Grace & Truth Family Baptist Church
7335 Dormany Loop, Plant City, Florida 33565


“A church that glorifies God, is Christ centered, has a Multi-generational vision and is a passionate community of faith.” To see this vision fulfilled, there God has given us a mission for our church. That mission is; “To Equip men to be the spiritual leaders in their homes, to build strong faithful families who will in turn, proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.” In this local congregation, GTFBC has a plurality of godly elders that lead and provide spiritual oversight to its members. GTFBC is committed to functioning with a plurality of elders. The term elder is synonymous with the term pastor. However, pastor refers to the function, while elder refers to the office. Our current elders function in the roles of pastor/ teacher and give oversight to the congregation. Our elders are; Church founder Skip Athey and Eric Ayala. Assisting the elders is a body of deacons that help to provide for the physical needs of the local congregation. Theologically, GTFBC is a reformed church holding to the doctrines of God’s sovereignty and grace and the 5 Solas of the reformation: Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone,) Sola Fide (Faith alone,) Sola Gratia (Grace Alone,) Solus Christus (Christ Alone,) Soli Deo Gloria (to the Glory of God alone.) Our primary confession of faith is the London Baptist Confession of 1689. This church also operates with a Family Integrated model. This means that our families worship together and we do not have any age segregated ministries such as children’s or youth ministries.



  • Profile created on 03.30.13
  • Profile updated on 09.15.17