Gaining Ground

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Gaining Ground with Dr. Evan Burrows is the broadcast ministry of The First Baptist Church of College Hill in Tampa, Florida.  Senior Pastor, Dr. Burrows shares God’s word with accuracy, enthusiasm and insight. Impacting the Tampa Bay community for well over a century, FBCCH is located at 3838 North 29th Street in Tampa with Sunday morning service at 10:00 AM.  You can make contact with Dr. Burrows and the church family at FBCCH online at or call (813)248-6600. 

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About Evan Burrows


I was born on the Island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Both my parents were and are committed christians so I cannot remember when church and Jesus were not a part of my life. I accepted Christ as my savior at the age of 9 and have never looked back. I often tell people that I truly love the church both the organism and the organization.

At the age of fourteen I attended my church's annual Missions Conference and was deeply moved by a message from Isaiah 6:8 which states; "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

In that moment I knew my life calling was to serve God in vocational ministry. Upon graduation from high school I enrolled in Florida Bible College, Hollywood, Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Education and Pastoral Studies. Further studies have led to a Master's Degree in Christian counseling and a Ph.D. in Religious Philosophy.

Some of my most rewarding ministry experiences have been the years I spent in youth ministry. As I observe the now adults who were evangelized and nurtured in the faith and now serve God with zeal and conviction I am humbled.


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