our beliefs shape our convictions, our convictions mandate our mission, our mission informs our strategy,
our strategy drives our staffing, and directs our priorities and programs.
Statement of Faith
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
The Blessed Hope
The Eternal State of Man
The Person & Work of Christ
The Christian Walk
Convictions & Statements
We exist for the glory of God.
God is glorified through Christ as His gospel is proclaimed, believed, and obeyed, transforming the believer to become like Christ. for the glory of God.
The Holy Spirit creates a new kind of community that reflects Christ to the world.
Members of this commuity develop others to thrive according to God’s design.
A Christ-centered community seeks the good of its community for the glory of God through hospitality, work, and service. exist for the glory of God.
CONVICTIONS– We will align all ministries and people development to our five convictions by educating all attendees and challenging and encouraging them to fully embrace the convictions in their personal lives.
EXCELLENCE– We will carry out all ministry efforts with excellence and accountability, seeking our direction, wisdom, discernment, and ability from God.
CONDUCT– We will conduct ourselves in a way that honors Christ through loving relational commitments as we are being built into a Christ-centered community.
DEVELOPMENT– We will intentionally develop existing and emerging leaders by educating, encouraging, and enabling them to lead in their ministries, homes, and workplaces with the faith and hospitality that result from Christ-centered personal lives.
CULTURE– We will cultivate a Christ-centered culture that is characterized by praying, proclaiming and welcoming, discovering and working, connecting and serving, celebrating and going.
Programs & Ministries
Pastor of Teaching and Education | email
Phil has attended CCC since 2008, while he has served as associate professor of Bible and Biblical Languages at Clearwater Christian College. He joined the staff in the fall of 2012 to oversee the preaching and teaching ministries of the church. Phil completed his B.S. in Bible at Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI), M.Div. and Th.M. degrees at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary (PA), and a Ph.D. in Christian Theology (NT) at McMaster Divinity College (Ontario, CAN). Phil has been married to Tia since 1998, and they have two girls, Hallie and Emily. He enjoys all sports especially golf, as well as reading, writing, watching movies, and spending time with his family.
Josh, a CCC attendee since high school, discovered his ministry passion during four years in the youth ministry there. After his University of Florida bachelor’s degree, he spent a year in Mars Hill, NC, joining CCC’s staff in 2004. For a decade, he focused on student ministry before transitioning to pastorship in September 2014. His fervor lies in strengthening Christ’s church through love, adoration, and faithfulness to the Savior. Married to Kari with three kids, Josh cherishes family time, church life, cool weather, people-watching, and meticulous Bible underlining. He holds a Christian Leadership MA from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Kyle’s deep ties to Clearwater Community Church (CCC) began in 7th grade, and he now serves as the Student Ministries Director. With a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies and experience as an interim youth pastor, he’s committed to youth ministry. He earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a focus on Youth Ministry. In 2011, Kyle joined CCC’s staff. Beyond his spiritual role, Kyle enjoys physical activities like flag football, fishing, disc golf, and biking. He’s passionate about his wife Tiffany and their 2 boys, as well as inspiring his students to deepen their relationships with Christ.
As the Children’s Ministry Director, Beth Zeeb oversees a team of volunteers and programs for children from the nursery through fifth grade. Her unwavering faith dates to the tender age of eight when she accepted Christ as her Savior. Ever since, Beth’s heart has had a passion for the church, propelling her into active involvement in Children’s Ministry. Born in Tampa and raised in Clearwater, she has remained an integral part of CCC for an impressive 46 years. Beyond her ministry duties, Beth finds joy in a multitude of hobbies, including hosting gatherings, embarking on leisurely bike rides, tending to her flourishing garden, and indulging in the charm of classic films.
Elder | email
Sam and his wife, Hillary, have been CCC members as well as married since 2009, with two boys. Sam is a Certified Diabetes Educator at Morton Plant Hospital, and Hillary homeschools their children. They’re actively involved at CCC, with Sam co-teaching, leading small groups, and hosting men’s Bible studies, while Hillary participates in the Children’s Ministry and hosts women’s Bible studies. Together, they serve on the First Impressions team. Their goal is to deepen their love for Christ, grow in humility, and be well-equipped by God’s Word for every good work.
Elder | email
Brian Bell is a devoted member of CCC, having attended since 2012 with his wife, Victoria. Their marriage of 9 years has been blessed with two children, Joshua and Ava. Within the CCC community, both Brian and Victoria have made contributions, dedicating their time to first impressions, small groups, and student ministries. Brian’s passion for sharing his faith extends to teaching in diverse settings, with a desire that every CCC member may truly experience the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ, allowing their hearts to be profoundly transformed by their deep and abiding love for Him.
Elder, Secretary | email
Since 2006, David has been a faithful member of CCC. His initial visit sparked a deep passion for youth ministry, ultimately shaping his career as an ESL teacher and now an academic counselor at a local high school for at-risk youth. Over the years, David served in CCC’s youth ministry, mentoring high school boys. Presently, he serves as a worship team member and small group leader. Through these roles, David’s love for the church has flourished. His prayer echos Puritan author and pastor John Flavel’s sentiment, “May my body joyfully wear out in Your service.”
Elder | email
Bob Gruber and his family joined Clearwater Community Church in 1995. Over the years Bob has served on the Elder Board numerous times. In 1997 he started Community Bible Study (CBS) at CCC as well as gone on numerous short-term mission trips. Bob has just retired after 27 years as Global Director of Inventory Procurement and Solutions for a local company in St. Petersburg. Bob’s wife Debbie was part of the office staff for many years before passing away in January 2012. Their wonderful daughter, Andrea, grew up through the youth group at CCC and passed away December 2022.
Elder, Vice-Chairman | email
Blake’s faith journey began through CCC’s College and Career group many years ago. In December 2007, he wed his wife, Heather, and have been dedicated members of CCC since 2012. Their commitment to the church is inspiring; Blake has worked tirelessly with youth, including those who are incarcerated, while Heather has assisted the children’s ministry for years. Blake’s talents have graced the worship team, and he has shared his knowledge in ABF classes. With dedication, they anticipate serving the Body of Christ according to the Lord’s guidance in the future.
Elder, Chairman | email
Jeremy, with his wife Erin and daughter Claire, joined CCC in 2018. They have an adult son, Devon. Jeremy runs a Clearwater-based IT company. His lifelong commitment to Jesus led him to serve in various church roles, including teacher, coach, deacon, and young adult discipleship leader. He earned an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University in 2016. At CCC, Jeremy and Erin actively engage in a small group and youth ministry, mentoring young leaders and students under Kyle’s leadership. Their devotion encourages joyful submission to Christ.