Welcome to Seventh Avenue and the early 1900s. It was a time when the cigar industry was booming in Tampa and it was all happening in Ybor City.
Named after the Cuban cigar maker Vicente Martinez Ybor, the city that bears his name is today a thriving, tourist destination and a cultural hub. From the annual Gasparilla Knight Parade to the annual Festa Italiana, and with many more events and attractions, there is rarely a time when Ybor is not hopping with activity.
Yet, behind the entertainment, the night life, the re-gentrification, are every-day homes and every-day schools and businesses; real people who need Jesus; real people who need healthy churches.
Ybor is still a predominantly Hispanic, multi-ethnic lower-middle-class kind of life. And it’s a great neighborhood with parks and little league fields and the famous La Segunda Bakery.
We have two SBC churches in Ybor. Might God be calling you to be the third? Fourth? We pray He is.