First Priority of Tampa Bay serves Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties

About Us

First Priority of Tampa Bay launched in 2009 in Tampa as a covenant community of First Priority of America. As a locally managed organization, First Priority of Tampa Bay provides resources and training to First Priority student-led campus groups in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. Training for students is provided through local church youth groups, and there are no fees associated with our groups. The optional resources are provided to students for free.

The H.O.P.E Strategy:                                          

First Priority campus groups are protected by the First Amendment, and follow the guidelines of the Equal Access Act, when applicable. In order for a student group to use the First Priority name, students must utilize the H.O.P.E strategy. The H.O.P.E. cycle is repeated throughout the school year, and stands for:

1) Help: Students seeking God
2) Overcome: Students providing motivation and inspiration to others
3) Prepare: Students understanding the significance of their faith story and how to share it with others
4) Engage: Students sharing the Gospel message

All students are invited and welcome to meetings/activities, no matter their faith or background. First Priority is not a Bible study, youth group or discipleship program; and is not intended to replace church. Meetings are a safe, friendly place for students to ask questions, seek community, and find support.

Our mailing address:
P.O. Box 10731
Tampa, Florida 33679
As a registered non-profit, First Priority of Tampa Bay is not affiliated with any church or denomination, and welcomes the opportunity to partner with local churches to support students.