who we are

our Pastors

Mission City Church - Head Pastor

Josh Poole

Lead Pastor

Pastor Josh moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2004 to begin ministry training through the discipleship program Master’s Commission USA. He has served in several ministry roles including Youth Pastor and Campus Pastor as he helped plant and grow churches in Texas, Alaska, Arizona, and Florida. Pastor Josh married Natalie in 2015. When not at the church they are most often found getting coffee or steak.
Mission City Church - Executive Pastor

adam drake

executive Pastor

Pastor Adam graduated from Master’s Commission School of Ministry and was invited to join the staff to help lead the next generation of ministry leaders. Over the past 20 years he has grown a heart for people in ministry as well as developed his organizational leadership while working for several Fortune 500 companies. Adam is married to the love of his life Jaclyn. They have a  golden retriever (Parker)  who fills their home with hair and love.
Mission City Church - Worship Pastor

Jerry Tipton

Associate Pastor

Pastor Jerry began ministry in 2001 and has served in several ministries through the past 20 years involving worship and student ministry.  He graduated Southern Illinois University in 2004 with a BA in Psychology and in 2014 he graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a MA in Theological Studies.  He and his wife Jaime have been married 17 years and now have two awesome kids named Finley and Remi, as well as a mini-golden doodle named Bob.  The Tiptons love God's people and to take many adventures.  #tiptonslovinlargo 

Our staff

Mission City Church - Worship Pastor

Holly Herron

Member Care Director

Holly was born and raised in Florida and attended USF where she received her bachelor's degree in Sign Language Interpreting. She has three younger siblings that she adores and loves to visit in Georgia; Drew (24), Haven (5), and Scarlett Grace (2). Holly's huge heart for people drives her passion for serving the community and members of Mission City. In her free time, when she's not in a hammock by the water, she loves to personalize anything and everything with her Cricut. 
Mission City Church - Worship Pastor

Cody Soffos

Youth Pastor

Pastor Cody began serving in Mission City's Youth ministry in 2018 as a volunteer, then as an intern, and has now been Youth Pastor since 2019. He graduated St. Petersburg College in 2022 with a BS in Business Administration.  He and his wife, Jasmine, have been married since 2021. As a lifelong Floridian he loves serving the students of Pinellas County. The Soffos' love God's house and His people, especially the next generation. Some of Cody's passions include American politics, working out, and golf. 
Mission City Church - Worship Pastor

Michelle Lowther

Assistant Children's Director 

Michelle was born and raised right here in Pinellas County Florida. She stayed local to Tampa Bay during her college years, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida in 2010 and her Law Degree from Stetson University in 2013. Michelle is an attorney for non-profit businesses and loves serving different charitable businesses in the community whether through work, or volunteering. Michelle has served in different aspects of children’s ministry at different churches since 2014 and loves that she gets to bring her skills and experience to help grow and serve the families of Mission City Church in this capacity. She met her husband Adam while in high school youth group and they have been married since 2013. When not at work or volunteering, you can find Michelle spending quality time with her husband and their daughter Reilly, either at a Rays game, playing outdoors, or building Lego!
Mission City Church - Worship Pastor

Phillip Granucci

Facilities Manager

Phillip has had an uncanny knack for understanding how things work and fixing things since he was young, and he loves being able to use that skill for the church. He and his wife, Betty, have been married since 2010, and have a house full of wagging tails with 3 miniature long-haired dachshunds (Velvet, Katie and Zoey). Phil’s ideal form of relaxation is getting out on the water! 
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Zoe Wright

Communications Director

Zoe Wright graduated from Texas Christian University in December of 2020. She has a bachelor of science degree in Strategic Communication from the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and minored in Digital Culture and Data Analytics. Zoe completed a ministry residency at Doxology Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas as the College Ministry Creative Resident. Zoe also has experience working in nonprofits and advertising agencies. Zoe’s passionate about sharing the Gospel in creative and strategic ways, as well as young women’s discipleship and missions. If Zoe’s not working on a graphics, you can find her at the St. Pete Pier walking her dog. 
Mission City Church - Worship Pastor

Cindy Fetting

Accounting Director

Cindy Fetting is our Accounting Director and we’re thankful for her passion for structure and organization. When Cindy moved to Florida from Carpentersville Illinois, she was at a drive-in movie theatre which played Christian movies. In between showings, a speaker explained the Gospel and she made the decision to follow Jesus! Since then, she has loved being able to live in obedience to God’s calling to work at Mission City Church, as she gets to serve the Lord with her gifts everyday. Cindy is married to Ray and they have two sons, Corey and Connor. She enjoys gardening, ax throwing, and loves cooking nutritious foods for her family. Most importantly, she loves learning. 

Our Board

Mission City Church - President

Glen Meinike

President
Mission City Church - Vice President

King Baldwin

Vice President
Mission City Church - Secretary

Sharon Jacobs

Secretary
Mission City Church - Treasurer

Cindy Fetting

Treasurer
Mission City Church - Board Member

Adam Drake

Board Member