Rev. James D. Friesen
Telephone: 813-253-0069 extension 4
Rev. James Friesen became pastor of HPPC in 2016. The ministry is his second career; he responded to a calling into ministry after 15 years as a successful salesman. His undergraduate degree is from Southern Illinois University and his Masters of Divinity is from Dubuque Theological Seminary. He merges education and joy for the Lord into his sermons, which are designed to apply to everyday life.
Along with his wife, Sarah and their children, the family is excited to be in Tampa and find joy in their service here.
Financial Secretary (Vacant)
Arnel Senson, Music Ministry Associate
Abby Ebersole, Summer Specialist Early Childhood
Bailey Dean, Audio-Visual Technician
Born and raised in Florida, Bailey spent the last nine years working with Anona United Methodist Church as a volunteer and later director in their children’s ministry program. His career started by simply pressing the spacebar for a slideshow, Bailey soon took over as the program’s technical director, leading a team and serving the church. After graduating with his A.A. and certification in Audio/Video/Lighting production, he has expanded into more roles, both here at Hyde Park, and others in the Tampa Bay area.