Lenny R. Washington was born in the Tampa Bay area. After serving in the US Armed Forces (United States Marine Corps), he has spent most of his adult life in corporate America growing and leading both private and public technology and manufacturing companies for more than 27 years (AT&T, Westell Technologies, Comtrend Corporation and Renaissance Steel).

Pastor Lenny has been a senior business executive (VP), international business developer (VP), and independent consultant to several non-profit organizations, as well as served on several boards including the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce; and now serves as a board member on the Blessed Hope Bible College (formerly with Jacksonville Theological Seminary).

In addition to being dedicated to the Lord at 9 months of age in his grandfather’s AME church, he has actively served in the ministry of Jesus Christ for more than 16 years; as the Pastor-at-Large at the Greater Love Christian Center for 3 years, Director of Operations at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for 3 years, and several churches throughout the Tampa Bay area and the US.

Furthermore, he served as a Faculty Member at the University of Phoenix (17 years) and Southeastern Universities (3 years); teaching Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Operations and Business Ethics for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate classes.

Pastor Lenny has a Doctoral Degree in Christian Theology (with a concentration in Pastoral Ministry), Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Master’s Degree in Christian Theology, Bachelors in Professional Business Management, as well as a Degree in Computer Engineering Technology.

Moreover, Pastor Lenny still resides in the Tampa Bay area where he was officially ordained. He is currently the senior pastor for the Tampa Bay Community church; a non-denominational church located in the heart of Carrollwood area. He was recently married to Michelle T. Washington and together they have four children (Jennifer, Brooke, Tiffany and Giovanni).

Pastor Lenny continues to preach, teach and share the Word of God unapologetically, and volunteer his spiritual gifts and effort in many different community ministries.