After Adventures in Consciousness, a seven week in-home Bible Study sponsored by Unity Temple of Truth Church, Naajidah Haleem and Sara Minnifield approached Dr. Pulley about continuing. They desired to know exactly what it would take to start a church in Tampa. Based on the biblical model for leadership, Dr. Pulley explained to them that it would require at least 10 adults over 13-weeks who demonstrated their interest in the church through consistency in attendance and tithing (Exodus 18:21). The women agreed to the challenge and decided Sunday afternoons at 1:30PM was the best day and time to meet.
Sara Minnified and Deborah Gayle opened the doors of their home for weekly service on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. The goal was fulfilled on Sunday, July 9, 2017 and the Tampa Study group continued to grow and flourish. On May 21, 2017, the Board of Directors for what would be known as Today's Church was established followed by its official incorporation on September 5, 2017. Continuing to increase in weekly attendance and participation, the Board of Directors began to discern a permanent location for Today's Church. On March 4, 2018, members and friends of Today's Church marched into the Tampa Location on Central Avenue in the heart of Tampa, FL. In alignment with its vision, the pieces continued to come together and exceed the the expectations of all! After planning the largest fundraiser in the history of the church, the Drum Circle, our foundress, Sara L. Minnifield, transitioned on October 19, 2018 from abundant life to eternal. Since then, Today's Church has continued to move forward attracting F.O.O.T. soldiers who carry out the mission.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 the St. Petersburg Location of Today's Church had it's soft opening at the Staybridge Inn & Suites in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.