How It All Started
May 2016 - A small group of people joined together at a house in St Pete, Florida for the purpose of joining in fellowship and worship. They were determined to find a way to blend their faith, spirit and love for God. There was music, testimony, praise and worship in an un-formatted and spontaneous experience. A few months later, after streaming their time together on Facebook, they discovered there were many others joining online and were worshipping along. Since that time, there have been over 500 members who have joined on Facebook and regularly interact with The Living Room with testimonies, prayer requests, or even sharing a good Word for the day.
Date: First Sunday of every month
Time: Potluck Brunch: 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. ET (live streaming)
Who We Are
The Living Room is a non-denominational, Christian-based group who meet once a month to Worship and praise God in a safe, un-agenda format. The live-streamed worship includes music, singing, praising, testimonies, and soul-stirring messages of faith in God. We always welcome guest speakers and various artists to join us share their ministries. The Living Room is an affirming group of people including LGBTQIA+.
Pastor Mel has been leading music and worship for over 20 years. She has played keyboards in various praise bands and has worked in TV and Radio ministries throughout Florida. She has most recently been one of the founders of Canaan Band Ministries who recorded 3 CDs and has traveled throughout the U.S. sharing God’s love. Pastor Mel has written over 300 songs including the favorite, “I AM.”
Feb 2018 - TLR joins with Divergence Church in New Port Richey, FL with special combined services
Where Are We Going?
Community Center: The Living Room is a nonprofit organization that functions on the financial support of donations and offerings. Our goal is to settle into a home office and function as a community center. Each week we hope to see various nonprofit groups who need a place to meet. We would also would host coffee house concerts, game nights, movie nights for those to seek entertainment in a non-alcohol setting.
TLR-mobile: We have also combined The Living Room with other churches, bringing music and praise. We continuously receive requests from other churches throughout Florida, asking us to come to their church and combine the worship services.