Welcome to Hillsborough United Methodist Church

Welcome to Hillsborough United Methodist Church

Welcome to Hillsborough United Methodist ChurchWelcome to Hillsborough United Methodist ChurchWelcome to Hillsborough United Methodist Church



We are pleased to now offer an online giving portal. All donations are handled securely and none of your personal information is shared.  Please proceed to the giving portal by clicking the link below.  Whether you’d like to give a single gift or schedule ongoing contributions, you can do it all from your computer or mobile phone. It’s quick, easy, and secure. You can give your tithe here as well as your gifts.

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Pastor Tanner White


area's of interest

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry


Learn more about great children's ministry here at Hillsborough United Methodist Church

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry


Check out our calendar for new and exciting upcoming events and services.

Recorded Services

Children's Ministry

Earthly Treasures Thrift Store/Food Pantry


You can view our prior services and see what you have missed. You can also tune into our Youtube channel to watch us live every Sunday at 11 am.

Earthly Treasures Thrift Store/Food Pantry

Earthly Treasures Thrift Store/Food Pantry

Earthly Treasures Thrift Store/Food Pantry


Check out our weekly specials.


Earthly Treasures Thrift Store/Food Pantry

Prayer Requests


A small glimpse into our missions. We have traveled far and wide and want to share our joy with the world.

Prayer Requests

Earthly Treasures Thrift Store/Food Pantry

Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

You can make online prayer requests. If you can't visit us but need prayers or know someone that could use some prayers sent their way.

Our Pastor


Pastor Tanner White

Welcome to Hillsborough United Methodist Church (HUMC)! I am blessed beyond measure to serve as the senior pastor of this parish, which is a good old fashioned word that means the church and it’s wider community. These days our communities include those we connect with online, meaning you and I are in a form of community as you visit this website. We are praying for you and yours, namely that you experience the fullness of God’s love for you and for the world. HUMC is a gathering of God’s people representing many ages, backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We are united by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, who calls us to love God and people. This church was founded nearly 100 years ago, and we are actively praying for God to lead us into the next century of gospel ministry. 

Here’s a bit about me. For those who prefer formal introductions, I am the Reverend Tanner Alan White, BA, MDiv, and Provisional Elder in The UMC. Calling me by title - pastor, preacher, father, reverend, or the like - is a choice I invite you to make according to your comfort and tradition. If you ask me how I prefer to be addressed, I’ll ask you to call me Tanner. That’s the name I was given, and I am grateful to be called at all - by God and by you. I look forward to calling you by the name you prefer, which I will remember to the best of my ability - usually not until we have a meaningful conversation for 5 minutes or more. I’m not active on social media for many reasons, but I’m accessible via phone to those who belong to the church and wider community.


Speaking of name calling, my parents (Ron and Ruth White) gave me mine. They divorced when I was a child but they both faithfully attend Hillsborough UMC as generous and active members. My parents raised me in Tampa, Florida where my wife Mallory and I met as neighbors and teenage heartthrobs. Mallory and I are expecting our first born in August of 2019, and we couldn’t be more excited! We arrived at HUMC in July of 2018 and have felt at home among this family of faith, where we plan to remain for as long as the God and church allow. If you attend faithfully, whatever that means to you, you may get the occasional blessing of hearing my wife sing and play the piano. People generally respond positively to my preaching, but when Mallory plays music she heals souls in a way you must experience to know fully. My wife is my best friend, and we set aside time from sundown on Friday to noon on Saturday to be alone together. We pray that you and your family will experience God’s love as we have in this community of faith at HUMC.


In the Christian tradition, across denominations, we affirm that the beginning of the journey of faith is marked by baptism. We believe that baptism is primarily the work of God, and secondarily the response of the baptized. That’s in part why we baptize babies, whom the church sprinkles or dips in water as an outward sign of God’s inward claim on our lives. Our baptism sends us into Christian ministry. When I was an infant, my maternal grandfather baptized me at Hyde Park United Methodist Church (UMC) in Tampa. My grandfather was an Elder in The UMC Methodist in Alabama. After my baptism my parents seldom took me to church: my mom spent enough time in church as a child to make up for a few lifetimes, and my father was raised in a strict Roman Catholic upbringing that burned him out on church at an early age. The only times I remember attending church as a child was when I visited my grandparents over holidays. It was in my grandfather’s study, while preparing to preach my inaugural sermon, where I received God’s call to pursue ordained pastoral ministry. I was terrified, tearful and tentative when I sensed God sending me into ministry. That happened when I was 19. A decade later, I am still in awe of God’s choosing to send folks like you and me into Christian ministry by our baptism.

Professional Ministry

As I began to wrestle with God’s call to me through my early twenties, I engaged in professional Christian ministry experiences that enhanced my vocational discernment. Baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal churches employed my gifts in a cornucopia of pastoral ministry opportunities. I spent a year or so studying and serving in each of these distinct traditions across the country and the world, in churches, not-for-profits, and on mission overseas. At the funeral of a friend’s grandfather, a priest told a story that brought my denominational wandering to an unexpected end. I asked myself, “If I’ve been baptist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Episcopalian, where I would be buried if I died today?” I was led back to where the church in which I was baptized as a baby: Hyde Park UMC. I then entered the Candidacy process and have spent the last several years in another variety of settings: studying theology at the University of Oxford in England as part of my Bachelors degree; earning a Masters in Divinity (MDiv) at Emory University, where I served as a hospital chaplain at Gwinnett Medical Center, and a student pastor at Alcovy UMC. Upon graduating from seminary in Georgia, the Florida Conference called me home to send me serve as an Associate Pastor at St. Pete First UMC. Now, I’m at the height of my life and ministry as I serve as the senior pastor of Hillsborough UMC. 

Now that I’ve shared a bit about myself and HUMC, I hope to hear your story. Join us online and onsite as you are led and able. We are currently in the beginning of a long discernment towards identifying God’s call for this congregation. This discovery takes place over time through prayer and conversation with God and with one another. We host about 100 people in the physical sanctuary, and our weekly services are viewed an average of 100 times each. Our service is ever evolving, a blend of a praise band music with some traditional hymns and prayers. The worship is led by ordained and lay ministers, through music, Scripture readings, preaching, and prayer. We are certainly not without flaws, but we believe perfection is about God’s love that works through our shortcomings. May you experience the fullness of God’s love for you and for the world. 

With you in Christ at HUMC and beyond,

Pastor Tanner White 


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Children'S Ministry

Next Generation

Our Mission statement:

Guiding and equipping children to learn, believe, accept and share God's Word.

Our Motto:

Know, Grow and Show God's Love

Calling ALL Kids & Youth

Earthly Treasures Thrift Store/Food Pantry


Hours of Operation

Thrift Store and Food Pantry

Friday 10am - 2pm

Saturday 10am - 2pm


Food Pantry

The Thrift Stores food pantry is up and running and was met with a big need. Please help us stock the shelves to meet some of the needs in the neighborhood. Please help us get food to those in need during this holiday season.

This ministry needs more Volunteers.



We accept all of your unused items at our collection bins next to the Thrift Store. Please no large items, furniture or TV's.

Helpful list for Food Pantry:

Cereal, Canned Goods, Soup, Jelly, Peanut Butter, Boxed Mac n Cheese, canned meats, and any other non perishable items

Contact Info


Pastor Tanner White

Lay Leader/Council Leader

Ginger Summers

Trustee Chair

David Dean

SPRC Chair/Pastor Assistant

Mary Wilson

Office Administrator

Rhonda Mitchell

You can reach any of these leaders

Email: questions@humcfl.org

Phone: 813-988-3077

Contact Us


We love our partitioners, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.


9008 Harney Rd, Tampa, Florida 33637, United States


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online Prayer Requests

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