HighPoint Church of Brandon was founded as First Pentecostal Church in 1973. The members met for their first service at the one-room Bloomingdale Civic Center, at the corner of Bloomingdale Ave. and Lithia-Pinecrest Rd. Within a year, under the leadership of Pastor Frank Goldsberry, a piece of property at the current location at 2207 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd. was purchased. Soon after that the first of a three phase building project was completed. As the church grew, the second phase was completed. This included a beautiful multi-purpose center, a commercial kitchen, and a full basement (yes a basement in Florida).
This was the home of Brandon Christian Academy for several years. During that time many lives were touched.(both students and parents) Although the school is no longer operating, lives continue to be touched as a result of Brandon Christian Academy's ministry, since many of these students are now working in various ministries across the country.
This portion of the church is now being utilized as Sunday School rooms and an activity center for the youth department.
As we continue to grow, we look forward to building our third phase that would include a new sanctuary, additional Sunday School rooms and office space.
In October of 2005, the name of the church was officially changed from First Pentecostal Church of Brandon to HighPoint Church of Brandon. At that time Reverend Loran Mejean also took over as our new pastor. As a result, our founding Pastor, Reverend Frank Goldsberry moved from the position of pastor to the position of Bishop.
On May 22, 2016, Pastor Mejean officially retired. David Goldsberry was elected by the congregation as his successor. He has served in various capacities at HighPoint Church for several years, including 35 years as the Music Director. We look forward to seeing Pastor David's vision for HighPoint Church unfold as we go forward.
We continue to celebrate our Pentecostal heritage, as well as welcoming in a new era of blessings and growth, as we move forward for the Kingdom.