New Path Community Church was created through some amazing circumstances that only God could pull together. Pastor Bill had founded the Florida Dream Center in 2012, and in 2014, their Executive Director, Steve Cleveland, created the Adopt-a-Block program, which meets hurting residents and helps them with their needs. It was started in Lealman as the highest poverty/crime/drug use area in Pinellas County and has been wildly successful at meeting the needs of the people physically, but not spiritually.
As the same time, Pastor Bill was led to retire from Pathways Community Church, which he had founded 21 years earlier. As the spiritual needs in Lealman continued to go unmet, and as Pastor Bill now had time, he and a fabulous core group of people felt led to establish New Path Community Church in the Lealman area. So now, the wonderful people that were met through two years of building relationships with Adopt-a-Block have a church home to call their own!