2000-2010

Announcement Date: April 9, 2000

Under the direction of Principal Marva Scott, King’s Kids Learning and Developmental Academy added third through fifth grades, thus increasing enrollment. The land located on the
south side of the sanctuary was purchased and four portable classrooms were erected. Additional properties around the church were purchased for future growth.

In 2002, the following Elders were appointed by Rev. Scott. Elder of Congregational Care Sis. Marva Scott, Elder of Mission Outreach Loretta Joseph, Elder of Help Ministries, Deacon Hilrie Kemp, Elder of Spiritual Enrichment Deacon David Jones, and Elder of Fellowship Ministries, Deacon Elliott Gray.

Sisters Jackie Berrien, Dayna Gray, and Eva Russell were called to the ministry. Rev. Alton Kemp joined our congregation in 2004.

Under the leadership of Elder Marva Scott, the Women Praise Dancers were organized and led by Sis. Regina Underwood and Sis. Nicole Floyd. The “Mime” ministry was reorganized and led by Sis.
Regina Underwood, assisted by Bro. Ralph Underwood and Sis. Pauline Williams.

Due to the illness of the Executive Pastor, Mitchell Bettis and the continuous growth of the congregation thee was a need to create new ministries and the
following ministers were appointed;

Rev. Jeffrey Johnson- Minister of Youth and Children

Rev. Alton Kemp-Minister of Pastoral Care and Youth

Rev. Thomas Mason- Minister of Evangelism and Young Adults

Rev. Dr. Maxine Woodside- Minister of Administration and Education.

In 2004 Rev. Jeffrey Johnson was hired as Youth Pastor and Bro. Johnny Burt was ordained as a Deacon.

Elder Marva Scott resigned as Principal of King’s Kids Learning & Developmental Academy to serve as full-time Minister of Congregational Care.

The church purchased property at 3101 N. 34th Street for the construction of the Administration Building. The building was completed in 2005 and named the Frank Kennedy Administration Building. Today, the Tampa Bay Community Family Development Corporation (Known as “Bethesda Ministries”) and Minister of Congregational Care are housed in the
Frank Kennedy Building. Youth Church was organized by Pastor Jeffrey Johnson. The Youth Ushers were reorganized by Sis. Loretta Cottman.

In 2006, the first “Family Fest” was held, with Pastor Jeffrey Johnson and Sis. Marla Scott-Johnson spear-heading and coordinating the conference. Minister Alan Horne joined our congregation and served as Pastor Scott’s Armor-Bearer and Pulpit Assistant. Pastor Thomas Scott reassigned and appointed the
following pastors:

Rev. Dr. Maxine Woodside as Pastor of Administration and Education

Rev. Jeffrey Johnson as Pastor of Assimilation and Conservation.

In 2008, the “Scholarship Award Resource Booklet” was established by the Board of Christian Education, under the leadership of Sis. Evelyn Gyden. The booklet list scholarships sponsored by members and ministries of 34th Street. The scholarships are provided to youth who upon completion of high school enroll in a college, university or trade school. The scholarships are granted to the student who meets the individual sponsor requirements.

In 2008 Brothers Anthony Ellis, Anthony Haynes, Herbie Lamons, and Carlos Williams were ordained as Deacons by Pastor Scott. Elder Marva Scott was instrumental in establishing our first Church Greeters.

The strategic team TAG Consultants conducted a Transforming Church Index Survey.

Deaconesses serving under the leadership of Pastor Scott are Sisters Grace Campbell, Mildred Cosby, Helen Dorsey, Eleanor Jones, Bertha Kemp, Pinkey Langston, and Jessie Mae Parks.

On Sunday June 7, 2009 Deaconesses served communion for the first time in the 34th Street Church of God.

On Sunday September 27, 2009 our first Youth Center was dedicated.

We celebrated our Ninety-Fifth Church Anniversary on November 8, 2009. The Multi-generational homecoming Celebration theme was: “Celebrating Our Legacy, Pursuing our Destiny”.