Redeemer held its first worship service in Sun City Center in the Old Town Hall in May of 1978. They were officially organized as
a congregation in April 1979 as a member of the Florida-Bahamas Synod. In 1981 Redeemer got its first full time
Pastor. Part of the current building was dedicated on September 19, 1982. As the congregation continued to grow, the church building became too small. An expansion wasbuilt and
dedicated on April 9, 1989. A large fellowship hall, kitchen, conference room, music room and library
were built and dedicated in 2002. Redeemer
currently has approximately 450 members.
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Pastor David Allman is a native of Toledo, Ohio. Prior to moving to Florida, Pastor Allman served churches in Central Ohio Northeast Ohio, and Michigan. Before accepting
the Call to Redeemer, Pastor Allman served as Chaplain to Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas County. He is a graduate of Capital University and Trinity Seminary, both in Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Allman and his wife, Candy, have two children, Heather, who is a graduate of Michigan State University and Noah who is in his teenage years.
The Allman family resides in Riverview.
Pastor Allman states that the most important lesson of ministry he learned from a mentor is to love the people. Since that day he has adopted as his ministry statement Jesus’ answer when asked about the greatest commandments. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and
first commandment. And a second statement is
similar: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”(Matthew 22:37-39)