Meet the Hovis Family

Eric and Kelly are both North Carolina natives. They graduated from NC State University and got married in July of 2009. Then, Eric attended Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary where he completed his Master of Divinity in Christian Ministries. Eric served for over ten years in student ministry through Young Life and on staff at Providence Baptist Church. He also has spent over nine years in the business world. Eric, Kelly, and their one year old at the time, Addie, served in Almaty, Kazakhstan for a year and since then, have had two more children: Stockton and Millie. After returning from Kazakhstan, the Hovis family served at Mercy Hill Church where Eric was on staff under Pastor Andrew Hopper. Eric has a great passion for preaching the word of God, and both Eric and Kelly have a burden for the unreached around the world. You can contact Eric at ehovis@newcitytpa.com.

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Meet the West Family

Jayson and Marianne moved from Georgia to North Carolina in 2000 for a corporate job opportunity for Jayson. Little did they know at the time, they would spend the next twenty years in Greensboro while God was growing in them a heart for discipleship and eventually church planting. Working from home allowed Jayson and Marianne flexibility when praying about how and where God would use their family. When the opportunity to help plant New City Church in Tampa came, they knew they were supposed to go. Jayson and Marianne have six children: Hollins, Pate, Wills, Mally, Emmy-Hunt, and Hattie. You can contact Jayson at jwest@newcitytpa.com


Meet Jessica McGinnis
Ministry Resident

Jessica is from Wilmington, NC where she received her bachelor's degree in elementary education and spent 5 years teaching. Jessica decided to leave the traditional classroom so she could commit more time to discipling others and teaching God's word directly. After a lot of prayer, waiting, and exploring, the Lord led her to Tampa to help start New City Church. She is passionate about fulfilling the great commission, prayer, and raising up the next generation. You can contact Jessica at jmcginnis@newcitytpa.com


Meet Patrick Anderson
College Director

Patrick and his wife Claire both attended universities in the Triad area of North Carolina and led in the college ministry of Mercy Hill Church. After graduating, Patrick served on the college ministry staff at Mercy Hill for two years. Patrick and Claire got married during that time. As he finished up his position at Mercy Hill, they decided to move to Tampa with the New City church plant. Patrick serves as the college ministry director for New City and Claire is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Art History at USF. You can contact Patrick at panderson@newcitytpa.com.