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about 5th ave church

Fifth Avenue Baptist church is a Bible-based church in St. Petersburg, Florida. No matter your background, 5th Ave is a place where you can explore Christianity at your own pace. God’s truth is shared through contemporary music and practical, plain language messages. There is no pressure to give money, and we encourage you to leave the suit and tie at home and come as you are.

Founded over 50 years ago, the church has continued to thrive by the gracious hand of God.

Our Mission is to Love God, Love People.

Church Interior

Core Values

Our Vision is to Bring HOPE to St. Pete and beyond

through worship, connection groups, and serving.

What we believe

About the Scriptures

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.

About God

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.

About Humanity

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.


About Salvation: We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

About Christian Life: We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.


About the Church: We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.

our staff.

Eric Parravani-Hathaway

Interim Worship Leader

Berniecia Edwards

Office Coordinator

Donnie Edwards

PT Maintenance Supervisor

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