Our Story

We were led to begin Tabernacle of Hope in Tampa for specific spiritual and strategic purposes. First, we are determined to combat the effects of urban decay that have decimated our city. The direct result of sin, neglect, and oppression has resulted in entire communities being destroyed by crime, sin and fear.

Additionally, the effects of our society’s drift away from the laws and principles of God are openly manifested in hopelessness and futile attempts to find fulfillment in materialism, pleasure seeking, and addictions. Through the proper application of God’s Word, we will endeavor to halt this downward trend and to affect our community positively for Jesus Christ.

Many churches and individuals have intentionally moved from the inner core of our city due to the issues described above. However, the majority of the political, economical and financial decisions for our city are still made in the inner core. Also, much of the nightlife and immorality that combine to distract and destroy our youth and community are centered in the downtown area.

Since we desire to see the power of God break the strongholds in our city, we are strategically located in the inner city as a foundation for spiritual renewal. It is our determination and pledge to change the spiritual climate of our city by changing lives and influencing policies and entire communities.

With this in mind, join us as we experience Hope at 6907 N. Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604 every Sunday at 10:00AM and every Wednesday at 7:30PM.

Please call (813) 513-4880 for more info questions or prayer.

Pastor Linval and Sidonne Stewart

Our Pastor

Pastors Linval and Sidonne Stewart serve as the Senior Pastors of Tabernacle of Hope, in Tampa Florida. They are two people who exemplify the life and love of Christ. This beautiful couple has been married for over 14 years and have been working for the Lord for over 25 years collectively. Their real and authentic style of leadership and teaching has impacted countless lives throughout the Kingdom of God. Their lifestyle and testimony is living proof that God can do anything and that He will make a way out of no way for all. With a dedication to doing God’s will, a genuine love for the Ministry, and a genuine love and appreciation for one another, they show just what God can do with two people who decided to answer the call of God to be Pastors.

Linval was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica and started preaching from the early age of eight years old all over the Island of Jamaica. Sidonne was born in Kingston, Jamaica also. Linval moved to Tampa, FL in 2000 to work and help support his mother and other family members back home in Jamaica but God had other plans for him. Sidonne joined the United States Navy and served her country for eight years and moved to Tampa FL in 2007. Linval became a licensed minister under the United Pentecostal Church International in 2008 and doors began to open for him to minister. God began to use him in supernatural ways to speak into the lives of many and see miracles take place through intercessory prayers. Linval and Sidonne are both passionate about praying, teaching the word, and winning souls and growing the Kingdom of God.

Bishop Kenneth and First Lady Althea Stewart


Bishop Kenneth and First Lady Althea Stewart founded Tabernacle of Hope in Inner-City Tampa, FL in 2006. Tabernacle of Hope is a community-focused ministry with an active computer lab and food and clothes pantry and a feeding ministry, Meals of Hope, that feeds over 70 people a day. Tabernacle of Hope has been featured in media reports for it’s community outreach programs such as its Community Health Care Outreach and Job Training Programs.

Kenneth Stewart was born in Addis Abebe, Ethiopia while his father was stationed there with the U. S. Army and Althea Stewart was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from Christian Life College in Stockton, CA and Althea has her Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Kenneth and Althea have been married for over 29 years and are the proud parents of three daughters and one granddaughter. Their oldest daughter, Ayana, is married to Vagner Lage and their twin daughters are Alyssa and Alena Stewart.

Bishop Kenneth Stewart served the Florida District for 8 years as NAM Director and as NAM Secretary for 3 years before that. He also has served on the UPCI General Board as Director of Building The Bridge Ministries and on the Executive Board as the Executive Presbyter of the Southeast Region. He was appointed the General North American Missions Director of Promotions in July of 2019 and enjoys serving the UPCI and Church Planters in that role throughout the country.

Sunday Service:                  10:00AM – 12:30PM

Monday Prayer:                   7:00PM – 8:00PM

Wednesday Bible Study:    7:30PM – 8:30PM


Address: 6907 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

(813) 513-4880